The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignments:
Rear Adm. Mark C. Montgomery will be assigned as director of operations, J-3, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. Montgomery is currently serving as commander, Task Force Seven Zero; and commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.
Capt. Marc H. Dalton, selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director for plans and policy, ECJ-5, European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Dalton is currently serving as executive assistant, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
Capt. James W. Kilby, selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Surface Warfare Development Center, San Diego, California. Kilby is currently serving as deputy for ballistic missile defense, Aegis, Destroyers and Future Surface Combatants, N96F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.