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02 Mar 05. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced that the president has nominated Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen for reappointment to the grade of admiral and assignment as Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Mullen is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and commander, Allied Joint Force Command, Naples, Italy.

02 Mar 05. Mr. B.J. Penn, was sworn in yesterday as the assistant secretary of the Navy for installations and environment by Secretary of the Navy Gordon England. In this position, Penn is responsible for formulating policy and procedures for the effective management of Navy and Marine Corps real property, housing, and other facilities; environmental protection ashore and afloat; occupational health for both military and civilian personnel; and timely completion of closures and realignments installations under base closure laws.

23 Feb 05. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Evan M. Chanik, Jr. appointed to the rank
of vice admiral and assignment as director, Force Structure, Resources and
Assessment, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Chanik is currently
serving as director, Programming Division, N80, Office of the Chief of Naval
Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

02 Mar 05. Dr. James Robinson, director of the infrared research and development laboratory at DRS Infrared Technologies unit in Dallas, Texas, has received the 2005 Levinstein Award. The Levinstein Award is one of the most prestigious awards offered for the recognition of management excellence in infrared device technology. The award was presented to Dr. Robinson at the annual meeting of the Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) Specialty Group for Detectors, held on February 14 through 17 in Charleston, South Carolina.

01 Mar 05. Philippe Camus, joint executive chairman of European aerospace and defence group EADS, has announced that he will step down on May 11, after the group holds its AGM. Mr Camus’s mandate as joint executive chairman will not end until July 9, but his director’s mandate ends on May 11. Mr Camus is to be replaced by Noel Forgeard, chairman of Airbus, the aeronautics manufacturer owned by EADS. (Source: Abstracted from Les Echos)

03 Mar 05. Ceradyne, Inc. has appointed Michael Kraft to the newly created position of vice president sales, marketing and business development, which encompasses sales and marketing for all Ceradyne profit centers, including responsibility for the integration of Ceradyne’s 2004 acquisition of ESK Ceramics of Kempten, Germany.

28 Feb 05. Northrop Grumman Corporation (has announced two executive-level appointments within its Newport News sector. Rolf Bartschi has been promoted to sector vice president and chief nuclear engineer, waterfront nuclear engineering and test, and Danny Hunley has been promoted to sector vice president, trades, education and training.

28 Feb 05. Proficiency, a global provider of enterprise interoperability software, today announced the appointment of Kerry G. Hopkin as chief financial officer.

02 Mar 05. The board of directors of General Dynamics elected two new vice presidents of the corporation: Lewis A. Von Thaer (44), who on March 1 succeeded John F. Stewart as president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of the corporation; and Tommy R. Augustsson (55), who will be responsible for the corporation’s information technology and compensation programs.

03 Mar 05. Ceradyne, Inc. has appointed long-time Ceradyne Vice President, David Reed, to the newly created position of President of North American Operations. Reed, a 21-year veteran of Ceradyne, most recently held the position of General Manager of Advanced Ceramic Operations.

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