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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 374-01
August 13, 2001

FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark announced today the following assignments:

Navy Rear Adm. David L. Brewer, III, is being assigned as commander, Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C. Brewer is currently serving as vice chief of Naval Education and Training, Pensacola, Fla.

Navy Rear Adm. (select) Joseph D. Burns is being assigned as commander, Naval Security Group, Fort Meade, Md. Burns is currently serving as deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md.

Navy Rear Adm. (select) Kevin J. Cosgriff is being assigned as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight. Cosgriff is currently serving as director, Office of Program Appraisal, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Steven G. Smith is being assigned as director, Office of Program Appraisal, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C. Smith is currently serving as director for Strategic Planning and Policy, J5, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

Navy Rear Adm. John W. Townes III is being assigned as vice chief of Naval Education and Training, Pensacola, Fla. Townes is currently serving as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight.

REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF)

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (select) John D. Butler is being assigned as Naval Sea Systems Command (deputy commander for Undersea Technology (SEA-93)/commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center), Washington, D.C. Butler is currently assigned as executive assistant and naval aide to the assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (select) John P. Cryer III is being assigned as commander, Naval Space Command, Dahlgren, Va. Cryer is currently serving as deputy director for Requirements Assessment, N81D/Director, CINC Liaison Division, N83, OPNAV, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (select) Gary R. Jones is being assigned as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Korea. Jones is currently serving as director, Readiness and Requirements, N8, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (select) Richard J. Mauldin is being assigned as Defense Attache China. Mauldin is currently serving as commander, Naval Space Command, Dahlgren, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (select) Alexander A. Miller is being assigned as deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md. Miller is currently serving as National Security Agency/chief, Resources Management Group, Central Security Service, Fort Meade, Md.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (select) Paul E. Sullivan is being assigned as deputy commander for Integrated Warfare Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. Sullivan is currently serving as program manager, New Attack Submarines Program Office, Program Executive Officer for Submarines, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) William D. Sullivan, is being assigned as director for Strategic Planning and Policy, J5, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. Sullivan is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Korea.

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