Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced the following flag officer assignments:
Rear Adm. Joseph D. Kernan is being assigned as commander, Fourth Fleet, Jacksonville, Fla. Kernan is currently serving as commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif.
Rear Adm. (lower half) David H. Buss is being assigned as deputy chief of staff, Strategic Plans and Assessment, Multi-National Force - Iraq. Buss is currently serving as chief of staff for Navy Enterprise, N09X, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm. (lower half) Edward G. Winters III is being assigned as commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif. Winters is currently serving as commanding general, Iraqi National Counterterrorism Force Transition Team, Multi-National Force - Iraq.