Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Taliaferro, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan; commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan; director, Air Forces Central Command Air Component Coordination Element for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Air Combat Command, and support of NATO’s Operation Resolute Support, deputy commander-air, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Col. John T. Wilcox II, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as director, strategic plans, programs, requirements and assessments, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale, Air Force Base, Louisiana
Brig. Gen. Ferdinand B. Stoss, USAF, has been assigned as director, operations, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Brig. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, USAF, has been selected for the grade of major general and assigned as commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Maj. Gen. Jay B. Silveria, USAF, has been assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; and deputy, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia.
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Williams, USAF, has been selected for the grade of lieutenant general and assigned as commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region; and commander, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
Brig. Gen. Tony D. Bauernfeind, USAF, has been assigned as commanding general, Special Operations Command, Korea, U.S. Forces Korea, Yongsan Garrison, Korea.
Maj. Gen. Mark W. Westergren, USAF, has been assigned as deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, College Park, Maryland, selected Dr. Stacey Dixon as deputy director.
Engineering Services Network Inc., Woodbridge, Virginia, named Steve Dutra as its Charleston, South Carolina, area operations manager.
Vice Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, USN, has been appointed to the rank of admiral and assigned as commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami.
Col. Thomas H. Todd III, USA, has been assigned to deputy commander, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; and commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Massachusetts.
Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Mosser, USAR, has been assigned as commander, Troop Program Unit, 364th Sustainment Command, Expeditionary, Marysville, Washington.
Brig. Gen. William B. Mason III, USAR, has been assigned as director, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Institute for Military Support to Governance, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Heck, USAR, has been assigned as deputy surgeon and director, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Reserve Readiness, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Michael Dillard, USAR, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, Troop Program Unit, 99th Regional Support Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault.
Maj. Gen. Darsie D. Rogers Jr., USA, has been assigned as commander, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Comtech EF Data, Tempe, Arizona, appointed Richard Swardh as vice president, market development.
Wynyard Group, Arlington, Virginia, appointed Derek Brown as vice president Americas and Louis F. Quijas as senior executive of law enforcement and homeland security.