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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 312-10
April 20, 2010

Senior Executive Service Appointments and Reassignments

        Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments and reassignments:

Appointments

        Alan A. Aldwell has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy director, Defense Technology Security Administration, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Integration and Chief of Staff, Arlington, Va.  Aldwell previously served as foreign affairs specialist, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Arlington, Va.

        Robert G. Bell has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as defense advisor to the U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Brussels, Belgium.  Bell previously served as account manager, NATO and European Command, Science Applications International Corp., Brussels, Belgium.

        Erin R. Mahan has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as chief historian, Office of the Director of Administration and Management, Washington, D.C.  Mahan previously served as associate research fellow, Center for the Study of Weapons Mass Destruction, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

       Steven L. Schleien has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as director of cyber policy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Arlington, Va.  Schleien previously served as supervisory foreign affairs specialist, ODASD(SP), OASD(GSA), Arlington, Va.

        Jennifer C. Walsh has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as principal director of Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense RUE, Arlington, Va.  Walsh previously served as supervisory foreign affairs specialist, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Strategy, Plans, and Forces), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Arlington, Va.

        Jennifer N. Zakriski has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as principal director of force development, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Development, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Strategy, Plans, and Forces), Arlington, Va.  Zakriski previously served as supervisory management analyst, ODASD (FD), ODUSD (SPF), Arlington, Va.

Reassignments

       Edward Frothingham III, has been assigned as deputy director, Defense Prisoner of War (POW)/Missing Personnel Office and principal director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (ODASD(DPMO)), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Arlington, Va.  Frothingham previously served as principal director for counternarcotics and global Threats, ODASD (CN>), Arlington, Va.
 

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