Career Progressions

Charles Sowell has been appointed as senior vice president of Salient Federal Solutions Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. Rex A. Spitler, ANG, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Army Central/Third U.S. Army, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

Rear Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., USN, has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, USA, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, Republic of Korea.

Richard O. Wightman Jr., has been assigned as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense (reserve affairs), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs), Washington, D.C.

Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. 

Brig. Gen. James M. Richardson, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general-support, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

Intelligent Decisions Incorporated, Ashburn, Virginia, has named Peter Brady as vice president, Department of Defense and Department of State programs.

Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, USA, has been assigned as vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington/commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. 

Michael D. Lumpkin has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as special assistant to the secretary of defense, Immediate Office, Washington, D.C.

Acano, New York, has named Joel S. Brunson as chief executive officer of Acano Federal, Lansdowne, Virginia.

Capt. Luther B. Fuller III, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy commander for ship design, integration and engineering, SEA-05, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Capt. Andrew L. Lewis, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nevada.

Capt. Bret J. Muilenburg, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Mark W. Lippert has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as special assistant to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense, Immediate Office, Washington, D.C. and will serve as chief of staff to the secretary of defense.

Capt. Robert P. Burke, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director, plans and operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/deputy commander, Sixth Fleet/commander submarines, Allied Naval Forces South/commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy.

Sébastien Remy has been appointed head of EADS Innovation Works, Munich.

Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald, USN, will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven/commander, Amphibious Force, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Okinawa, Japan.

Capt. Brian K. Antonio, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as program executive officer for Littoral Combat Ships, Washington, D.C.

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