Capt. Brian B. Brown, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and assigned commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.
Vicon Industries Incorporated, Hauppauge, New York, has promoted Bret McGowan to senior vice president, Sales and Marketing.
Capt. John F. Kirby, USN, has been selected for promotion to the rank of rear admiral and assignment as chief of information, U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C.
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, has hired Leigh Madden as U.S. Air Force director of the company's U.S. Public Sector group.
Brady Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has appointed Jim Gross vice president and general manager for Brady North America.
Shari Durand has been assigned executive director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Kathy Cutler has been assigned director, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Information Operations, DLA, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Col. Ronald L. Huntley, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assignment as deputy director, plans and policy, Headquarters U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
eIQnetworks, Incorporated, Acton, Massachusetts, has named Michael D. Paquette chief strategy officer.
Holocom, San Diego, has promoted Scott R. Beeson to president and chief operating officer, and Jay Anaya to corporate vice president.
Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
EADS, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has appointed Arnaud Lagardère chairman and Thomas Enders chief executive officer.
Charles Kosak has been assigned deputy assistant secretary of defense for defense continuity and crisis management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Oasis Systems, Lexington, Massachusetts, has appointed Chris Ford director, Program Development.
Jim Leto has been named president and chief executive officer, Robbins-Gioia, Alexandria, Virginia.
Monica D. Medina has been assigned special assistant to the secretary of defense, Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, USN, has been assigned director, intelligence operations, N-2/N-6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
Laird Technologies Incorporated, St. Louis, has appointed David Lockwood OBE chief Executive officer.