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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 536-12
June 26, 2012

Flag Officer Assignments

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

            Capt. Brian K. Antonio, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for fleet maintenance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Antonio is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition, Washington, D.C. 

            Capt. David M. Kriete, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director, plans, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  Kriete is currently serving as deputy director, force employment, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. 

            Capt. David R. Pimpo, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Defense Logistics Agency-Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio.  Pimpo is currently serving as deputy commander for fleet logistics operations, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

            Rear Adm. William M. Roberts will be assigned as commandant, Medical Education Training Campus, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  Roberts is currently serving as fleet surgeon, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas K. Shannon, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C.  Shannon is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, Calif. 

            Capt. Donald L. Singleton, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for logistics, fleet supply, and ordnance, N4, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Singleton is currently serving as vice commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

            Capt. Paul A. Sohl, who has been selected for the rank rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, weapons division/assistant commander for test and evaluation, Naval Air Systems Command (AIR-5.0), China Lake, Calif.  Sohl is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Test Wing Pacific, Point Mugu, Calif. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) David F. Steindl will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, Calif.  Steindl is currently serving as commander, Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael S. White will be assigned to commander, Carrier Strike Group Eleven, San Diego, Calif.  White is currently serving as assistant commander for career management, PERS-4, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

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