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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 549-03
July 28, 2003

Flag Officer Assignments

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

Navy Rear Adm. Reubin B. Bookert is being assigned as commander, Amphibious Group Two, Little Creek, Va. Bookert is currently serving as deputy director, Expeditionary Warfare, N75B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. Richard E. Brooks is being assigned as commander, Navy Safety Center, Norfolk, Va. Brooks is currently serving as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. Michael P. Nowakowski is being assigned as commander, Mine Warfare Command, Corpus Christi, Texas. Nowakowski is currently serving as commander, Amphibious Group Two, Little Creek, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. Steven J. Tomaszeski is being assigned as Oceanographer of the Navy, N096, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va. Tomaszeski is currently serving as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel/commander, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

Navy Rear Adm. Stephen A. Turcotte is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Turcotte is currently serving as commander, Navy Safety Center, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) Jeffrey L. Fowler is being assigned as commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, Tenn. Fowler is currently serving as Federal Executive Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations, New York, N.Y.

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) John D. Stufflebeem is being assigned as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for plans, policy and operations, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va. Stufflebeem is currently serving as commander, Carrier Group Two, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Fred Byus is being assigned as commander, Naval Forces Korea/commander, Naval Component, U.S. Forces Korea/United Nations Command. Byus is currently serving as chief of staff, Seventh Fleet.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) John W. Goodwin is being assigned as deputy director for Plans and Policy, J5, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Goodwin is currently serving as commanding officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Richard J. O’Hanlon is being assigned as deputy commander, Joint Warfighting Center, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. O’Hanlon is currently serving as commanding officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Norfolk, Va.