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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 450-09
June 23, 2009

Flag Officer Announcements

 
            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Navy Rear Adm. James W. Houck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as judge advocate general of the Navy, Washington, D.C.  Houck is currently serving as deputy judge advocate general of the Navy/commander, Naval Legal Service Command, Washington, D.C.
 
            Navy Captain Nanette M. Derenzi has been nominated for appointment as deputy judge advocate general of the Navy and appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Derenzi is currently serving as staff judge advocate, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.

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