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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 764-04
August 10, 2004

Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Navy Rear Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, SECOND Fleet, Norfolk, Va. Fitzgerald is currently serving as director, Air Warfare Division, N78, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Joseph A. Sestak, Jr. for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, N6/N7, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Sestak is currently serving as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Navy Vice Adm. Gary Roughead for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii. Roughead is currently serving as commander, Striking Fleet Atlantic and commander, SECOND Fleet, Norfolk, Va.