Today's Personnel Announcements

NASA Announces New Leaders for Science Mission Directorate

"NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced today Mary Cleave, Ph.D., P.E. will be the associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate. Colleen Hartman, Ph.D., will be the deputy associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate."

Editor's note: Why do they take so long to announce these changes? NASA Watch posted this news on 17 June.

NASA Names Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs

"NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced today that Brian Chase will serve as the agency's new assistant administrator for Legislative Affairs."

Editor's note: Shouldn't the first sentence be changed to "has been serving"? See this link.

NASA Administrator Names Senior Advisors

"NASA Administrator Michael Griffin today announced two new senior advisors for his management team. Lisa J. Porter, Ph.D., joins NASA as senior advisor for aeronautics in the Office of Administrator and Michael P. Ralsky joins the agency as senior advisor to the NASA deputy administrator."

Editor's note: Kay Bailey Hutchison certainly likes Ralsky: "Michael Ralsky has done a wonderful job for me and will soon be going over to the Pentagon where we know he will contribute his expertise, gained from working in the Senate for so many years."

William H. Gerstenmaier Selected to Lead NASA Space Operations

Editor's note: No where does Mike Griffin even bother say 'thank you' to Mike Kostelnik or Bill Readdy for their service to the agency during difficult times (then again Griffin is "Spock" by his own admission). Other bits of text which dealt with human feelings were also removed. The following paragraphs were in a final version of this press release last night but were removed this morning:

"Bill is a highly experienced and well respected manager within the agency. His technical expertise extends across both the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs," Griffin said. "At a time when Space Shuttles weren't flying, Bill's leadership inspired our Space Station teams to overcome challenges with creativity and resourcefulness."

"I am excited about this opportunity, but it's clear we have a lot of work ahead of us," Gerstenmaier added. "This is a critical time for both the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle. We are going to need the support of our colleagues across the agency to ensure a safe and robust human space flight program, and to position ourselves to take the next steps beyond Earth orbit."

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