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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 342-13
May 17, 2013

Flag Officer Announcement

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

            Navy Rear Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.  Thomas is currently serving as chief of staff, J5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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