Press Release: March 07, 2011
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HP Strengthens Defense Segment Leadership

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP Enterprise Services today announced it has named U.S. Navy Vice Admiral (Ret.) H. Denby Starling II as vice president for Command and Control, Infrastructure Services.

In this role, Starling will be responsible for the integration of command and control disciplines into the design and operation of the infrastructure services HP provides to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Starling will report to Doug Davis, vice president, U.S. Public Sector Department of Defense Market Segment, HP Enterprise Services.

"Denby’s extensive experience with the U.S. Navy, including cyber and network-centric warfare, makes him an ideal leader for the command and control aspects of our DoD infrastructure services work," said Davis. "He will ensure that HP’s service and capabilities support and enhance the warfighter’s mission."

Starling joins HP after retiring from more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy. Most recently, he served as Commander of Navy Cyber Forces and the Naval Network Warfare Command. In these positions, he was responsible for organizing and prioritizing manpower as well as training and modernization. He also managed maintenance requirements for networks and cryptologic, space, intelligence and information operations capabilities, as well as supervised the conduct of Navy network and space operations.

Throughout his career with the Navy, Starling earned designation as a naval flight officer and naval aviator. He was an attack pilot, commanding VA-145 in Operation Desert Storm and the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group and Naval Air Forces Atlantic. His various staff positions included the Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations, Intelligence and Exercises for the Commander in Chief East Atlantic/Commander Allied Naval Forces, Northern Europe. He was commissioned through the University of Virginia NROTC program and is a graduate of the Naval War College.

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