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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 287-03
April 29, 2003

FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

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

Navy Rear Adm. Lewis W. Crenshaw, Jr. is being assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe/commander, Navy Region Europe, London, UK. Crenshaw is currently serving as director, Assessment Division, N81, Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. Joseph A. Sestak, Jr. is being assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81, Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va. Sestak is currently is serving as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Two, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Reubin B. Bookert is being assigned as commander, Amphibious Group Three, San Diego, CA. Bookert is currently serving as deputy director, Expeditionary Warfare, N75B, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert D. Reilly, Jr. is being assigned as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Two, Norfolk, Va. Reilly is currently assigned as director, Environmental Protection, Safety, and Occupational Health Division, N45, Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) Frederic R. Ruehe is being assigned as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan/commander, Naval Component, U.S. Forces Japan, Yokosuka, Japan. Ruehe is currently serving as commander, Amphibious Group One, Okinawa, Japan.