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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 236-13
April 12, 2013

Flag Officer Assignments

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

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian L. Losey, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif.  Losey is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) James J. Shannon, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral, will be assigned as director, Navy International Programs Office, Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.  Shannon is currently serving as deputy commander for surface warfare, SEA-21, NAVSEASYSCOM, Washington, D.C. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Richard W. Butler, will be assigned as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Butler is currently serving as deputy director, Air Warfare Division, N98B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) John W. Smith Jr., will be assigned as commandant, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va.  Smith is currently serving as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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