The Office of Personnel Management announced this week the selection of William H. Budden as Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's next deputy to the commander. Budden will begin work at Hq. SDDC in mid-August.

Budden is a member of the senior executive service. Prior to coming to SDDC, he served as deputy commander, DLA Distribution, Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland, Pa.

His career started in 1976 when he entered the U.S. Air Force on active duty as a transportation specialist. He entered civil service as a transporter in 1987 and has since served at various locations and capacities.