Career Progressions

 

Bill Irby has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, Wilmington, Massachusetts.

 

Mocana, San Francisco, has named Alan Brenner senior vice president of products and engineering.

 

QinetiQ North America, McLean, Virginia, has appointed Bruce Feldman senior vice president, National Systems sector, of the company's Mission and Information Solutions operating unit.

 

MDSL, London, has appointed Marc Straussberg global project manager for telecom expense management.

 

Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assigned commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Battelle, Columbus, Ohio, has chosen Dr. Patricia Gruber to lead its Undersea Systems Division.

 

Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assigned assistant commandant of the Marine Corps.

 

Rear Adm. Robert M. Hennegan, USN, has been assigned commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, San Diego.

 

Benjamin Fletcher has joined Kratos Defense and Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, as vice president of U.S. Army business development for its Technology and Training Solutions Division.

 

Maj. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, USAF, has been assigned director, Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review, Office of the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

 

Identive, Ismaning, Germany, has named Markus Gyssler managing director of ID Solutions Germany.

 

Caryn Hollis has been assigned deputy assistant secretary of defense for counternarcotics and global threats, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, D.C.

 

NASA has named James Free director, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, and Ellen Ochoa director, Johnson Space Center, Houston

 

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. (USMC), has been assigned commander, International Security Assistance Force, and commander, U.S. Forces–Afghanistan.

 

iGov, Reston, Virginia, has promoted Manning Bolchoz to vice president of the Program Management Office.

 

Dan Haendel has been assigned director for strategy and long-range planning, Defense Technology Security Administration, Washington, D.C. 

 

Rear Adm. Robert M. Hennegan, USN, has been assigned commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, San Diego.

 

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, has named Kathryn G. Simpson vice president and deputy general counsel.

 

Rear Adm. Joseph A. Horn, USN, has been assigned program executive officer for Integrated Warfare Systems, Washington, D.C.

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