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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 427-07
April 13, 2007

Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
Navy Capt. Robert J. Bianchi has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Bianchi is currently serving as chief of staff to the commander, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa.
 
Navy Capt. Michael A. Giorgione has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Giorgione is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Facilities Southwest, San Diego, Calif.
 
Navy Capt. William M. Roberts has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Roberts is currently serving as deputy director, medical resources, N093, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 
 
Navy Capt. Alton L. Stocks has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Stocks is currently serving as force surgeon, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Naples, Italy.
 
Navy Capt. Thomas C. Traaen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Traaen is currently serving as deputy commander for logistics operations, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
 
Navy Capt. Richard C. Vinci has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Vinci is currently serving as deputy naval medical inspector general, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Bethesda, Md.

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