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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 530-03
July 21, 2003

Flag Officer Assignment

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark announced that Navy Rear Adm. John W. Townes III is being assigned as deputy chief of Naval Personnel/commander, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn. Townes is currently serving as vice chief of Naval Education and Training Command, Pensacola, Fla.