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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 682-12
August 16, 2012

Senior Executive Service Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments:

            Ross W. Branstetter III has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as general counsel, Missile Defense Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.  Branstetter previously served as attorney advisor (contracts), U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

            William Keely has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy chief technology officer for mission assurance, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md.  Keely previously served as director, field security operations, Defense Information Systems Agency, Chambersburg, Pa.

            Arati Prabhakar has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va.  Prabhakar previously served as partner, U.S. Venture Partners, Menlo Park, Calif.

            Jill Eileen Stiglich has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy director, program acquisition and strategic sourcing, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.  Stiglich previously served as supervisory contract specialist, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.