Career Progressions

Rear Adm. Philip G. Howe, USN, will be assigned as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

Main Sail LLC, Cleveland, Ohio, has named Bob McPherson as vice president, federal business development.

MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, appointed Sarah MacConduibh as vice president of Air Force Programs.

Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Gould, USAF, has been assigned as deputy chief, support, Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq, U.S. Department of State, Baghdad, Iraq.

Rear Adm. Peter Gumataotao, USN, has been assigned as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, USN, (Ret.), former commanding officer of the USS Cole, has been tapped as senior vice president for military policy and strategic development at Phillip Stutts & Company, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Jay B. Silveria, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Steve Rottler has been named as vice president of Sandia National Laboratories’ California laboratory, leading the Energy, Climate, and Infrastructure Security Strategic Management Unit, Livermore, California.

Jean-Bernard Lévy has been named chairman and chief executive officer of Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex. France.

Elissa Slotkin has been appointed as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C.

MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, named Lillian Zarrelli Ryals as director, senior vice president and general manager of the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development.

iGATE Government Solutions, McLean, Virginia, has appointed Bonita White as group manager for pre-sales.

Dynetics, Chantilly, Virginia, has named Dr. Scott Goldstein as chief technologist and manager of the Advanced Missions Solutions Group.

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. P. Stephen Stanley has been named as vice president of Cybersecurity/C4, Northrop Grumman, Falls Church, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, USAF, has been selected for the rank of major general and assigned as commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force - Afghanistan; Air Combat Command; deputy commander - Air; U.S. Forces - Afghanistan; and deputy chief of staff - Air, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Chris Miner has been named vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs for the Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News, Virginia.

Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling, USAF, has been named as command chief of the Air National Guard.

Mercury Systems, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has tapped Jamie Ryan as chief information officer.

Erin Logan has been appointed as principal director for counternarcotics and global threats, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C. 

Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia, named retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Jack Dorsett as vice president of the Integrated Mission Systems business, information systems sector.

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