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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 745-12
September 13, 2012

Flag Officer Assignments

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

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas L. Brown II, will be assigned as director, military support, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Va.  Brown is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Southern Command, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Kenneth J. Norton, will be assigned as commander, Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Va.  Norton is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for strategy, resources, and plans, N5/N8, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet, Naples, Italy. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Gregory M. Nosal, will be assigned as deputy director, Joint Force Coordination, J3, Joint Staff, Norfolk, Va.  Nosal is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Colin J. Kilrain, will be assigned as assistant commander, operations, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.  Kilrain is currently serving as U.S. defense official/Defense Attaché Mexico, Brownsville, Texas. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Herman A. Shelanski, will be assigned as senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Washington, DC.  Shelanski previously served as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va.