Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:
Rear Adm. (lower half) Ronald H. Henderson Jr., is being assigned as defense attaché U.S. European Command, Defense Intelligence Agency, United Kingdom. Henderson is currently serving as special assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans, and Strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm. (lower half)(selectee) James C. Grunewald is being assigned as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Fifth/Seventh Fleet, Misawa, Japan. Grunewald is currently serving as deputy director, Air Warfare Division, N88B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm.(lower half)(selectee) Steven J. Romano is being assigned as director of Logistics and Security Assistance, J4, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Romano is currently serving as chief, Strategy Division, J4, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.