Archive: Personnel Moves

GD Announces Leadership Changes At Marine, Land Systems

General Dynamics [GD] this week said that David Heebner, who is president of the company’s Land Systems division, will succeed Michael Toner as chief of the Marine System division when Toner retires on Dec. 31. Heebner, 63, will be succeeded at Land Systems by Mark Roualet, 49, who is currently senior vice president and chief […]

BAE Names King CEO; Completes Tenix Defence Acquisition

United Kingdom-based BAE Systems last Friday named Ian King to be its next Chief Executive beginning Sept. 1 following the planned retirement of Mike Turner. King, who is currently BAE’s chief operating officer (COO) for its U.K. and Rest of World businesses, was originally with the former Marconi Corp., which was acquired by BAE in […]

NAPA Cites Progress In DHS Transition Prep But Says Comprehensive Plan Lacking

By Calvin Biesecker The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking "positive" steps to ready itself for its first presidential transition, a period in during which terrorists may feel that the United States is weak, but the department must still craft a more comprehensive plan that clarifies the role of the leadership at headquarters, says […]

Raytheon Names New Vice President of Homeland Security

Raytheon [RTN] on Friday named Brian Seagrave as its new vice president of Homeland Security responsible for leading the company’s strategy for growth in security markets worldwide. Seagrave, who joins Raytheon from the Federal Systems business of Unisys [UIS], will report to Thomas Culligan, Raytheon’s senior vice president of Business Development and CEO of Raytheon […]

Top Iraq General Tapped To Lead US Central Command

By Ann Roosevelt Army Gen. David Petraeus was nominated yesterday by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to move from command of Multinational Force Iraq to lead U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), pending Senate approval. "I recommended him to the president because I am absolutely confident he is the best man for the job," Gates said at a […]

Obering, Missile Defense Agency Director, To Leave Post After Superlative Record Of Test Successes, Fiscal Victories

MDA Deputy Director O’Reilly To Succeed Obering As Director Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering III, after providing stellar, sterling leadership for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) since 2004 that rescued troubled missile-intercepting programs, will step down from his post. Obering also helped, successfully, to defeat efforts last year to kill or greatly weaken some missile […]

MDA Deputy Director Nominated For Top Job

By Ann Roosevelt The Bush administration on Tuesday tapped Army Maj. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly for a third star–appointment to the rank of lieutenant general–and assignment as director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Washington, D.C. O’Reilly is currently deputy director. O’Reilly would succeed Air Force Lt. Gen. Trey Obering. Arriving at MDA in October […]

L-3 Forms Marine And Power Systems Group

L-3 Communications [LLL] yesterday said it has realigned some of its businesses in its Specialized Products segment to form the $1.2 billion Marine and Power Systems Group, enhancing the customer focus of the business area. "We are taking an increasingly integrated approach to business," Michael Strianese, president and CEO of L-3, said in a statement. […]

DoD Taps Odierno For Fourth Star, Nominated As Next Army Vice Chief of Staff

The Defense Department yesterday announced the selection of Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as the next Army vice chief of staff, replacing Gen. Richard Cody. Odierno is currently serving as commanding general, III Corps/commander, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cody will remain the Army vice chief of […]

Boeing’s Defense Division Alters Leadership; Announces New Assignments

By Calvin Biesecker Boeing [BA] on Friday announced a slew of new leadership assignments within its Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) division, including the creation of a chief operating officer (COO) position to help oversee the day-to-day management of the business and develop a business strategy moving forward. John Lockard, 63, will become COO of IDS, […]