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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 108-07
October 10, 2007

Chief of Naval Operations Assumption of Office Ceremony Announced

            Navy Adm. Gary Roughead will assume the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m. EDT at Washington Navy Yard. Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter will be the keynote speaker. 
 
            Roughead relieved Adm. Mike Mullen as chief of naval operations on Sept. 29 following Senate confirmation.
 
            Roughead will hold a brief media availability in the reception area of the Navy Museum. The event will be carried live on The Pentagon Channel.   
 
            Media wishing to cover this event in person may contact the Naval District Washington public affairs office at (202) 433-2219 to arrange for access.