Career Progressions

Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, USAR, has been assigned as commander, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

Edward J. Fish has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned director, Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility, Office of the Director, Administration and Management, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. 

Lt. Gen. John M. Bednarek, USA, has been assigned as chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq.

American Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Joe Kopfman executive vice president, contracts and administration/chief compliance officer.

Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, California, has appointed Mary Petryszyn vice president, international, aerospace systems sector. The company also announced new roles in the aerospace systems sector for Robert Burke, who will lead the sector’s strategy and business development organization, Dale Burton, now chief technology officer for the sector, and Art Lofton, who will lead the sector’s global quality organization.

Rear Adm. William H. Hilarides, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. 

Thales Communications Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, has appointed Todd Borkey chief technology officer and vice president of strategic initiatives.

Lt. Gen. John W. Hesterman III, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia. 

Maj. Gen. William H. Etter, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, First Air Force (Air Force North) and commander, Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

The National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, has selected Pramod P. Khargonekar to serve as assistant director for the Directorate of Engineering.

Brig. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, USA, has been as assigned deputy chief of staff, communications, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

Attensity, Palo Alto, California, has appointed J. Kirsten Bay president and CEO.

Rear Adm. James Arden Barnett Jr., USN (Retired), has joined Venable LLP, Washington, D.C., as a partner.

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, has named Ruth Bishop as sector vice president of quality, safety and mission assurance for its Technical Services sector.

Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, USA, has been assigned commander, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Brig. Gen. Peter D. Utley, USA, has been assigned commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

David Helvey has been appointed as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C.  

Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, has been assigned as director, J-6, Cyber/C4, U.S. European Command, Germany. 

ACE Component Services, a division of ACE Production Technologies, Spokane Valley, Washington, has appointed Roger Cox as operations manager.

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