Career Progressions

MEI Technologies Incorporated, Houston, has named L. David Cazes chief executive officer.

Col. Joseph E. Whitlock, USAR, has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and assigned deputy director, J-5, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Mocana, San Francisco, has named Alan Brenner senior vice president of products and engineering.

Bill Irby has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas.

QinetiQ North America, McLean, Virginia, has appointed Bruce Feldman senior vice president, National Systems sector, of the company's Mission and Information Solutions operating unit.

MDSL, London, has appointed Marc Straussberg global project manager for telecom expense management.

Battelle, Columbus, Ohio, has chosen Dr. Patricia Gruber to lead its Undersea Systems Division.

Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assigned commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Benjamin Fletcher has joined Kratos Defense and Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, as vice president of U.S. Army business development for its Technology and Training Solutions Division.

Rear Adm. Robert M. Hennegan, USN, has been assigned commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, San Diego.

Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assigned assistant commandant of the Marine Corps.

Identive, Ismaning, Germany, has named Markus Gyssler managing director of ID Solutions Germany.

Maj. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, USAF, has been assigned director, Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review, Office of the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

iGov, Reston, Virginia, has promoted Manning Bolchoz to vice president of the Program Management Office.

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. (USMC), has been assigned commander, International Security Assistance Force, and commander, U.S. Forces–Afghanistan.

NASA has named James Free director, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, and Ellen Ochoa director, Johnson Space Center, Houston

Caryn Hollis has been assigned deputy assistant secretary of defense for counternarcotics and global threats, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C.

Dan Haendel has been assigned director for strategy and long-range planning, Defense Technology Security Administration, Washington, D.C. 

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