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Release No: NR-232-14
May 05, 2014

Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Navy Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Naval Surface Forces/commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif. Rowden is currently serving as director, Surface Warfare Division, N96, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) John F. Kirby for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Kirby is currently serving as press secretary, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, District of Columbia.

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