U.S. Department of Defense

01/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/20/2021 17:03

New Officials Sworn-in at the Department of Defense

The following individuals were sworn-in virtually or in-person today at the Pentagon:

• Adil Ahmed, Attorney Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Army
• Terry Adirim, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
• Scott Arceneaux, Special Assistant for White House Liaison Office
• Patricia Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
• Susanna Blume, performing the duties of Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
• Tanya Bradsher, Senior Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement
• Melissa Dalton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities
• Morgan Dwyer, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
• Beth Foster, Senior Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
• Beth George, Principal Deputy General Counsel
• Ozge Guzelsu, Deputy General Counsel (Legislation)
• Storm Horncastle, Residential Manager and Social Secretary of the Vice President
• Brian Katz, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence & Security)
• Jongsun Kim, Deputy Comptroller for Budget and Appropriations Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
• John Kirby, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
• Kelly Magsamen, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense
• Christopher Maier, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict
• Farouk Ophaso, Senior Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
• Ely Ratner, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (China)
• Eric Ridge, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development
• Max Rose, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Senior Advisor, COVID-19)
• Tommy Ross, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Navy, Department of the Navy
• Leonor Tomero, Deputy Assistant Director for Nuclear and Missile Defense Programs
• Veronica Valdez, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs
• Matthew Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Senate Affairs

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