LAY OFFS AT SAAB
12 Feb o3. After the decision of the board of directors of Saab Bofors Underwater Systems AB, the company today notified the County Labour Board of a lay-off affecting 100 persons, of which 50 are workers and 50 are salaried employees. Negotiations with union organizations will be initiated immediately.
The decision is based on surplus capacity and weakened profitability.
The company is also facing a changed market situation, with operations now focused more on providing high-tech service with capacity to handle smaller series production and demonstrators.
– The decline in new orders will affect the company when the current
orders for heavy torpedoes are completed, which is why this lay-off is
necessary. It is an unfortunate situation, of course, explains Mikael
Grodzinsky, president of Saab Bofors Underwater Systems AB.
– We are doing our best at the company to alleviate the circumstances
for the employees affected by the lay-off, concludes Mikael Grodzinsky.
7 Feb 03. Susan Morrisey Livingstone is stepping down as acting secretary of the
U.S. Navy. The president intends to designate Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment Hansford T. (H.T.) Johnson as acting secretary of the Navy, in addition to his normal responsibilities.
6 Jan 03. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Albert T. Church III appointed to the rank of vice admiral with assignment as inspector general, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C.
Army Col. (promotable) Salvatore F. Cambria is being assigned as commander, Special Operations Command (South), U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. Cambria is currently assigned as military fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, N.Y.
10 Jan 03. Maj. Gen. Terry L. Tucker is being assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox, Fort Knox, Ky. Tucker is currently serving as deputy inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb is being assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Whitcomb is currently serving as commanding general, U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox, Fort Knox, Ky.
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert T. Conway, Jr. is being
assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group in San Diego.
U.S. Army Col. William M. Jacobs appointed to the rank of brigadier general. Jacobs is currently serving as program mangement officer, Objective Force Task Force, Arlington, Va.
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Paul D. Patrick, U.S. Army Reserve Control Group (Inactive Status), Saint Louis is being assigned as deputy director for Strategic Initiatives, J-5, the Joint Staff, Washington, DC.
6 Jan 03. U.S. Army National Guard Maj. Gen. H. Steven
Blum appointed to the rank of lieutenant general with
assignment as the chief of the National Guard Bureau.
U.S. Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Dennis M. Kenneally promoted to the rank of major general. Kenneally is currently serving as the assistant adjutant general, California State Area Command, Sacramento, Calif.
U.S. Army National Guard Col. Oscar B. Hilman promoted to rank of brigadier general. Hilman is currently serving as the commander, 81st Infantry Brigade (Separate), Seattle.
23 Dec 02. US Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) John M. Kelly is being assigned as
director, Programming Division, N80, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Kelly is currently serving as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Three.
2 Jan 03. U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Tony L. Corwin appointed to the rank of major general.
U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Jon A. Gallinetti has been
Appointed to the rank of major general.
U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Thomas L. Moore, Jr.,
appointed to the rank of major general.
U.S. Army Brigadier General Gerald P. Minetti is being assigned as
deputy director, Logistics Readiness Center, the