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Release No: NR-097-16
March 18, 2016
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The Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. Colin G. Chinn will be assigned as director, research and development, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia. Chinn is currently serving as fleet surgeon, United States Pacific Fleet/command surgeon, United States Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Bruce H. Lindsey, selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia. Lindsey is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Four, Norfolk, Virginia.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) James T. Loeblein, selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Loeblein is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, North Island, California.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Paul J. Verrastro, selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as director of logistics, J-4, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Verrastro is currently serving as commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Bret C. Batchelder will be assigned as commander, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Virginia. Batchelder is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Virginia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Marc H. Dalton will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven / commander, Amphibious Force, United States Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan. Dalton is currently serving as deputy director for plans and policy, ECJ-5, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Daniel B. Hendrickson will be assigned as director, Theater Engagement, J7, United States Southern Command, Doral, Florida. Hendrickson is currently serving as special assistant to commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, California. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Dale E. Horan will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Virginia. Horan is currently serving as deputy director for operations, National Joint Operations Intelligence Center, Operations Team Five, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) James W. Kilby will be assigned as Commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, California. Kilby is currently serving as commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, San Diego, California.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Roy I. Kitchener will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Kitchener is currently serving as chief of staff, Strike Force NATO, Lisbon, Portugal.

Rear Adm. (lower half) James J. Malloy will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Virginia. Malloy is currently serving as deputy director of operations, J3, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Ross A. Myers will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Fifteen, North Island, California. Myers is currently serving as deputy director for nuclear, homeland defense and current operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Kent D. Whalen will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Virginia. Whalen is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, operations, Allied Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Kenneth R. Whitesell will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Virginia. Whitesell is currently serving as assistant commander for career management, PERS-4, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Charles F. Williams will be assigned as commander, Task Force Seven Zero/commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan. Williams is currently serving as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific/commander, Task Force Seven Three/commander, Navy Region, Singapore.