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Release No: 283-13
April 30, 2013

Flag Officer Announcement

             Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the President has made the following nomination: 

            Navy Vice Adm. Michelle J. Howard, for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Howard is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

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