Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:
Rear Adm. (selectee) Raymond A. Spicer is being assigned as director, White House Military Office, Washington, D.C. Spicer is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Va.
Rear Adm. (lower half) Douglas J. McAneny is being assigned as commander, Submarine Group Seven, Yokosuka, Japan. McAneny is currently serving as deputy director, J5 Politico-Military Affairs (Europe, NATO, Russia, Africa), Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm. (lower half) Charles E. Smith is being assigned as vice commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif. Smith is currently serving as assistant commander for Acquisition, AIR 1.0, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.