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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 138-10
February 23, 2010

Flag Officer Assignments

                Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:
 
                Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas A. Cropper will be assigned as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, San Diego, Calif. Cropper is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Bahrain. 
 
                Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin M. Donegan will be assigned as director for operations, J3, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. Donegan is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.
 
                Rear Adm. Kenneth E. Floyd will be assigned as director, Air Warfare Division, N88, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Floyd is currently serving as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, San Diego, Calif.
 
                Rear Adm. (lower half) William R. Kiser will be assigned as commandant of the Medical Education Training Campus, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Kiser is currently serving as commander, Navy Medicine East/commander, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va.
 
                Rear Adm. (lower half) Anthony M. Kurta will be assigned as director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy Division, N13, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Kurta is currently serving as commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.
 
                Capt. Michael W. Hewitt, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Va. Hewitt is currently serving as assistant deputy director for information operations, J3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
                Rear Adm. David L. Philman will be assigned as director, Warfare Integration/senior national representative, N8F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Philman is currently serving as director, Air Warfare Division, N88, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
 
                Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas C. Traaen will be assigned as commander, Defense Distribution Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. Traaen is currently serving as vice director for logistics, J4, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

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