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Force Master Chief James Herdel Named CENTCOM Leader

James Herdel, force master chief of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, has been assigned to serve as the U.S. Central Command's senior enlisted leader. He succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford of the U.S. Army, and will perform the duties from MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, the Department of Defense said Friday

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National Security Vet Charles Kupperman Named Deputy National Security Advisor

Charles Kupperman, a former executive at Lockheed Martin and Boeing, has been appointed to serve as assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor. He holds over 40 years of national security experience, having held various executive and advisory positions during the Reagan administration, the White House said Friday.

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USAF Maj. David Allvin Assigned as Joint Staff Strategy, Plans, Policy Director

Maj. David Allvin, vice director for strategy, plans and policy for the joint staff, has been promoted to director of his unit. The U.S. Air Force serviceman will also serve as a senior member of the United Nations' Military Staff Committee, the Defense Department said Thursday.

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Conner Prochaska Named DOE Chief Commercialization Officer

Conner Prochaska, former senior advisor and chief of staff for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, has been named the Energy Department's chief commercialization officer. Prochaska will direct the Office of Technology Transitions, overseeing the national laboratories, DOE program offices and other associated facilities in the U.S., the department said Tuesday.

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Holly Ridings Appointed NASA’s New Chief Flight Director

Holly Ridings, a flight director at NASA, has been named the space agency's chief flight director, succeeding Norman Knight who now serves as deputy director of flight operations. In Ridings' new role, she will oversee 32 flight directors who manage spaceflight missions with the International Space Station from Johnson Space Center, NASA said Tuesday.

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Karen Evans Takes Oath as Head of DOE Cybersecurity Office

Karen Evan, most recently national director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge, was sworn in Tuesday as the first assistant secretary of the Energy Department's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response. She took the oath of office one week after the Senate approved her nomination.

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Chief Master Sgt. Jason France Assigned as TRANSCOM Senior Enlisted Leader

Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, chief at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, has been assigned to serve as senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Transportation Command. He will perform his new duties from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., succeeding Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, the Defense Department said Monday.

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