Col. Christie L. Nixon, USAR, has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Rear Adm. Joseph W. Rixey, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Arlington, Virginia.
Rear Adm. Terry J. Benedict, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as director for Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C.
Cobham plc, Wimborne, United Kingdom, has named David Ashton executive vice president for business development and technology and Julian Hellebrand as executive vice president for lifecycle management and program management.
Col. Terrence J. McKenrick, USA, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as deputy director for operations, National Joint Operations Intelligence Center, Operations Team-1, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Gen. David L. Mann, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as the commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Douglas L. Loverro has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service as deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C.
Terry Simpson has been named vice president of Life Cycle Engineering’s Applied Technology Group, Charleston, South Carolina.
Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms, USAF, has been nominated for assignment as vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
President Obama has nominated Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, USAF, for assignment as supreme allied commander, Europe and commander, U.S. European Command. The North Atlantic Council approved the appointment of Gen. Breedlove as supreme allied commander, Europe.
American Science and Engineering Incorporated, Billerica, Massachusetts, named Charles P. Dougherty as president and chief executive officer.
Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, has been nominated for assignment as commander, Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Maj. Gen. Michael A. Keltz, USAF, has been assigned as director, intelligence, operations and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
Maj. Gen. William J. Bender, USAF, has been assigned as deputy director, operations, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq.
Rear Adm. Richard P. Breckenridge, USN, will be assigned as director, Undersea Warfare Division, N97, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Doug Rich has been named general manager America for Storage Made Easy, London and New York.
Jerry Howe has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington, D.C., as a partner in the Government Contracts and Aerospace & Defense Practices.
Col. Paul D. Nelson, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned deputy to the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force and deputy director, operations and support, J-2, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.