Robert Catalanotti, managing director of Middle East initiatives at Virginia-based government services integrator SOS International, has been appointed senior adviser to the assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department.
Catalanotti will also join the Senior Executive Service, DoD said Tuesday.
The retired U.S. Army major general previously served as director of strategic exercises and training at the U.S. Central Command, division commander and chief of staff of the 98th Training Division.
His 34-year military career also includes time as commander of the Camp Taji military base in Iraq and a senior adviser to ministry of interior in Saudi Arabia.
He joined SOSi in September 2015 and led the company’s efforts to forge strategic partnerships in the Middle East.