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Release No: 122-08
February 13, 2008

Flag Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Navy Rear Adm. William R. Burke has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Burke is currently serving as director, assessment division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Buzby is currently serving as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
 
Navy Rear Adm. Philip H. Cullom has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Cullom is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strikef Group Eight, Norfolk, Va.
 
Navy Rear Adm. Moira N. Flanders has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Flanders is currently serving as chairman, Inter-American Defense Board, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Timothy V. Flynn III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Flynn is currently serving as program executive officer for enterprise information systems, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Mark I. Fox has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Fox is currently serving as special assistant to the director, White House Military Office, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Giardina is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Nine/commander, Submarine Group Ten, Silverdale, Washington.
 
              Navy Rear Adm. Robert S. Harward Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Harward is currently serving as deputy commanding general for operations, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
              Navy Rear Adm. William H. Hilarides has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Hilarides is currently serving as program executive officer for submarines, Washington, D.C.
 
Navy Rear Adm. Daniel P. Holloway has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half ). Holloway is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Douglas J. McAneny has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). McAneny is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Seven, Yokosuka, Japan.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. John W. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Miller is currently serving as deputy director, plans and policy, J5B, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Michael S. O'Bryan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). O'Bryan is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Pandolfe is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. David L. Philman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Philman is currently serving as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, San Diego, Calif.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Brian C. Prindle has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Prindle is currently serving as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Donald P. Quinn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Quinn is currently serving as commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Victor C. See Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). See is currently serving as program executive officer for space systems/ commander, space and naval warfare systems command space field activity/director, communications directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. Walter M. Skinner has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). Skinner is currently serving as program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Patuxent River, Md.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral upper half). Wisecup is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven, San Diego, Calif.

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