Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin, USA, has been named president of the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
C. Nils Smith has been promoted to vice president of the Signal Exploitation and Geolocation Division at the Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio.
The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, has appointed Dr. Thomas H. Killion director of its Office of Transition.
Bonnie Apodaca has been named vice president of Business Operations and chief financial officer at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Rear Adm. James D. Syring, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as director, Missile Defense Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Dr. Robert Friedenberg has joined Salient Federal Solutions Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, as chief technology officer and senior vice president of Commercial Business.
Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, USA, deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command, has been promoted to the rank of general. Gen. Via is the first Army Signal Corps officer to achieve that rank.
The FBI, Washington, D.C., has named Richard McFeely executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber and response services branch; and Ronald Hosko assistant director of the criminal investigative division.
Frank Wilson has joined iRobot Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts, as senior vice president and general manager of its Defense and Security business unit.
Michael Penta has joined Giga-tronics Incorporated, San Ramon, California, as vice president of sales.
Thomas Hobika has joined EarthLink Incorporated, Rochester, New York, as vice president of the company's IT Solution Consultants organization.
Deven Kalra has joined AtHoc Incorporated, San Mateo, California, as vice president of Engineering.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, has selected Karen A. Williams vice president, contracts, pricing and supply chain.
MBDA Deutschland GmbH, Schrobenhausen, Germany, has named Thomas Homberg managing director and executive group director, Improvement.
Rear Adm. Jeffery R. Penfield, USN, has been nominated for assignment as commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Norfolk, Virginia.
Engineering Services Network Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, has named Kathleen Casey executive director of Veterans Affairs.
Capt. Lawrence E. Creevy, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and assigned commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.