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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 436-07
April 16, 2007

Flag Officer Assignments

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:
 
Rear Adm. Richard E. Cellon is being assigned as commander, First Naval Construction Division, Norfolk, Va. Cellon is currently serving as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
 
Rear Adm. Richard K. Gallagher is being assigned as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Southern Command, Mayport, Fla. Gallagher is currently serving as director for operations, J3, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
 
Rear Adm. Arthur J. Johnson Jr. is being assigned as commander, Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Va. Johnson Jr. is currently serving as commander, patrol and reconnaissance Fifth/Seventh Fleet, Misawa, Japan.
 
Rear Adm. (selectee) Kevin M. Quinn is being assigned as director, Surface Warfare Division, N86, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Quinn is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) William R. Burke is being assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Burke is currently serving as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific/commander, Task Force 73/commander, Navy Region Singapore, Singapore.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael R. Groothousen is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Europe/commander, Maritime Air Forces, Mediterranean, Naples, Italy. Groothousen is currently serving as commander, Naval Standing Maritime Forces Group Two, Naples, Italy.
 
  Rear Adm. (lower half) Christopher J. Mossey is being assigned as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Mossey is currently serving as commander Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) Richard O’Hanlon is being assigned as director, readiness and training, N4/N7, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. O’Hanlon is currently serving as commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. 
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) Donald P. Quinn is being assigned as commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Quinn is currently serving as chief of Naval Air Training, Corpus Christi, Texas.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) David J. Smith is being assigned as Joint Staff surgeon J4, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Smith is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for operations, M3, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.
 
 

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