Archive: Personnel Moves

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, […]

Granger Rejoins House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee

By Jen DiMascio Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) is reclaiming her seat on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, which she gave up when Republicans lost the majority in the House during the 2007 elections. The seat was opened when then Rep. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) was appointed to the Senate to replace Sen. Trent Lott. Granger won […]

Wicker To Join Senate Armed Services Committee

By Jen DiMascio Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) will join the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Minority Leader said yesterday. Wicker, appointed to the Senate to replace Sen. Trent Lott, who retired to start a new lobbying firm, replaces Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a relatively new addition to the committee. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), the […]

Nelson Ford Nominated As Army Under Secretary

The White House Jan. 22 sent the Senate the nomination of Nelson Ford as under secretary of the Army. If confirmed, Ford would take the position previously held by now-Army Secretary Pete Geren. Ford has been acting under secretary (Defense Daily, Dec. 5). In 2006, Ford was confirmed as Army assistant secretary–financial management and comptroller. […]

Boeing Names Rinn As New Airborne Laser Program Director

Boeing [BA] named a veteran company executive, Mike Rinn, to move from a lower Airborne Laser (ABL) missile defense program post into the top job, the company said yesterday. For the past five years, Rinn has served as the air vehicle integration and test director and the ABL deputy program manager, and in that capacity […]

New AIA Chairman Is Clayton Jones of Rockwell Collins

Clayton Jones, chairman, president and CEO of Rockwell Collins [COL], is the new chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the powerful defense-contractors and aerospace industry organization. The AIA board of governors elected Jones to serve as its chairman for this year, and he took office with AIA on Jan. 1. Jones succeeds William Swanson, […]

Rep. Wicker To Replace Mississippi Sen. Lott

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) this week announced he has chosen Rep. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to replace the retiring Minority Whip Trent Lott. Lott, who had four years remaining in his term in the Senate, left before new ethics rules were in place requiring policymakers to wait for two years before lobbying the government. He […]