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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 731-10
August 17, 2010

Flag Officer Assignments

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

                 Capt. Victor M. Beck, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, Public Affairs Office, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan.  Beck is currently serving as director, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Washington, D.C.

                 Rear Adm. (lower half) Patrick Driscoll, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for global force management and joint operations, concept development, and experimentation, N3/N5/N9, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Driscoll is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va.

                 Rear Adm. (lower half) Sinclair M. Harris will be assigned as director, Navy Irregular Warfare Office, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Harris is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Five/commander, Task Force 51/158, Bahrain.

                 Capt. Philip G. Howe, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.  Howe is currently serving as director of legislative affairs, U.S. Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C.

                 Rear Adm. (lower half) Margaret D. Klein will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Five/commander, Task Force 51/158, Bahrain.  Klein is currently serving director of global operations, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va.