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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 465-04
May 17, 2004

Flag Officer Assignments

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

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) Harold D. Starling II is being assigned as commander, Naval Air Force, United States Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va. Starling is currently serving as commander, Carrier Group Eight, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. William J. McCarthy is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group Eight, Norfolk, Va. McCarthy is currently serving as deputy director for Operations, National Military Command Center, J3 (NMCC-5), Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Bernard J. McCullough is being assigned as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Twelve, Mayport, Fla. McCullough is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Hawaii/commander, Naval Surface Group, MIDPAC, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.