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Release No: 480-13
June 28, 2013

Flag Officer Announcements

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

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

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) David F. Baucom has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Baucom is currently serving as commander, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Paul B. Becker has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Becker is currently serving as director for intelligence, J2, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Colin G. Chinn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Chinn is currently serving as director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy Division, N0931, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and Chief of the Medical Corps, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Peter J. Fanta has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Fanta is currently serving as deputy director for resources and acquisition, J8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) David J. Gale has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Gale is currently serving as commander, Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk, Va. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Vincent L. Griffith has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Griffith is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for fleet ordnance and supply, and fleet supply officer, N41, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Philip G. Howe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Howe is currently serving as commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Matthew J. Kohler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Kohler is currently serving as director for operations, J2, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) William K. Lescher has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Lescher is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Five; commander, Task Force Five One and commander, Task Force Five Nine, Manama, Bahrain. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) David H. Lewis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Lewis is currently serving as program executive officer for ships, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark C. Montgomery has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Montgomery is currently serving as commander, Task Force Seven Zero and commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas J. Moore has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Moore is currently serving as program executive officer for aircraft carriers, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Frank A. Morneau has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Morneau is currently serving as deputy director, Expeditionary Warfare, N95B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey R. Penfield has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Penfield is currently serving as commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Norfolk, Va. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Frederick J. Roegge has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Roegge is currently serving as director, plans and operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; deputy commander, Sixth Fleet; commander submarines, Allied Naval Forces South; and commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Phillip G. Sawyer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Sawyer is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Seven; commander, Task Force Seven Four; and commander, Task Force Five Four, Yokosuka, Japan. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jan E. Tighe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Tighe is currently serving as director, decision superiority, N2/N6F4, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C., and (interim) president, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Elaine C. Wagner has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Wagner is currently serving as commander, Navy Medicine East; commander, Naval Medical Center; and chief of the Navy Dental Corps, Portsmouth, Va. 

            Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael S. White has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  White is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eleven, San Diego, Calif.

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