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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 379-12
May 14, 2012

Flag Officer Announcements

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

            Rear Adm. (lower half) John C. Aquilino will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.  Aquilino is currently serving as deputy director, force management, J31, Joint Staff, Norfolk, Va. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Matthew J. Kohler will be assigned as director, intelligence operations, N2/N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Kohler is currently serving as deputy commander, Fleet Cyber Command/deputy commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Md. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Victorino G. Mercado will be assigned as deputy director, plans and policy, J5B, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.  Mercado previously served as deputy director, Surface Warfare Division, N96B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark C. Montgomery will be assigned as commander, Task Force Seven Zero/commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.  Montgomery is currently serving as deputy director for plans and policy, ECJ-5, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Diane E. H. Webber will be assigned as deputy commander, Fleet Cyber Command/deputy commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Md.  Webber is currently serving as director, communications and networks, N2/N6F1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.