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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 719-10
August 12, 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) Robin R. Braun will be assigned as battle staff director, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.  Braun is currently serving as director, total force management, N2/N6C1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) David C. Johnson will be assigned as program executive officer for submarines, Washington, D.C.  Johnson is currently serving as deputy commander for undersea technology, SEA-073, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

             Rear Adm. (lower half) Nicholas T. Kalathas will be assigned as Department of Defense contingency program manager for operations contract support, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Washington, D.C.  Kalathas is currently serving as assistant deputy commander for logistics, SEA 04L, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Randolph L. Mahr will be assigned as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division/assistant commander for research and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.  Mahr is currently serving as program manager, PMA-251, Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Patuxent River, Md.

             Rear Adm. (lower half) John C. Sadler will be assigned as commander, Naval Air Forces Reserve/deputy commander, Naval Air Forces/deputy commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.  Sadler is currently serving as deputy reserve commander, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.