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Immediate Release

Senior Executive Service Announcements

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments and assignments:

Dabney R. Kern has been reappointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as director, policy, plans, and requirements, White House Military Office, Washington Headquarters Services, Washington, District of Columbia. Kern previously served as vice president, homeland and defense services, CACI International Inc., Arlington, Virginia.

Karin E. Appel has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as the director, joint information environment implementation, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, Washington, District of Columbia. Appel previously served as the liaison to the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff J6 office, Washington, District of Columbia.