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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 311-13
May 08, 2013

Flag Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the President has made the following nominations: 

            Navy Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as director, Navy Staff, N09B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Swift is currently serving as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan. 

            Navy Rear Adm. Paul A. Grosklags for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as principal military deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development, and acquisition), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Grosklags is currently serving as program executive officer, air anti-submarine warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs, Patuxent River, Md. 

            Navy Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance, N2/N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations/Director of Naval Intelligence, Pentagon, Washington, DC.  Branch is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.

            Navy Rear Adm. Sean A. Pybus for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Operations Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium.  Pybus is currently serving as commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif.

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