In command

Army Maj. Gen. Carroll Pollett has been nominated to become director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations. Pollett has also been nominated for a promotion to lieutenant general.

Pollett is chief of staff at Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., a position he was assigned to in December 2007. Pollett is no stranger to DISA – he was the agency’s principal director of operations in 2003. In a previous Stratcom assignment, Pollett was the Army’s chief network operator as commanding general of the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command.

If approved, Pollett will step into the position vacated Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom, who retired July 22. Navy Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight, DISA's vice director, has been acting director and acting JTF-GNO commander. Her nomination for the DISA directorship was withdrawn in June.

Maj. Gen. Randal Fullhart, vice commander of the provisional Air Force Cyber Command, has been selected to fill an acquisitions position for the Air Force.

Fullhart, whose acquisition experience includes working for the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition in the 1990s, will report in October to his new job as director of global reach programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

Fullhart said his departure does not indicate that any decisions have been made regarding the command’s future. Discussions about that are still under way, and the final outcome will be affected by decisions related to the Air Force nuclear enterprise and other department-level cyber discussions. The command’s provisional staff will continue to work on organizing the future cyber force structure.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory Brundidge, director of communications at Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Va., has been reassigned as deputy chief of staff at Central Command’s Multi-National Force — Iraq Communications and Information Systems in Baghdad. He is swapping duties with the current deputy chief of staff, Brig. Gen. Steven Spano, who will return to the United States.

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