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Release No: 580-09
August 04, 2009

Flag Officer Assignments

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:

 

Capt. Paul B. Becker, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director for intelligence, CJ2, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.  Becker last served as commanding officer, Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

 

Capt. Richard D. Berkey, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as fleet maintenance officer, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Berkey last served as commanding officer, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va.

 

Capt. Richard P. Breckenridge, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director, Submarine Warfare Division, N87, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Breckenridge last served as chief of staff, force structure, resources and assessment, J8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Thomas L. Brown II, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, Special Operations Command Europe, Vaihingen, Germany.  Brown is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Special Warfare Group One, San Diego, Calif.

 

Capt Thomas F. Carney Jr., who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief for plans, policies, and requirements, N5/N8, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Carney last served as director, Navy Appropriations Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Walter E. Carter Jr., who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Carter last served as commanding officer, USS Carl Vinson, Norfolk, Va.

 

Capt. Scott T. Craig, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for capabilities and resource integration, N8, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Craig is currently serving as director, Maritime Operations Center, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, Bahrain.

 

Capt. Clinton F. Faison III, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for medical operations, M3/M5, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.  Faison last served as commanding officer, Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Capt. Craig S. Faller, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, Tenn.  Faller last served as executive assistant to the chief of naval operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. James G. Foggo III, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as executive officer, Supreme Allied Command, Europe, Vaihingen, Germany.  Foggo last served as the executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Anthony E. Gaiani, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Midwest, Great Lakes, Ill.  Gaiani last served as commanding officer, Naval Base Coronado, Calif.

 

Capt. Peter A. Gumataotao, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Korea/commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea/commander, Navy Component, U.S. Forces Korea, U.N. Command, Korea, Seoul, Korea.  Gumataotao is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

 

Capt. Jeffrey Harbeson, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director, surface warfare for combat systems, N86F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Harbeson is currently serving as executive assistant to the vice chief of naval operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. John R. Haley, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, Information, Planning, Security Division, N3 IPS, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Haley last served as commanding officer, USS George Washington, Yokosuka, Japan.

 

Capt. Gretchen S. Herbert, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, Navy Networks, N6N, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Hebert is currently serving as deputy director for the assistant chief of naval operations for next generation, N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Robert Hennegan, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander for global strike and integration, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  Hennegan last served as deputy chief of legislative affairs, Transition Team Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Gerard P. Hueber, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director for policy, resources and strategy, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, Naples, Italy.  Hueber is currently serving as executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Jeffery S. Jones, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, Coalition Naval Advisory and Training Team, Baghdad, Iraq.  Jones last served as commanding officer, Surface Warfare Officer School Command, Newport, R.I.

 

Capt. William K. Lescher, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, Operations Division, Office of Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller/director, Operations Division, Fiscal Management Division, N821, Office the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Lescher is currently serving as head, Joint Staff Quadrennial Defense Review Office, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. David H. Lewis, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as vice commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.  Lewis is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition), Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Timothy S. Matthews, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, Patuxent River, Md.  Matthews last served as commanding officer, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Capt. Frank A. Morneau, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director for operations, CJ3, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.  Morneau is currently serving as director, technology and requirements integration, Navy Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Dennis J. Moynihan, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as chief of information, Washington, D.C.  Moynihan is currently serving as chief public affairs officer, Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Va.

 

Capt. Gregory M. Nosal, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as associate director, Assessment Division, N81D, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Nosal last served as the executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 

Capt. Ann C. Phillips, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director, Surface Warfare Division, N86B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Phillips is currently serving on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport, R.I.

 

Capt. Harold E. Pittman, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director of strategic communications, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.  Pittman is currently serving as commander, Joint Public Affairs Support Element, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va.

 

Capt. Joseph W. Rixey, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as vice commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Norfolk, Va.  Rixey is currently serving as deputy program executive officer for Anti-Submarine Warfare Programs, Patuxent River, Md.

 

Capt. John E. Roberti, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director for strategy and policy, J5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.  Roberti is currently serving as executive assistant to the under secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C. 

 

Capt. Kevin D. Scott, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director, expeditionary warfare, N85B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Scott is currently serving as division director for the Aviation Career Management Division, PERS 43, Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

 

Capt. Thomas K. Shannon, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for deputy chief of staff for operations, training and readiness, N3/N7, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Shannon is currently serving as military assistant to the secretary of defense, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Herman A. Shelanski, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, Environmental Readiness Division, N45, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Shelanski last served as commanding officer, USS Harry S. Truman, Norfolk, Va.

 

Capt. William G. Sizemore II, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as chief of Naval Air Training, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Sizemore is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

 

Capt. Elizabeth L. Train, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director for intelligence, J2, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.  Train is currently serving as commanding officer, Center of Naval Intelligence, Virginia Beach, Va.

 

Capt. Eleanor V. Valentin, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Medicine Support Command/director of the Medical Service Corps, Jacksonville, Fla.  Valentin is currently serving as chief of staff, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

 

Capt. Thomas G. Wears, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Washington, D.C.  Wears is currently serving as major program manager for undersea weapons, Program Executive Office Submarines, Washington, D.C.

 

Capt. Diane E. H. Webber, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director for command control systems, J6, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command/director, architectures and integration, J6, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  Webber last served as executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for communication networks, N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.