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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 075-04
February 04, 2004

Flag Officer Assignments

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

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Bruce W. Clingan is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group Three, Bremerton, Wash. Clingan is currently serving as deputy director for operations, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Timothy L. Heely is being assigned as program executive officer for strike weapons and unmanned aviation, Patuxent River, Md. Heely is currently serving as assistant commander for systems and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, and commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Marc L. Purcell is being assigned as director for plans and policy, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Purcell is currently serving as assistant commander for personnel readiness and community support, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) William E. Landay III is being assigned as program executive officer, Littoral and Mine Warfare, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), Washington Navy Yard, D.C. Landay is currently serving as executive assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Jeffrey A. Wieringa is being assigned as assistant commander for systems and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, and commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division Patuxent River, Md. Wieringa is currently serving as special assistant to the program executive officer for tactical aircraft programs, Patuxent River, Md..

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Peter J. Williams is being assigned as assistant commander for aviation depots, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Williams is currently serving as program manager for F-14 weapons system, Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Patuxent River, Md.

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