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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 349-10
April 30, 2010

Flag Officer Announcements

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

                Navy Reserve Capt. Victor M. Beck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Beck is currently serving as public affairs action officer, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/director, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Washington, D.C.

                Navy Reserve Capt. Gerald W. Clusen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Clusen is currently serving as deputy commander, Navy Net-Centric Warfare Group and special assistant for Reserve affairs, Navy Cyber Forces, Norfolk, Va.

                Navy Reserve Capt. Bryan P. Cutchen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Cutchen is currently serving as chief of staff, deputy commander Naval Air Forces Reserve, San Diego, Calif.

                Navy Reserve Capt. Kelvin N. Dixon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Dixon is currently serving as deputy reserve commander, Navy Region Northwest, Everett, Wash.

                Navy Reserve Capt. Martha E. G. Herb has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Herb is currently serving as chief staff officer, Second Fleet Combined Joint Operations from the Sea, Center for Excellence, Norfolk, Va.

                Navy Reserve Capt. Brian L. Laroche has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Laroche is currently serving as commanding officer, U.S. European Command Detachment 0193, Fort Dix, N.J.

                Navy Reserve Capt. Luke M. McCollum has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). McCollum is currently serving as commanding officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Joint Task Force Unit 300, Norfolk, Va.

                Navy Reserve Capt. James H. Rodman Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Rodman is currently serving as vice commander, Navy Net-Centric Warfare Group, Fort Meade, Md.

                Navy Reserve Capt. John C. Sadler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Sadler is currently serving as deputy Reserve commander, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.

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