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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 386-01
August 21, 2001

FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

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

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jose L. Betancourt is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego, Calif. Betancourt is currently serving as commander, Mine Warfare Command, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark J. Edwards is being assigned as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Five. Edwards is currently serving as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific, commander, Task Force 73, and commander, Task Force 712, Singapore.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Frederic R. Ruehe is being assigned as commander, Amphibious Group One. Ruehe is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) David M. Stone is being assigned as commander, Mine Warfare Command, Corpus Christi, Texas. Stone is currently serving as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Five.

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