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.