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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 963-10
October 21, 2010

Flag Officer Announcement

                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Navy Rear Adm. Gerald R. Beaman for appointment to the rank of Vice Adm. and assignment as commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, Calif.  Beaman is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for Global Force Management and Joint Operations/Concept Development and Experimentation, N3/N5/N9, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.