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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 074-10
January 28, 2010

Flag Officer Assignments

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

 

                Rear Adm. (lower half) Douglass T. Biesel will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Northwest, Silverdale, Wash.  Biesel is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Marianas/U.S. Pacific Command representative Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas.

 

                Rear Adm. (lower half) Paul J. Bushong will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Marianas/U.S. Pacific Command representative Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau/commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas.  Bushong is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Two, Groton, Conn.

 

                Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael E. McLaughlin will be assigned as commander, Submarine Group Two, Groton, Conn.  McLaughlin is currently serving as deputy director, National Military Command Center Operations Team Five J3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

                Rear Adm. John W. Miller will be assigned as commander, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nev.  Miller is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eleven, San Diego, Calif.

 

                Rear Adm. (lower half) Frank A. Morneau will be assigned as deputy director, expeditionary warfare, N85B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Morneau is currently serving as deputy director, CJ3, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.

 

                Rear Adm. (lower half) David M. Thomas Jr., who has been selected for promotion to Rear Adm., will be assigned as commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic/deputy commander, Naval Surface Forces, Norfolk, Va.  Thomas is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.

 

                Rear Adm. (lower half) Nora W. Tyson will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.  Tyson is currently serving as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific/commander, Task Force 73/Commander, Navy Region Singapore.

 

                Capt. Katherine L. Gregory, who has been selected for promotion to Rear Adm. (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Gregory is currently serving as chief of staff, First Naval Construction Division/Naval Construction Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.