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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 778-11
September 12, 2011

Flag Officer Announcements

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

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Victor M. Beck will be assigned as vice, chief of information, Washington, D.C.   Beck is currently serving as director, public affairs office, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan.

            Rear Adm. Michael W. Broadway will be assigned as special assistant to the deputy, chief of naval operations, N2/N6, OPNAV, Washington, D.C.  Broadway is currently serving as deputy for concept, strategies and architecture, N2/N6FC, OPNAV, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. Steven Eastburg will be assigned as vice commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.  Eastburg is currently serving as program executive officer, air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programs, Patuxent River, Md. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Paul A. Grosklags, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as program executive officer, air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programs, Patuxent River, Md.  Grosklags is currently serving as vice commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.

            Capt. Joseph W. Kuzmick, who has been selected for promotion to Rear Admiral (lower half), will be assigned to director, operations and plans, N31, OPNAV, Washington, D.C.  Kuzmick previously served as special assistant to N88, OPNAV, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Lemmons will be assigned as director, Inter-American Defense College, Washington, D.C.  Lemmons is currently serving as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for readiness, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. Patrick E. McGrath will be assigned as deputy commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, Calif.  McGrath is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Force Reserve/vice commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

            Rear Adm. Christopher J. Paul will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Navy Surface Force, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.  Paul is currently serving as deputy commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Norfolk, Va.

            CORRECTION:  Sept. 12, 2011 -- Rear Adm. (lower half) Beck’s job title is corrected from deputy to vice, chief of information.

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