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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1020-08
December 17, 2008

Flag Officer Assignments

            Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:
 
            Rear Adm. Charles J. Leidig is being assigned as chief of staff, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Leidig is currently serving as director, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Sixth Fleet Plans and Operations / deputy commander, Sixth Fleet / commander, Submarines, Allied Naval Forces South / commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy
 
            Rear Adm. (lower half) John M. Richardson is being assigned as director, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Sixth Fleet Plans and Operations / deputy commander, Sixth Fleet / commander, Submarines, Allied Naval Forces South / commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy. Richardson is currently serving as director, strategy and analysis, J5, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.