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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 044-11
January 18, 2011

Senior Executive Service Announcements

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

             Mary Justis has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as chief, health plan integration, Tricare Management Activity, Falls Church, Va.  Justis previously served as branch chief, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Atlanta, Ga.

             David M. Wennergren has been assigned as director, Business Transformation Agency, Washington, D.C., in addition to his duties as the Department of Defense assistant deputy chief management officer, Washington, D.C.

             Sumit Agarwal has been assigned as senior advisor, Principal Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Cyber Engagement and Innovation, Washington, D.C.  Agarwal previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense (public affairs outreach and social media), Washington, D.C.

             Theresa M. Whelan has been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense (defense continuity and crisis management), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Homeland Defense & America’s Security Affairs), Washington, D.C.  Whelan previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense (homeland defense domains and defense support of civil authorities), Washington, D.C.

             Gregory Schulte has been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense (space policy), Washington, D.C.  Schulte previously served as foreign relations and defense policy manager (global strategic affairs), Washington, D.C.

            Robert Salesses has been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense (homeland defense integration and defense support of civil authorities/chief of staff), Washington, D.C.  Salesses previously served as foreign relations and defense policy manager (homeland defense), Washington, D.C.

             Robert Butler has been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense (cyber policy), Washington, D.C.  Butler previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense (cyber and space policy), Washington, D.C.