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Charles McMillan named director of Los Alamos Lab

Charles McMillan has been appointed director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and president of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the lab for the National Nuclear Security Administration. The appointment is effective June 1, 2011.

“In the course of a rigorous and competitive search process, Charlie McMillan emerged as the clear choice to lead the Los Alamos National Laboratory, an institution that plays a critical role in preserving and enhancing our national security,” said UC President Mark Yudof.

“I’m confident that Charlie’s leadership skills, his knowledge of the nuclear weapons complex, his integrity and the respect he has earned, along with his commitment to the ongoing scientific and technological excellence of the lab, will prove to be of great value to our nation and the research under way at LANL.”

McMillan will succeed Michael Anastasio, who announced in January his plans to retire from the lab. McMillan becomes the 10th director in the laboratory’s nearly 70-year history.

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