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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 094-11
February 04, 2011

Flag Officer Announcements

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

                Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) George W. Ballance has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Ballance is currently serving as deputy commander, 7th Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan. 

                Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark J. Belton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Belton is currently serving as reserve director, Supply, Ordnance and Logistics Operations Division, N41, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

                Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Robin R. Braun has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Braun is currently serving as deputy for operations/battle staff director, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. 

                Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Russell S. Penniman IV, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Penniman is currently serving as deputy reserve commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

                Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Gary W. Rosholt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Rosholt is currently serving as deputy commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

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