Career Progressions

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.

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.

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.