Release
Immediate Release

New Officials Sworn-In at the Department of Defense

Jan. 20, 2021

The following individuals were sworn-in virtually or in-person today at the Pentagon: 

•    Adil Ahmed, Attorney Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Army 
•    Terry Adirim, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
•    Scott Arceneaux, Special Assistant for White House Liaison Office
•    Patricia Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
•    Susanna Blume, performing the duties of Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation 
•    Tanya Bradsher, Senior Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement 
•    Melissa Dalton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities
•    Morgan Dwyer, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
•    Beth Foster, Senior Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness  
•    Beth George, Principal Deputy General Counsel
•    Ozge Guzelsu, Deputy General Counsel (Legislation) 
•    Storm Horncastle, Residential Manager and Social Secretary of the Vice President
•    Brian Katz, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence & Security) 
•    Jongsun Kim, Deputy Comptroller for Budget and Appropriations Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense  (Comptroller)
•    John Kirby, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
•    Kelly Magsamen, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense
•    Christopher Maier, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict 
•    Farouk Ophaso, Senior Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
•    Ely Ratner, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (China)
•    Eric Ridge, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development
•    Max Rose, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Senior Advisor, COVID-19)
•    Tommy Ross, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Navy, Department of the Navy
•    Leonor Tomero, Deputy Assistant Director for Nuclear and Missile Defense Programs 
•    Veronica Valdez, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs
•    Matthew Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Senate Affairs

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