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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1047-11
December 28, 2011

Flag Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nomination:

            Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of admiral and for assignment as commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Locklear is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe/commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and commander, Allied Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy.