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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 165-02
April 05, 2002

FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Navy Capt. Brian G. Brannman, Medical Service Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Brannman is currently serving as director, Medical Resources, Plans & Policy Division, N931, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Thomas K. Burkhard, Medical Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Burkhard is currently serving as flight surgeon and fleet medical officer for Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, London, United Kingdom.

Navy Capt. Richard E. Cellon, Civil Engineer Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Cellon is currently serving as commander, Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, North Charleston, S.C.

Navy Capt. Mark D. Harnitchek, Supply Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Harnitchek is currently serving as deputy commander, Fleet Logistics Operations, Commander Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Navy Capt. Michael S. Roesner, Supply Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Roesner is currently serving as commanding officer, Fleet Material Support Office, Mechanicsburg, Pa.