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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 821-06
August 28, 2006

Flag Officer Assignments

          Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:

          Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael K. Mahon is being assigned as commander, Standing Naval Maritime Group One. Mahon is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for Operations, Allied Maritime Component Command, Northwood.

          Rear Adm. (lower half) Richard O’Hanlon is being assigned as director, Deep Blue, Washington, D.C. O’Hanlon is currently serving as commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.