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.