23 Apr 03. The U.K. MoD announced that General Sir Michael Walker was to take over as CDS, from Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, on 2 May 03. An up-dated list of Defence Council members is at page 3, which also reflects the change of the Chief of Defence Procurement (CDP) on 1 May 03. Comment: General Walker’s selection as CDS designate was announced on 23 Jul 02, without any satisfactory explanation as to why Admiral Boyce was retiring after only 27 months in the appointment. The suggestion that Admiral Boyce was leaving because he had reached his 60th birthday (2 Apr 03) is nonsense: his predecessor, General Guthrie, was extended in post for two months short of four years and was well past 62 when he handed over.
(Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS Issue 03/18, 28 Apr 03)
25 Apr 03. Joseph W. Ralston has been elected to the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Board of Directors. Ralston is a distinguished Air Force veteran and Vice Chairman of the Cohen Group. Ralston, 59, is the former Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
28 Apr 03. General Dynamics announced the appointment of John F. “Dugan” Shipway, 60, as president of Bath Iron Works, reporting to Michael W. Toner, executive vice president of General Dynamics Marine Systems group. Shipway succeeds Allan C. Cameron, 57, who has announced his retirement. Cameron had been president of Bath Iron Works since 1996.
25 Apr 03. Roger G. DeKok, 56, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general and a vice president of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Mission Systems sector, died suddenly this week. Lt. Gen. DeKok served 34 years in the Air Force before joining Northrop Grumman in June 2002. He was a vice president and the deputy
general manager of Mission Systems’ Command, Control and Intelligence
Division. DeKok was based in Colorado Springs, Colo.
25 Apr 03. EADS, announced on Friday the selection of Mr. Pierre Cardin, as General Counsel of their North American operations. In addition on April 28th, EADS appointed Sir Jeremy Blackham as Senior Military Adviser in the UK
1 May 03. Boeing vice president and general manager, Allen Ashby, has announced his retirement after 36 years with the company, effective May 30. Ashby has been responsible for the Battle Management Command, Control & Communications and Strategic Systems (BMC3 &SS) organization based out of Anaheim, Calif.
30 Apr 03. Anteon International Corporation announced that Charles S. Ream, former Senior Vice President and CFO of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc., is slated to become its Chief Financial Officer.
29 Apr 03. Boeing announced the retirement of Robert J. Ingersoll and the appointment of Timothy P. Malishenko as corporate vice president of
contracts and pricing. Ingersoll, a 36-year Boeing veteran, has since 1999 been responsible for policy, guidance and oversight of contracting processes across the company.