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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 121-08
February 13, 2008

Flag Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Navy Reserve Rear Adm. Julius S. Caesar has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (upper half). Caesar is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, Naval Installations Command, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Reserve Rear Adm. Wendi B. Carpenter has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (upper half). Carpenter is currently serving as deputy commander, Second Fleet, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Reserve Rear Adm. Raymond P. English has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (upper half). English is currently serving as deputy director of operations, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
 
            Navy Reserve Rear Adm. Karen A. Flaherty has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (upper half0. Flaherty is currently serving as deputy commander, force integration, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Reserve Rear Adm. Garland P. Wright Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (upper half). Wright is currently serving as deputy commander, Task Force 134, Multi-National Force - Iraq.