Maj. Gen. Gordon B. Davis Jr., USA, has been assigned as commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Operation Freedom's Sentinel, Afghanistan.
Maureen B. Higgins has been assigned as the assistant director, Human Capital and Resource Management, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Cheri A. Tyner has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and has been assigned as director, Acquisition Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services, Washington, D.C.
Susan A. Yarwood has been assigned as the deputy director, Washington Headquarters Services, Washington, D.C.
Peter C. Cook has been appointed as the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense (press secretary), Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs in the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.
Dr. Jason Matheny has been selected as director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, McLean, Virginia.
SMARTRAC, Amsterdam, has appointed Dr. Goetz Moeller as chief financial officer.
Parsons, Pasadena, California, has hired Marianne Meins as vice president, division business development manager for the national security division of its government services business unit.
Mark Geis has been appointed executive vice president of CNA’s Center for Naval Analyses, Arlington, Virginia.
Christian Scherer will head Airbus Group International, Toulouse, France.
Carl B. Johnson has joined Mind Over Machines, Owings Mills, Maryland, to expand its SharePoint practice.
Anaren, Syracuse, New York, has named David E. Kopf president of its Space and Defense Group and Diane E. Moore as vice president of human resources.
American Science and Engineering, Billerica, Massachusetts, has hired Dr. Aaron Couture as chief scientist.
ZAGG, Salt Lake City, has appointed Bradley J. Holiday as chief financial officer.
Deposition Sciences, Santa Rosa, California, has appointed John Fairbank as engineering manager.
Discount Two-Way Radio, Los Angeles, has appointed Kenneth Klyberg as chief operating officer.
Frank Calderoni has joined Red Hat, Raleigh, North Carolina, as executive vice president, operations, and chief financial officer.
Rear Adm. Kevin D. Scott, USN, has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as director for operational plans and joint force development, J-7, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Capt. Stephen F. Williamson, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as director, fleet maintenance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Capt. Moises Deltoro III, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Washington, D.C.