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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 788-10
August 31, 2010

Flag Officer Assignments

                Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:

                Capt. John C. Aquilino, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, strategy and analysis, J5, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Aquilino is currently serving as the executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

                Capt. Thomas H. Bond Jr., who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, CJ6, U.S. Forces – Iraq.  Bond is currently serving on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport, R.I.

                Rear Adm. (lower half) Terry B. Kraft will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Va.  Kraft was previously announced as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va.  Kraft is currently serving as director, ISR Capabilities, N2/N6F2, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

                Capt. Brian L. Laroche, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C.  Laroche is currently serving as commanding officer, Navy Reserve U.S. European Command Detachment 0193, Fort Dix, N.J.