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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1006-09
December 28, 2009

Flag Officer Announcement

                Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:
 
                Rear Adm. (lower half) Terry J. Benedict will be assigned as director for strategic systems programs, Arlington, Va. Benedict is currently serving as program executive officer for integrated warfare systems, Washington, D.C.
 
                Rear Adm. Julius S. Caesar will be assigned as vice director, joint concept development and experimentation, J9, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va. Caesar previously served as deputy commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C.
 
                Rear Adm. (lower half) James D. Cloyd will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan. Cloyd previously served as associate director, Assessment Division, N81D, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
                Rear Adm. (lower half) Edward S. Hebner will be assigned as commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif. Hebner is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven, San Diego, Calif.
 
                Rear Adm. Christopher J. Mossey will be assigned as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and chief of civil engineers, Washington, D.C. Mossey is currently serving as director, Ashore Readiness Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and vice commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C.
 
                Rear Adm. Michael S. O’Bryan will be assigned as commander, Navy Air and Missile Defense Command, Dahlgren, Va. O’Bryan is currently serving as director, Navy Maritime Domain Awareness, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.