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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 530-09
July 21, 2009

Flag Officer Assignments

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:

 

                Rear Adm (lower half) Ted N. Branch will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, Calif.  Branch is currently serving as director, Information, Planning, Security Division, N3IPS, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

                Capt. Sinclair M. Harris, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Five, Bahrain.  Harris is currently serving as deputy director, expeditionary warfare, N85B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

                Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas S. Rowden will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven, San Diego, Calif.  Rowden is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Korea/commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea/commander, Naval Component, U.S. Forces Korea, U.N. Command, Korea.

 

                Rear Adm. (lower half) Kurt W. Tidd, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as vice director for operations, J3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.  Tidd is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Va.