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Release No: 803-09
October 15, 2009

Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Sixth Fleet/commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO/ deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Europe, Naples, Italy.  Harris  is currently serving as deputy chief of Naval Operations for Communication Networks, N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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