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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 634-08
July 25, 2008

Flag Officer Assignments

            Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:
 
            Rear Adm. (lower half) David L. Philman, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral, is being assigned as director, Air Warfare Division, N88, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Philman is currently serving as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, San Diego, Calif.
 
            Capt. Cynthia A. Covell, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as director, Total Force Requirements, N12, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Covell is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Washington, D.C.
 
            Capt. Elizabeth S. Niemyer, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as director, Tricare Region West, San Diego, Calif. Niemyer is currently serving as assistant deputy chief of staff for operations, business, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.

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