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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 067-12
January 30, 2012

Flag Officer Announcement

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

            Navy Vice Adm. Bruce W. Clingan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe/commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/commander, Allied Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy.  Clingan is currently serving as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.