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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 264-03
April 23, 2003

FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

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

Navy Rear Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald is being assigned as director, Air Warfare Division, N78, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Fitzgerald is currently serving as deputy director, Air Warfare Division, N78B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Michael L. Holmes is being assigned as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Holmes is currently serving as commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean/commander, Maritime Air Forces, Mediterranean, Naples, Italy.

Navy Rear Adm. Paul F. Sullivan is being assigned as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Sullivan is currently assigned as director, Submarine Warfare Division, N77, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Donald P. Loren is being assigned as deputy director, J5, Politico-Military Affairs (Europe), Joint Staff, Arlington, Va. Loren is currently serving as director, Surface Ship Branch, N763, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John M. Mateczun is being assigned as chief of staff, Program Executive Officer, N09B, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C. Mateczun is currently serving as deputy director for logistics, Medical Readiness, J4, Joint Staff, Arlington, Va.

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