Career Progressions

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.

Information Technology Industry Council, Washington, D.C., has named Yael Weinman vice president for global privacy policy and general counsel.

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.

Col. Sarah E. Zabel, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned director, command, control, communications, and cyber systems, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Col. Robert J. Skinner, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned deputy commander, Air Forces Cyber, Air Force Space Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Brig. Gen. Charles K. Hyde, USAF, has been assigned deputy commander, Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Region, and deputy commander for operations, 1st Air Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

Col. Nina M. Armagno, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned commander, 45th Space Wing, and director, eastern range, Air Force Space Command, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. 

Brig. Gen. Timothy S. Green, USAF, has been assigned director, installations and mission support, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. 

Alenia Aermacchi North America, Washington, D.C., has appointed Benjamin R. Stone president and CEO.

Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, USAF, has been assigned deputy director, National Reconnaissance Office, and commander, Air Force Space Command Element, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. David J. Buck, USAF, has been assigned director of air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Terry DiVittorio has joined Blue Canopy, Reston, Virginia, as director of cyber security.

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