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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 742-07
June 14, 2007

Flag Officer Assignments

           
            Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:
            Rear Adm. Donna L. Crisp is being assigned as commander, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Crisp is currently serving as director for manpower and personnel, J1, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            Rear Adm. Frank M. Drennan is being assigned as commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif. Drennan is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Nine/commander, Submarine Group Ten, Silverdale, Wash. 
 
            Rear Adm. William E. Gortney is being assigned as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for plans, policy, and operations, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Gortney is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Rear Adm. Garry E. Hall is being assigned as commandant, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Hall is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two/commander, Task Force 59, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Rear Adm. (lower half) Timothy M. Giardina is being assigned as commander, Submarine Group Nine/commander, Submarine Group Ten, Silverdale, Wash. Giardina is currently serving as director, Information, Planning, Security Division, N3 IPS, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
            Rear Adm. (lower half) David L. Philman is being assigned as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, San Diego, Calif. Philman is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space and Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
 
            Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark I. Fox is being assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va. Fox is currently serving as deputy to the deputy chief of staff for political, military and economic business, Multi-National Forces - Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.
 
            Rear Adm. (lower half) James P. Wisecup is being assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven, San Diego, Calif. Wisecup is currently serving as commander, Naval Forces Korea/commander, naval component, U.S. Forces Korea, U.N. Command/commander, Navy Region Korea, Seoul, Korea.
 
            Rear Adm. (lower half)(selectee) Philip S. Davidson is being assigned as deputy director for strategy and policy, J5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Davidson is currently serving as executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for information, plans, and strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
            Rear Adm. (lower half)(selectee) Patrick Driscoll is being assigned as deputy to the deputy chief of staff for political, military and economic business, Multi-National Forces - Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. Driscoll is currently assigned as special assistant to the vice chief of naval operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.