Changing Places


Integral Systems Inc. appointed H. Marshal Ward, a retired major general from the U.S. Air Force, as its chief operating officer. He will assume the newly created position Aug. 31.

Headquartered in Columbia, Md., Integral Systems provides integrated technology solutions for SATCOM-interfaced networks.

"Under his operational leadership, we believe we will improve our capacity to capture new programs, realize efficiencies in our operations, and continue to deliver outstanding program execution to our customers," said Paul G. Casner, Integral Systems' interim CEO, in a statement.

Ward has more than 40 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Previously, he served as vice president and general manager for the space systems and electronics business area of BAE Systems. Before that, he served 35 years with the U.S. Air Force, retiring as director of special programs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

Ward received a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Florida State University and a master's degree in business administration from Auburn University. He has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal.

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