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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 803-04
August 20, 2004

Flag Officer Announcements

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

Navy Rear Adm. James K. Moran for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Naval Education and Training Command, Pensacola, Fla. Moran is currently serving as commander, Naval Personnel Development Command/special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations for Task Force Excel, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert B. Murrett for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Murrett is currently serving as vice director for Intelligence, J2, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.