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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 703-09
September 11, 2009

Flag Officer Assignments

                Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark J. Belton will be assigned as director, Energy and Services Division, CJ9, U.S. Forces Iraq. Belton is currently serving as assistant director, Supply Programs and Policy Division, N41R, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) Scott H. Swift, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as director for operations, J3, U.S. Pacific Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Swift is currently assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, Everett, Wash.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert L. Thomas Jr. will be assigned as commander, Submarine Group Seven, Yokosuka, Japan. Thomas is currently serving as director, Strategy and Policy Division, N51, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

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