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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 302-10
April 16, 2010

Flag Officer Assignments

            Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:

           Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel J. Cox will be assigned as director, National Maritime Intelligence Center, Washington, D.C.  Cox last served as director, plans, policy, and intelligence integration, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va.

           Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel Perez Jr. will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash.  Perez is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Interagency Task Force, U.S. Southern Command, Key West, Fla.