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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 638-11
July 21, 2011

Flag Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

             Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert for reappointment to the rank of admiral and for assignment as chief of naval operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Greenert is currently serving as vice chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Navy Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III for appointment to the grade of admiral and for assignment as vice chief of naval operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Ferguson is currently serving as deputy chief of naval operations for manpower, personnel, training, and education, N1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Chief of Naval Personnel, Arlington, Va.

            Navy Vice Adm. Cecil E. D. Haney for appointment to the rank of admiral and for assignment as commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Haney is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

            Navy Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Harris is currently serving as commander, Sixth Fleet/commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO/ deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/joint force maritime component commander Europe, Naples, Italy.

            Navy Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for manpower, personnel, training, and education, N1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Chief of Naval Personnel, Arlington, Va.  Van Buskirk is currently serving as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

            Navy Rear Adm. Scott H. Swift for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.  Swift is currently serving as director for operations, J3, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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