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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 407-09
June 09, 2009

Senior Executive Service Appointments And Reassignments

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service, senior leader, and scientific and professional appointments and reassignments.

 

Appointments

 

Daniel Y. Chiu has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as principal director, strategy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense for Strategy, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Force Development, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Chiu previously served as the study team leader, Joint Advanced Warfighting Division, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Va.

 

Janine A. Davidson has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for plans, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Davidson previously served as assistant professor, national and global security, Graduate School of Public Affairs, George Mason University, Arlington, Va.

 

David L. DeVries has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as principal director to the deputy assistant secretary of defense for information, management, integration, and technology, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, Washington, D.C.  DeVries previously served as a colonel in the U.S. Army, Network Enterprise & Technology Command, Arlington, Va.

 

Eric K. Fanning has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as special assistant to the secretary of defense for White House liaison, Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.  Fanning previously served as deputy director, Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, Washington, D.C.

 

Vicki J. Huddleston has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Africa, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Huddleston previously served as a visiting fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

Noel C. Koch has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy under secretary of defense for transition policy and care coordination, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Washington, D.C.  Koch previously served as president and chief executive officer, TranSecur, Inc., Rockville, Md.

 

Prabha N. Kumar has been appointment to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as chief innovation and technology officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, Washington, D.C.  Kumar previously served as chief, integration engineering, Defense Information Systems Agency, Arlington, Va.

 

Marcel J. Lettre II has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as principal director for countering weapons of mass destruction, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Lettre previously served as senior national security advisor, Office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Washington, D.C.

 

Terence P. Szuplat has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as special advisor to the deputy secretary of defense, Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. 

 

Tommy T. Thomas has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy under secretary of defense for military community and family support, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Washington, D.C. 

 

Celeste A. Wallander has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Wallander previously served as associate professor, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.

 

William F. Wechsler has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for counternarcotics and global threats, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Wechsler previously served as managing director, Greenwich Associates, Stamford, Conn.

 

Reassignments

 

William Budden will be assigned as deputy commander, Defense Distribution Center, Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland, Pa.  Budden is currently serving as executive director, base realignment and closure implementation, Defense Logistics Agency, Ft. Belvoir, Va.

 

Amanda J. Dory is assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Force Development, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Dory previously served as foreign relations and defense policy manager, Office of the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.

 

Mark E. Easton is assigned as deputy chief financial officer, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Comptroller, Washington, D.C.  Easton previously served as deputy assistant secretary of the navy for financial operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Navy, Washington, D.C.

 

Kenneth B. Handelman is assigned as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Handelman previously served as foreign relations and defense policy manager, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.

 

Thomas H. Harvey is assigned as chief of staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Harvey previously served as foreign relations and defense policy manager, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.

 

Nancy Heimbaugh is assigned as director, acquisition management, Defense Logistics Agency, Ft. Belvoir, Va.  Heimbaugh was formerly the director, contracting and acquisition management, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

Sandra L. Hodgkinson is assigned as special assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.  Hodgkinson previously served as foreign relations and defense policy manager, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.

 

Hugh F.T. Hoffman, III is assigned as director for defense affairs for the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq, Office of the Principal Director for Enterprise Services, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Integration and chief of staff, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Hoffman previously served as foreign relations and defense policy manager, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.

 

Christian P. Marrone is assigned as special assistant to the secretary of defense, Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.  Marrone previously served as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, Washington, D.C.

 

John B. Orem is assigned as director, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Programs Division, Office of the Deputy Director for Strategic and Space Programs, Office of the Director for Program Analysis and Evaluation, Washington, D.C.  Orem previously served as principal advisor to director of Naval intelligence for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance programs, Naval Intelligence Command, Washington, D.C.

 

Robert H. Smiley is assigned as principal director for readiness, training, and mobilization, assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, personnel and readiness, Washington, D.C.  Smiley previously served as director, Reserve Affairs Integration Office, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.

 

Alisa M. Stack is assigned as principal director for force development, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Force Development, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Stack previously served as foreign relations and defense policy manager, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations & Low Intensity Conflict, Washington, D.C.

               

Theresa M. Whelan was assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense domains and defense support of civil authorities, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.  Whelan previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Africa, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.

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