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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 197-11
March 11, 2011

Flag Officer Announcements

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

            Navy Reserve Capt. Sandra E. Adams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Adams is currently serving as senior advisor for assistant minister of defense for personnel and education.  Adams is assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan/North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan.

            Navy Reserve Capt. Mark L. Leavitt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Leavitt is currently serving as deputy reserve commander, Navy Region Mid-West, Great Lakes, Ill.

            Navy Reserve Capt. Jon G. Matheson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Matheson is currently serving as chief of staff, Navy Repeal Implementation Task Force, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

            Navy Reserve Capt. Kerry M. Metz has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Metz is currently serving as commander, Naval Special Warfare Group Eleven, San Diego, Calif.

            Navy Reserve Capt. John F. Weigold has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Weigold is currently serving as reserve special assistant to the commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.