Archive: Personnel Moves

Richard Spencer, President Trump's nominee as the 76th secretary of the Navy. Photo: Center for a New American Security.

Senate Confirms Top DoD Positions Including Spencer As Navy Secretary, Lord At AT&L

The Senate confirmed Richard V. Spencer as the newest secretary of the Navy on Tuesday as well as seven other civilian Defense Department nominees. Spencer succeeds acting Secretary Sean Stackley and Obama’s Secretary Ray Mabus. The Senate approved of Spencer in a voice vote, just like the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) did last month […]

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, USAF Gen. Paul Selva
(Photo: U.S. Air Force)

Selva Confirmed For New Term As Vice Chairman Of Joint Chiefs

The Senate on Monday confirmed by unanimous consent Air Force Gen. Paul Selva for a second two-year term as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a position he has held since July 2015. The Pentagon in May announced Selva’s nomination for reappointment to his position. Before this post, he led U.S. Transportation Command […]


New Manager Announces Incoming Nevada Site Leadership

Mission Support and Test Services (MSTS), the contractor newly chosen to run the Nevada National Security Site, has announced its incoming leadership team as it proceeds with transition activities at the facility. The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in May awarded the new management and operations contract at the site to MSTS, a […]

Chris Kubasik, president and CEO of L3 Technologies. Photo: L3

Kubasik, Once In Line To Lead Lockheed Martin, Tapped As Next L3 Chief

L3 Technologies [LLL] on Wednesday night said that Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese will retire at the end of this year from his CEO role and that Chris Kubasik, who is currently president and chief operating officer (COO), will become CEO on Jan. 1, 2018. Kubasik, 56, well thought of in the investment community for […]

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Davis retired on Monday. His last assignment was Deputy Commandant for Aviation. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps.

Marine Corps Aviation Chief Retires

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, the Marine Corps’ most senior aviator, hung up his wings July 10 after a 37-year career in uniform. Commissioned a second lieutenant in May 1980, Davis served as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation from June 2014 until his retirement on Monday. During a ceremony at Marine Corps Barracks in Washington, D.C., […]

Boeing Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne Caret. Photo: Boeing

Boeing’s Caret Flattening Defense And Space Segment

Boeing [BA] Defense Chief Leanne Caret on Tuesday said she is eliminating two of the defense segment’s three reporting sectors in favor of smaller entities that will report to directly to her, simplifying and flattening the organization to speed decision making and make the business more competitive. The reorganization and streamlining will also result in […]

Transportation Security Administration Administrator David Pekoske.

Trump Nominates Former Coast Guard Admiral To Lead TSA

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated David Pekoske to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), choosing a former Coast Guard officer and industry executive to run the agency responsible for ensuring the nation’s transportation systems are secure. Pekoske retired from the Coast Guard in 2010 after a 30 year career, ending his service with one-year […]

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, left, swears in Elaine Duke, right, as his deputy. Photo: DHS

Duke Begins Work As DHS Deputy

Elaine Duke was officially sworn in on Monday as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), marking a return to the department where she last headed the management office seven years ago. Chip Fulghum, the deputy under secretary for Management, was serving as the acting DHS deputy. Fulghum will continue to act as […]


Trump Nominates David Norquist To Be Pentagon Comptroller

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated David Norquist to be the Pentagon’s top budget official. If confirmed as the under secretary of defense (Comptroller) and chief financial officer, Norquist will serve as the principal advisor to Defense Secretary Mattis on all budgetary and financial matters at the Defense Department.   Norquist is currently with the […]

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke

Senate Confirms Duke As Deputy Secretary Of DHS

The Senate on Tuesday voted 85-14 to confirm Elaine Duke as deputy secretary of Homeland Security, giving the department an experienced federal manager to oversee day-to-day responsibilities. The 14 nay votes came from 13 Democrats and one independent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.). “Elaine Duke has served successfully under Democratic and Republican administrations and I believe […]