Career Progressions

July 29, 2021
 

Rear Adm. George M. Wikoff, USN, has been assigned as vice director, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

July 29, 2021
 

Rear Adm. John A. Watkins, USN, has been assigned as deputy director, command, control, communications and computer systems and information technology, J-6, U.S. Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

 

July 29, 2021
 

Lauren Vargas has been sworn in as special assistant to the undersecretary of the Air Force.

July 28, 2021
 

Capt. Ralph R. Smith III, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as vice director for intelligence, J-2, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

July 28, 2021
 

Rear Adm. Douglas G. Perry, USN, will be assigned as director, Undersea Warfare Division, N97, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

July 28, 2021
 

Valentine Sanders has been sworn in as director, Travel Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

July 27, 2021
 

Capt. Stephen G. Mack, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy chief of staff, submarines, Maritime Command Headquarters Command, and commander, submarines, NATO, Northwood, United Kingdom.

 

July 27, 2021
 

Rachel Ross has been sworn in as chief of staff to the secretary of the Army.

July 27, 2021
 

Jamie Pinkham has been sworn in as principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army (civil works).

July 23, 2021
 

Capt. Christopher A. Kijek, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as director, operations and plans, N3, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

July 23, 2021
 

Rear Adm. William J. Houston, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Naval Submarine Forces, and commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and commander, Allied Submarine Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

 

July 23, 2021
 

Capt. Joseph B. Hornbuckle, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.

 

July 23, 2021
 

Dr. Colin Kahl has been sworn in as undersecretary of defense for policy.

July 23, 2021
 

Keenan Geter has been sworn in as protocol officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

 

June 20, 2021
 

Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan, USCG, has been nominated for assignment as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

 

Capt. Erik J. Eslich, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

 

Rear Adm. Ronald C. Copley, USN, will be assigned as director, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office, and commander, Office of Naval Intelligence, Washington, D.C.

 

July 20, 2021
 

Rear Adm. Craig C. Clapperton, USN, will be assigned as commander, Combined Joint Task Force, Cyber, U.S. Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland.

July 20, 2021
 

Michael Donley has been sworn in as director of administration and management.

 

July 20, 2021
 

Elena Crespa has been sworn in as special assistant to the undersecretary of defense for policy.

 

July 13, 2021
 

JB Kendrick has been appointed president of Kapsch TrafficCom North America, McLean, Virginia.

 

July 13, 2021
 

Rear Adm. William D. Byrne Jr., USN, will be assigned as director, warfare development, N72, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

July 13, 2021
 

Kathy Chung has been sworn in as deputy director of protocol, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

 

July 13, 2021
 

Chidi Blyden has been sworn in as deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs.

July 8, 2021
 

Acuity Brands Inc., Atlanta, has named Peter Han as president of Acuity’s Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG).

 

July 8, 2021
 

Rear Adm. Heidi K. Berg, USN, will be assigned as director, plans and policy, J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

July 8, 2021
 

Samuel Brannen has been sworn in as deputy assistant secretary of defense for plans and posture.

 

July 8, 2021
 

Warren Bass has been sworn in as director of speechwriting, Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs

 

July 7, 2021
 

Capt. Maria L. Aguayo, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Atlantic, with additional duties as fleet civil engineer (N01CE), U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

 

July 7, 2021
 

Elsa Alvarado has been sworn in as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs for strategic communications.

 

June 29, 2021
 

Menlo Ventures, San Francisco, has named Tim Tully as a partner.

June 29, 2021
 

Rear Adm. Karl O. Thomas, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

July 29, 2021
 

Rear Adm. John V. Fuller, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral, and assignment as inspector general, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

June 29, 2021
 

Lt. Gen. David G. Bellon, USMC, has been nominated for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, Marine Forces Reserve, and commander, Marine Forces South.

June 24, 2021
 

RaySecur, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has appointed Richard Shatilla to chief commercial officer.

 

June 24, 2021
 

Rear Adm. Stephen T. Koehler, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, California.

 

June 22, 2021
 

Commit, New York City, has named Max Nirenberg chief revenue officer and managing director.

June 22, 2021
 

Lt. Gen. George W. Smith Jr., USMC, has been nominated for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force.

 

June 22, 2021
 

Maj. Gen. William M. Jurney, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

June 17, 2021
 

Maj. Gen. Kevin M. Iiams, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, Training and Education Command.

 

 

 

June 17, 2021
 

Spacelink, McLean, Virginia, has named Jim Schwenke as vice president, intelligence community, and Erik Levine as vice president, Space Segment Program Management.

June 17, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Ryan P. Heritage, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

 

June 17, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. 

 

June 15, 2021
 

BM Technologies Inc., Radnor, Pennsylvania, has named Melanie Mathias as senior vice president and director of marketing.

June 15, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Mark A. Hashimoto, USMCR, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. 

June 15, 2021
 

Col. Sean N. Day, USMCR, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

June 10, 2021
 

KULR Technology Group Inc., San Diego, California, has named Antonio Martinez as vice president of operations.

June 10, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Sofge Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. 

June 10, 2021
 

Rear Adm. Charles B. Cooper II, USN, has been appointed to the grade of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command; commander, Fifth Fleet; and commander, Combined Maritime Forces, Manama, Bahrain.

 

June 8, 2021
 

Spacelink, McLean, Virginia, has named Alan Khalili as chief financial officer.