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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 082-09
February 06, 2009

Flag Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Kathleen M. Dussault has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Dussault is currently serving as commander, Joint Contracting Command, Multi-National Force Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark A. Handley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Handley is currently serving as director, Ashore Readiness Division, N46, office of the Chief of Naval Operations and deputy commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark F. Heinrich has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Heinrich is currently serving as director, Logistics and Readiness, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael H. Mittelman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Mittelman is currently serving as medical officer, Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Christopher J. Mossey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Mossey is currently serving as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
 
            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Matthew L. Nathan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Nathan is currently serving as commander, Navy Medicine Capital Area and commander, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
 

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