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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 570-11
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: 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) George W. Ballance, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa, Naples, Italy.  Ballance is currently serving as deputy commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

            Rear Adm. Samuel J. Cox will be assigned as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.  Cox is currently serving as director, National Maritime Intelligence Center, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) James W. Crawford III will be assigned as commander, Rule of Law Field Force-Afghanistan.  Crawford is currently serving as legal counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Sean R. Filipowski will be assigned as deputy director of operations, J3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.  Filipowski is currently serving as director, Cyber, Sensors and Electronic Warfare, N2/N6F3, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Martha E. G. Herb will be assigned as deputy commander, Navy Personnel Command, Washington, D.C.  Herb is currently assigned as chief secretariat, Military Technical Agreement Joint Coordinating Body, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Matthew J. Kohler will be assigned as deputy commander, Fleet Cyber Command/deputy commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Md.  Kohler is currently assigned as deputy chief, Tailored Access Operations, S32, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md. 

           Capt. Willie L. Metts, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief, Tailored Access Operations, S32, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md.  Metts is currently serving as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Jan E. Tighe will be assigned as director, decision superiority, N2/N6F4, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Tighe is currently serving as deputy director of operations, J3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.