Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy commander for military operations, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.
Vice Adm. James F. Caldwell Jr., USN, has been nominated for assignment as director, Navy Staff, N-09B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy chief of staff, strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Gen. John N. T. Shanahan, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as director for defense intelligence (warfighter support), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, USMC, has been nominated chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
NASA has selected Eugene L. Tu as director of Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.
Stéphane Chery has been appointed as head of digital strategy for Airbus Helicopters, Marignane, France.
Nammo, Raufoss, Norway, has appointed Morten Brandtzaeg as president and CEO.
Airbus Group, Amsterdam, Netherlands, has appointed John Harrison as group general counsel and Pierre de Bausset as president of Airbus Group India.
Precision Castparts Corporation, Portland, Oregon, announced Andrew Masterman will assume responsibility for Wyman-Gordon, and Jim Pieron will assume responsibility for Special Metals Corporation.
MBDA, United Kingdom, has appointed Dave Armstrong as UK managing director and executive group director.
NuSil Technology, Carpinteria, California, has appointed Ernest Waaser as CEO.
Eileen Drake has joined GenCorp Inc., Sacramento, California, as chief operating officer.
Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Matlock, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Brig. Gen. Clayton M. Hutmacher, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Hughes, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.