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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 265-12
April 13, 2012

Flag Officer Announcements

            The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert announced today the following assignments: 

            Rear Adm. George W. Ballance will be assigned as director, J-7/commander, Standing Joint Force Headquarters, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Fla.  Ballance is currently serving as director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Naples, Italy. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Kelvin N. Dixon will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Manama, Bahrain.  Dixon is currently serving as director, International Transition and Advisory Mission - Navy, Iraq. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) John E. Jolliffe, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral, will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, Calif.  Jolliffe is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Manama, Bahrain. 

            Rear Adm. Patrick E. McGrath will be assigned as Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) deputy combined force maritime component commander/carrier strike group mentor, San Diego, Calif.  McGrath is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, Calif. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Frederick J. Roegge will be assigned as director, plans and operations U.S. Naval Forces Europe - Sixth Fleet/deputy commander, Sixth Fleet/commander submarines, Allied Naval Forces South/commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy.  Roegge is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

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