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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 177-12
March 13, 2012

Flag Officer Announcements

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

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Richard D. Berkey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Berkey is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Richard P. Breckenridge has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Breckenridge is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Two, Groton, Conn. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Walter E. Carter Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Carter is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Va. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Craig S. Faller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Faller is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash. 

            Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) James G. Foggo III, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Foggo is currently serving as deputy commander, Sixth fleet/director of operations, Intelligence (N3), U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/commander, Submarine Group Eighth/Commander Submarines, Allied Naval Forces South, Naples, Italy. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Peter A. Gumataotao has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Gumataotao is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eleven, Everett, Wash. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John R. Haley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Haley is currently serving as commander, Task Force Seven Zero/Commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Patrick J. Lorge has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Lorge is currently serving as commandant, Naval District Washington, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael C. Manazir has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Manazir is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Va. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel Perez Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Perez is currently serving as special assistant, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for integration of capabilities and resources, N8, OPNAV, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Joseph W. Rixey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Rixey is currently serving as director, Navy International Programs Office, Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin D. Scott has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Scott is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Manama, Bahrain. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) James J. Shannon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Shannon is currently serving as commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center/deputy commander for surface warfare, SEA-21, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas K. Shannon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Shannon is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, Calif. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Herman A. Shelanski has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Shelanski is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Elizabeth L. Train has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Train is currently serving as director for Intelligence, J2, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jonathan W. White has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  White is currently serving as commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, Miss.

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