Maj. Gen. Heidi V. Brown, USA, has been assigned as director, Global Operations, J-3, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
Yves Barillé has been appointed vice president of corporate communications for Airbus Helicopters, Marignane, France.
Rear Adm. Linnea J. Sommer-Weddington will be assigned as deputy director, Warfare Integration, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, N-2/N-6A, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Rank, USA, has been assigned as senior defense official and defense attaché, United Arab Emirates.
Brig. Gen. Mitchell R. Chitwood, USAR, has been assigned as director, Rule of Law Field Force-Afghanistan, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom.
(ISC)², Clearwater, Florida, has selected David Shearer as its executive director.
Maj. Gen. William C. Hix, USA, has been assigned as director, strategy, plans and policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, USA, has been assigned as director, force development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess Jr., USA, has been assigned as deputy director and chief of staff, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
S. Daniel Johnson has been appointed executive vice president, information systems and technology, General Dynamics, Falls Church, Virginia.
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.
Diego G. Rodriguez has been named assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office, New York City.
Rear Adm. Daniel B. Hendrickson will be assigned as assistant to the vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Washington, D.C.
L-com Global Connectivity, North Andover, Massachusetts, has hired Michael Braun as director of supply chain.
The Secure Identity Alliance, Paris, announced that the German Federal Ministry of the Interior has joined its ranks as an observer member.
Mercury Systems, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has hired Michael Ruppert as senior vice president, strategy and corporate development.
Haystax Technology, McLean, Virginia, has named Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), chairman of its board of directors.
Maj. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid, Qatar.
Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, USN, has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as commander, Naval Air Forces, and commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego.