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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 104-12
February 14, 2012

Flag Officer Announcement

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

            Rear Adm. Kevin M. Donegan will be assigned as director, warfare integration/senior national representative, N8F, OPNAV, Washington, D.C.  Donegan is currently serving as director for operations, J3, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Charles M. Gaouette will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash.  Gaouette is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Manama, Bahrain.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Patrick D. Hall will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, Everett, Wash.  Hall is currently serving as deputy director for operations, J3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Sinclair M. Harris, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet, Mayport, Fla.  Harris is currently serving as director, future concepts, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel Perez Jr. will be assigned as director, Navy Irregular Warfare Office, N3/N5, Washington, D.C.  Perez is currently serving as special assistant, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Ann C. Phillips will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.  Phillips previously served as deputy director, Surface Warfare Division, N86B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin D. Scott will be assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain.  Scott is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin M. Sweeney will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va.  Sweeney previously served as executive officer to the commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

            Rear Adm. (lower half) David B. Woods will be assigned as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, San Diego, Calif.  Woods is currently serving as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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