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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 757-12
September 18, 2012

Senior Executive Service Announcements

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

            Evelyn Farkas has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC.  Farkas previously served as senior advisor to the supreme allied commander, U.S. European Command, Washington, DC. 

            Garry Reid has been assigned as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense (special operations and low intensity conflict), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC.  Reid previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense (special operations and combating terrorism, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC. 

            Alisa Stack has been assigned concurrently as principal director, defense prisoner of war/missing personnel affairs and principal director, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC.  Stack previously served as principal deputy director, task force on business and stability operations, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC. 

            William Wechsler has been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense (special operations and combating terrorism), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC.  Wechsler previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense (counternarcotics and global threats), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC. 

            Christine Wormuth has been assigned as deputy under secretary of defense for strategy, plans and forces, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC.  Wormuth previously served as senior director for defense policy and strategy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Washington, DC.