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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 395-11
May 11, 2011

Flag Officer Announcements

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

            Navy Captain Annie B. Andrews has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Andrews is currently serving as strategic studies group fellow, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport, R.I.

            Navy Captain Richard W. Butler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Butler is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Air Forces/Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

            Navy Captain Matthew J. Carter has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Carter is currently serving as executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

            Navy Captain Lawrence E. Creevy has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Creevy is currently serving as the executive assistant to the commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain Mark W. Darrah has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Darrah is currently serving as major project manager for F/A 18 and EA-18G programs, Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft, Patuxent River, Md.

            Navy Captain Christopher W. Grady has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Grady is currently serving as executive assistant to the chief of naval operations, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain Robert V. Hoppa has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Hoppa is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for intelligence, N2/N39, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

            Navy Captain Michael E. Jabaley Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Jabaley is currently serving as major program manager for Virginia class programs, Program Executive Office for Submarines, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain Cindy L. Jaynes has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Jaynes is currently serving as major program manager for Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Programs, PMA 213, Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Lexington Park, Md.

            Navy Captain Colin J. Kilrain has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Kilrain is currently serving as the director, combating terrorism, National Security Council, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain David M. Kriete has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Kriete is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command Special Activities Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

            Navy Captain Joseph W. Kuzmick has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Kuzmick is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, Navy Region Northwest, Silverdale, Wash.

            Navy Captain William C. McQuilkin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  McQuilkin is currently serving as the deputy director, Strategy and Policy Division, N512, Office to the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain Victorino G. Mercado has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Mercado is currently serving as military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain DeWolfe H. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Miller is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.

            Navy Captain Stuart B. Munsch has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Munsch is currently serving as branch head, Strategy and Policy Division, N513, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain Kenneth M. Perry has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Perry is currently serving as executive assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Vaihingen, Germany.

            Navy Captain Fernandez L. Ponds has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Ponds is currently serving as deputy director, Navy Special Projects, N3/N5NSP, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain John C. Scorby Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Scorby is currently serving as the executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy for installations and environment, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain Dwight D. Shepherd has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Shepherd is currently serving as senior military assistant to the secretary of the Navy,  Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain Michael E. Smith has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Smith is currently serving as executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

            Navy Captain Richard P. Snyder has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Snyder is currently serving as deputy director for partnership strategy, J5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Captain Scott A. Stearney has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Stearney is currently serving as chief of staff, Strike Force Training Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

            Navy Captain Hugh D. Wetherald has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Wetherald is currently serving as deputy and chief of staff for plans, policies, and requirements, N5/N8, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

            Navy Captain Mark R. Whitney has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Whitney is currently serving as commander, Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.