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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 588-02
November 18, 2002

FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

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

Navy Rear Adm. Walter B. Massenburg is being assigned as assistant commander for Aviation Depots, AIR-6.0, commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Massenburg is currently serving as assistant commander for Logistics, Air-3.0, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael C. Bachmann is being assigned as assistant commander for Logistics, Air-3.0, commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Bachmann is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Alan B. Hicks is being assigned as deputy commander for Warfare Systems Engineering, SEA-06, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. Hicks is currently serving as head, Surface Manpower and Training Requirements Branch, N763B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Bernard J. McCullough III is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Hawaii and commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific. McCullough is currently serving as deputy director for Operations and Plans, J3, U.S. Joint Forces Command.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) David J. Venlet is being assigned as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif. Venlet is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Joseph A. Walsh is being assigned as commander, Submarine Group Two. Walsh is currently serving as chief of staff, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.