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Release No: 414-09
June 11, 2009

Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

 

Navy Capt. Paul B. Becker has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Becker is currently serving as commanding officer, Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

 

Navy Capt. Richard D. Berkey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Berkey is currently serving as commanding officer, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va.

 

Navy Capt. Richard P. Breckenridge has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Breckenridge is currently serving as chief of staff, force structure, resources and assessment, J8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Thomas L. Brown II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Brown is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Special Warfare Group One, San Diego, Calif.

 

Navy Capt. Thomas F. Carney Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Carney is currently serving as director, Navy Appropriations Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (financial management and comptroller), Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Walter E. Carter Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Carter is currently serving as commanding officer, USS Carl Vinson, Norfolk, Va.

 

Navy Capt. Scott T. Craig has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Craig is currently serving as the director, Maritime Operations Center, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, Bahrain.

 

Navy Capt. Craig S. Faller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Faller is currently serving as executive assistant to the chief of naval operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Sean R. Filipowski has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Filipowski is currently serving as division director, Computer Network Operations, N33, Naval Network Warfare Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

 

Navy Capt. James G. Foggo III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Foggo is currently serving as executive assistant to the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Anthony E. Gaiani has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Gaiani is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, Calif.

 

Navy Capt. Peter A. Gumataotao has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Gumataotao is currently serving as the chief of staff, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

 

Navy Capt. John R. Haley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Haley is currently serving as special assistant to the deputy chief of naval operation for information, plans, and strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C

 

Navy Capt. Jeffrey Harbeson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Harbeson is currently serving as executive assistant to the vice chief of naval operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Randall M. Hendrickson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Hendrickson is currently serving as head, Theater Missile Defense, N865, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Robert Hennegan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Hennegan is currently serving as deputy chief of legislative affairs, Transition Team Task Force, Office of the Secretary of the Defense, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Gretchen S. Herbert has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Herbert is currently serving as deputy director for the assistant chief of naval operations for ext generation, N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Michael W. Hewitt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Hewitt is currently serving as the assistant deputy director for information operations, J3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Gerard P. Hueber has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Hueber is currently serving as the executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Jeffery S. Jones has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Jones is currently serving as commanding officer, Surface Warfare Officer School Command, Newport, R.I.

 

Navy Capt. Matthew L. Klunder has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Klunder is currently serving as commandant of midshipmen, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

 

Navy Capt. William K. Lescher has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Lescher is currently serving as head, Quadrennial Defense Review Office, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. David H. Lewis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Lewis is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Randolph L. Mahr has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Mahr is currently serving as major program manager, PMA 251, Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Patuxent River, Md.

 

Navy Capt. Michael C. Manazir has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Manazir is currently serving as commanding officer, USS Nimitz, San Diego, Calif.

 

Navy Capt. Timothy S. Matthews has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Matthews is currently serving as commanding officer, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Navy Capt. Frank A. Morneau has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Morneau is currently serving as director, technology and requirements integration, Navy Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Dennis J. Moynihan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Moynihan is currently serving as chief public affairs officer, Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Va.

 

Navy Capt. James A. Murdoch has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Murdoch is currently serving as major program manager for littoral combat ships, Program Executive Office Ships, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Gregory M. Nosal has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Nosal is currently serving as the special assistant to the commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

 

Navy Capt. Ann C. Phillips has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Phillips is currently serving on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport, R.I.

 

Navy Capt. Harold E. Pittman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Pittman is currently serving as commander, Joint Public Affairs Support Element, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va.

 

Navy Capt. Joseph W. Rixey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Rixey is currently serving as deputy program executive officer for Anti-Submarine Warfare Programs, Patuxent River, Md.

 

Navy Capt. John E. Roberti has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Roberti is currently serving as executive assistant to the under secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Kevin D. Scott has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Scott is currently serving as division director for the Aviation Career Management Division, PERS 43, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

 

Navy Capt. Thomas K. Shannon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Shannon is currently serving as military assistant to the secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Herman A. Shelanski has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Shelanski is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.

 

Navy Capt. William G. Sizemore II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Sizemore is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

 

Navy Capt. Elizabeth L. Train has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Train is currently serving as commanding officer, Center of Naval Intelligence, Virginia Beach, Va.

 

Navy Capt. Thomas G. Wears has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Wears is currently serving as major program manager for undersea weapons, Program Executive Office Submarines, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. Diane E. H. Webber has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Webber is currently serving as executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for communication networks, N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Navy Capt. David B. Woods has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Woods is currently serving as the head of strategic planning for Navy Quadrennial Defense Review, Washington, D.C.