Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignment:
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Michael K. Mahon is being assigned as deputy chief of staff for operations, Allied Maritime Component Command Northwood, London, United Kingdom. Mahon is currently director, Deep Blue, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Scott R. Van Buskirk is being assigned as deputy to the deputy chief of staff for Political, Military and Economic Business, Multi-National Forces Iraq. Van Buskirk is currently commander, Total Force Task Force, Washington, D.C.