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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 129-11
February 17, 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) Barry L. Bruner will be assigned as commander, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Va.  Bruner is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Ten, Kings Bay, Ga.

          Rear Adm. (lower half) Walter E. Carter Jr. will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Va.  Carter is currently serving as commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

         Rear Adm. (lower half) James D. Cloyd will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Japan / commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan / commander, Naval Component, U.S. Forces, Japan, Yokosuka, Japan.  Cloyd is currently serving as commander, Task Force Seven Zero and commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.

         Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael T. Franken will be assigned as commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, U.S. Africa Command, Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.  Franken is currently serving as vice director, plans and policy, J5B, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

         Rear Adm. Mark D. Guadagnini will be assigned as director, readiness and training, N4/N7, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Guadagnini is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, Everett, Wash.

         Rear Adm. (lower half) John R. Haley will be assigned as commander, Task Force Seven Zero and commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.  Haley is currently serving as director, operations and plans, N31, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

         Rear Adm. Arthur J. Johnson will be assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Johnson is currently serving as commander, Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Va.

         Rear Adm. Brian C. Prindle will be assigned as commander, Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Va.  Prindle is currently serving as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

         Capt. Joseph E. Tofalo, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned to commander, Submarine Group Ten, Kings Bay, Ga.  Tofalo is currently serving as director, joint operations, N3, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

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