NEWS RELEASE Oct. 31, 2008

Redstone Arsenal, Ala. - Dr. Steven L. Messervy, a member of the Army's senior executive service, is being reassigned as special assistant to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

Since 2005, Messervy served as the general manager of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medium Extended Air Defense System Management Agency (NAMEADSMA) in Huntsville, Ala. He has also served as the deputy Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Messervy has more than 28 years experience in the research, development, and acquisition business which includes aviation, tactical missile and unmanned aerial vehicle systems, national and theater missile defense, space, strategic defense laser, missile, and other technology programs.

He has a doctorate degree in systems engineering and operations research. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College Program Manager's Course and the Army War College. He was named a Sloan Fellow and completed a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.