Eric K. Fanning has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and has been assigned as the special assistant to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense (chief of staff), immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
Rene K. Thomas-Rizzo has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as the director, human capital initiatives, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.C.
Patricia Falcone has been selected as deputy director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California.
Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, has appointed Marianne Walck vice president of Sandia’s California laboratory.
Terry Halvorsen has assumed the permanent role of chief information officer for the Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
James Peery has been appointed vice president for defense research at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News, Virginia, announced that William Ebbs has taken on the role of vice president, federal policy, and Andrew Hicks has been promoted to vice president, legislative affairs. Rob Hogan has been appointed vice president of manufacturing at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.
Brig. Gen. Tony D. Bauernfeind, USAF, has been assigned as deputy commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Brig. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins, USAF, has been assigned as director, Logistics, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 82nd Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
Brig. Gen. Scott A. Kindsvater, USAF, has been assigned as assistant deputy commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command and assistant vice commander, Ninth Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Sabre Systems Incorporated, Warrington, Pennsylvania, has appointed Captain James B. “Jim” Hoke, USN, (Ret.), to serve as vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Region.
INOC, Northbrook, Illinois, has hired Brian Parker as director of Optical Network Services.
Brig. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, USAF, has been assigned as chief of staff, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry, USAF, has been assigned as director, Logistics, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
Col. Michael J. Tarsa, USA, has been assigned as deputy commander, 3rd (United Kingdom) Division, England.
Brig. Gen. Sean P. Swindell, USA, has been assigned as commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan/NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan, Operation Freedom's Sentinel, Afghanistan.
D. Reed Freeman has joined WilmerHale, Washington, D.C., as partner and co-chair of the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications practice.
Brig. Gen. Mark C. Schwartz, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.