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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 474-12
June 08, 2012

Flag Officer Announcements

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

            Navy Rear Adm. Paul J. Bushong has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as U.S. security coordinator, Israel-Palestinian Authority.  Bushong is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Marianas/U.S. Pacific Command Representative, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau/commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas, Guam. 

            Navy Rear Adm. Michael J. Connor has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Naval Submarine Forces/commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and commander, Allied Submarine Command, Norfolk, Va.  Connor is currently serving as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems, N9B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. Nanette M. DeRenzi has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as judge advocate general of the Navy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  DeRenzi is currently serving as deputy judge advocate general of the Navy, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) James W. Crawford III, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral and for assignment as deputy judge advocate general of the Navy.  Crawford is currently serving as commander, Rule of Law Field Force-Afghanistan.