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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 668-07
May 30, 2007

Flag Officer Assignments

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:
Rear Adm. (selectee) Dan W. Davenport is being assigned as director of joint innovation and experimentation, J9, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va. Davenport is currently serving as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
Rear Adm.(lower half) (selectee) Joseph P. Aucoin is being assigned as director, Aviation Plans and Requirements Branch, N880, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Aucoin is currently assigned as head, Program Planning and Development Branch, N801, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Robert J. Bianchi is being assigned as commander, Navy Exchange Service Command, Norfolk, Va. Bianchi is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Patrick H. Brady is being assigned as commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Washington, D.C. Brady is currently serving as major program manager for Advanced Undersea Systems Program, Program Executive Office for Submarines, Washington, D.C.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Ted N. Branch is being assigned as director, Information, Planning, Security Division, N3 IPS, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Branch is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.
      
Rear Adm. (lower half)(selectee) Thomas H. Copeman III is being assigned as deputy chief of staff for operations, training and readiness, N3/N7, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Copeman is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Kevin M. Donegan is being assigned as director, Strategy and Policy Division, N51, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Donegan is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Earl L. Gay is being assigned as commandant, Naval District Washington, Washington, D.C. Gay is currently serving as director, Navy House Liaison Office, Office of Legislative Affairs, Washington, D.C.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Mark D. Guadagnini is being assigned as chief of Naval Air Training, Corpus Christi, Texas. Guadagnini is currently serving as director, Aviation Officer Career Management Division, PERS 43, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Joseph A. Horn is being assigned as deputy director, surface warfare for combat systems/weapons, N86F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Horn is currently serving as head, Theater Air and Missile Defense Branch, N865, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Anthony M. Kurta is being assigned as director, Navy Europe programs, resources, and support/director, transformation activities, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, Naples, Italy. Kurta is currently serving as director, Surface Warfare Officer Career Management Division, PERS 41, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half)(selectee) Richard B. Landolt is being assigned as deputy director, expeditionary warfare, N85B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Landolt is currently serving as executive assistant to commander, Allied Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Thomas S. Rowden is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Korea/commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Korea/commander, Naval Component, U.S. Forces Korea, U.N. Command, Korea. Rowden is currently serving as commanding officer, Surface Warfare Officer's School Command, Newport, R.I. 
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Thomas C. Traaen is being assigned as deputy chief of staff for logistics, fleet supply and ordnance, N4, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Traaen is currently serving as deputy commander, Fleet Logistics Operations, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Nora W. Tyson is being assigned as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific/commander, Task Force 73/commander, Navy Region Singapore. Tyson is currently serving as executive assistant to the chief of naval operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

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