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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 401-13
June 04, 2013

Flag Officer Announcement

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

             Navy Rear Adm. Philip S. Davidson for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Sixth Fleet/commander, Task Force Six/commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO/deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/Joint Force Maritime Component commander, Europe, Naples, Italy.  Davidson is currently serving as director, maritime operations, N3/N5/N2/N7, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.