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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 091-11
February 03, 2011

Flag Officer Announcements

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

             Rear Adm. (lower half) Joseph P. Aucoin, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as director, Programming Division, N80, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Aucoin is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash.

             Rear Adm. (lower half) Craig S. Faller will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash.  Faller is currently serving as commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, Tenn.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Nicholas T. Kalathas will be assigned as commander, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.  Kalathas is currently serving 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.

             Rear Adm. (lower half) Harold E. Pittman will be assigned as director of communication/strategic effects, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan / NATO’s International Security and Assistance Force - Afghanistan.  Pittman is currently serving as director of strategic communications, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

             Rear Adm. (lower half) Jonathan A. Yuen will be assigned as director, logistics and security assistance, J4, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.  Yuen is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for logistics, fleet supply and ordnance, N4, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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