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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 329-08
April 22, 2008

Flag Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Navy Vice Adm. Melvin G. Williams Jr. has been nominated for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Second Fleet, Norfolk, Va. Williams is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. William E. Gortney has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command and commander, Fifth Fleet, in Bahrain. Gortney is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va.

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