Lt. Gen. John M. Bednarek, USA, has been assigned as chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq.
Rear Adm. William H. Hilarides, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, California, has appointed Mary Petryszyn vice president, international, aerospace systems sector. The company also announced new roles in the aerospace systems sector for Robert Burke, who will lead the sector’s strategy and business development organization, Dale Burton, now chief technology officer for the sector, and Art Lofton, who will lead the sector’s global quality organization.
American Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Joe Kopfman executive vice president, contracts and administration/chief compliance officer.
Thales Communications Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, has appointed Todd Borkey chief technology officer and vice president of strategic initiatives.
Maj. Gen. William H. Etter, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, First Air Force (Air Force North) and commander, Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
Lt. Gen. John W. Hesterman III, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.
The National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, has selected Pramod P. Khargonekar to serve as assistant director for the Directorate of Engineering.
Brig. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, USA, has been as assigned deputy chief of staff, communications, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, USA, has been assigned commander, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, has named Ruth Bishop as sector vice president of quality, safety and mission assurance for its Technical Services sector.
Rear Adm. James Arden Barnett Jr., USN (Retired), has joined Venable LLP, Washington, D.C., as a partner.
Attensity, Palo Alto, California, has appointed J. Kirsten Bay president and CEO.
Brig. Gen. Peter D. Utley, USA, has been assigned commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Brig. Gen. Michael J. Kingsley, USAF, has been selected for the rank of major general and assigned as director, North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Afghanistan Transformation Task Force, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan.
David Helvey has been appointed as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C.
WSO2, Palo Alto, California, has named Adam Firestone as director of defense and government solutions.
ACE Component Services, a division of ACE Production Technologies, Spokane Valley, Washington, has appointed Roger Cox as operations manager.
Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, has been assigned as director, J-6, Cyber/C4, U.S. European Command, Germany.
Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, USN, will be assigned as director, J-2, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.