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Release No: NR-123-15
April 14, 2015
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark L. Leavitt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Leavitt is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Forces Reserve, San Diego, California.

Navy Capt. Danelle M. Barrett has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Barrett is currently serving as chief of staff, Navy Cyber Force, Suffolk, Virginia.

Navy Capt. Eugene H. Black III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Black is currently serving as director, Surface Warfare Officer Distribution and Career Management Division, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee.

Navy Capt. Dell D. Bull has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Bull is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Air Force Pacific, San Diego, California.

Navy Capt. Ann M. Burkhardt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Burkhardt is currently serving as Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group fellow, Newport, Rhode Island.

Navy Capt. William D. Byrne Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Byrne is currently serving as commandant, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

Navy Capt. Edward B. Cashman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Cashman is currently serving as Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group fellow, Newport, Rhode Island.

Navy Capt. Ronald C. Copley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Copley is currently serving as commander, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Navy Capt. Moises Deltoro III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Deltoro is currently serving as major program manager (PMS-415), Program Executive Officer Submarines, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. James P. Downey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Downey is currently serving as major program manager (DDG 1000 Program), Program Executive Officer Ships, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Stephen C. Evans has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Evans is currently serving as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Gregory J. Fenton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Fenton is currently serving as chief of staff, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan, Yokosuka, Japan.

Navy Capt. John V. Fuller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Fuller is currently serving as deputy, Littoral Combat Ships, N96, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Michael P. Holland has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Holland is currently serving as director, operations division, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller (FMB-1), Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Hugh W. Howard III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Howard is currently serving as assistant deputy director, Global Operations, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Jeffrey W. Hughes has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Hughes is currently serving as executive assistant, N98, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Thomas E. Ishee has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Ishee is currently serving as executive assistant to the chief of naval operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Stephen T. Koehler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Koehler is currently serving as commanding officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Norfolk, Virginia.

Navy Capt. John W. Korka has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Korka is currently serving as director, Maritime Headquarters, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Navy Capt. Yancy B. Lindsey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Lindsey is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy (energy, installations and environment), Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. David G. Manero has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Manero is currently serving as integration branch head, International Affairs, N521, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Francis D. Morley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Morley is currently serving as major program manager (PMA-265), program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Patuxent River, Maryland.

Navy Capt. Cathal S. O’Connor has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). O’Connor is currently serving as deputy director, N31, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Paul Pearigen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Pearigen is currently serving as special assistant, Navy Inspector General, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. Peter G. Stamatopoulos has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Stamatopoulos is currently serving as assistant chief of staff for supply and ordnance, Naval Surface Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California.

Navy Capt. Anne M. Swap has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Swap is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan.

Navy Capt. Jeffrey E. Trussler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Trussler is currently serving as deputy director for analysis and requirements, N2/N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Capt. William W. Wheeler III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Wheeler is currently serving as executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and Commander, Joint Allied Forces Command, Naples, Italy.

Navy Capt. Stephen F. Williamson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Williamson is currently serving as commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington.

Navy Capt. Michael W. Zarkowski has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Zarkowski is currently serving as commanding officer, Fleet Readiness Center, Mid-Atlantic, Patuxent River, Maryland.