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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 408-10
May 19, 2010

Flag Officer Announcements

                 Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

                 Navy Vice Adm. William E. Gortney for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as director, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Gortney is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command and Commander, 5th Fleet, Bahrain.

                 Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) James P. McManamon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  McManamon is currently serving as deputy commander for surface warfare, SEA-21, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.