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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 859-10
September 21, 2010

Senior Executive Service Appointments and Reassignments

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

Appointments 

                Paul D. Patrick has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs (readiness, training and mobilization), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Washington, D.C.  Patrick previously served as a major general, U.S. Army Reserve, principal advisor to commanding general, U.S. Army Europe. 

                Joseph O. Quinn has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as director for financial improvement and audit readiness, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.  Quinn previously served as a business modernization expert, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C. 

Reassignment 

                Michael S. Elliott has been assigned as deputy director, strategic stability, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.  Elliott previously served as the deputy director, plans and policy, Global Strike Division, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

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