Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Navy Rear Adm. John M. Bird has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan. Bird is currently serving as deputy and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Navy Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for communication networks, N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, DC. Harris is currently serving as director for operations, J-3, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.
Navy Rear Adm. Elizabeth A. Hight has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as director, Defense Information Systems Agency; commander, Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations; and deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command Global Network Operations and Defense, Arlington, Va. Hight is currently serving as vice commander, Defense Information Systems Agency, Arlington, Va.