Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments and reassignment:
Christopher Brent Colburn has been appointed as the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Colburn previously served as chief of staff, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
Kelly E. Magsamen has been appointed as the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy (asian and pacific security affairs), Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Magsamen previously served as special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning, National Security Staff, Washington, D.C.
Peregrine D. Russell-Hunter has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as director, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, Defense Legal Services Agency, Arlington, Va. Russell-Hunter previously served as the deputy director and acting director, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, Defense Legal Services Agency, Arlington, Va.
Charles G. Carpenter has been assigned as the director, programs and resources/comptroller (NG-J8), National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C. Carpenter previously served as director, requirements, analysis and resources (J8), Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo.