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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 246-08
March 27, 2008

Flag Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Navy Capt. Michael H. Anderson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Anderson is currently serving as deputy medical officer to the Marine Corps, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Capt. David F. Baucom has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Baucom is currently serving as commanding officer, Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Capt. Vincent L. Griffith has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Griffith is currently serving as force supply officer, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif. 
 
            Navy Capt. William R. Kiser has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Kiser is currently serving as chief medical officer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Capt. Elizabeth S. Niemyer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Niemyer is currently serving as assistant deputy chief of staff for operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.