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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 579-11
July 05, 2011

Flag Officer Announcements

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

            Capt. Richard W. Butler, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as head, Naval Aviation Programs, N880, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Butler is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Air Forces/Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

            Capt. Matthew J. Carter, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Fifth/Seventh Fleet, Atsugi, Japan.  Carter is currently serving as executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

            Capt. Lawrence E. Creevy, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as fleet maintenance officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Creevy is currently serving as executive assistant to the commander, Naval Sea System Command, Washington, D.C.

            Capt. Christopher W. Grady, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for operations, training and readiness, N3/N7, U.S Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Grady is currently serving as executive assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Capt. Robert V. Hoppa, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, National Maritime Intelligence Center, Washington, D.C.  Hoppa is currently serving as chief of staff for intelligence, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

            Capt. John G. King, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia/Mechanicsburg, Philadelphia, Pa.  King is currently serving as deputy commander for fleet logistics operations, N4, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

            Capt. David M. Kriete, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, joint operations, N3, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Kriete is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command Special Activities Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

            Capt. William C. McQuilkin, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Korea/commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea/commander, Naval Component, U.S. Forces Korea, United Nations Command, Korea.   McQuilkin is currently serving as deputy director, Strategy and Policy Division, N512, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Capt. Dewolfe H. Miller III, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities, N2/N6F2, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Miller previously served as commanding officer, USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), Norfolk, Va. 

            Capt. Stuart B. Munsch, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director, Submarine Warfare Division, N87B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Munsch is currently serving as branch head, Strategy and Policy Division, N514, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Capt. Kenneth M. Perry, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif.  Perry is currently serving as executive assistant, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Stuttgart, Germany.

            Capt. Fernandez L. Ponds, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Hawaii/commander, Naval Surface Group, MIDPAC, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Ponds is currently serving as deputy director, Navy Special Projects, N3/N5NSP, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Capt. John C. Scorby, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.  Scorby is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and environment, Washington, D.C.

            Capt. Michael E. Smith, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, Strategy and Policy Division, N51, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Smith is currently serving as executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

            Capt. Hugh D. Wetherald, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy and chief of staff for plans, policies, and requirements, N5/N8, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Wetherald was previously assigned as head, Program Development Branch, N801, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.