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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-080-14
February 12, 2014

Flag Officer Assignments

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced the following assignments:
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) Dee L. Mewbourne will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, Everett, Wash.  Mewbourne is currently serving as commander, Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
 
Capt. John W. Ailes, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as chief engineer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif.  Ailes is currently serving as major program manager, Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships, Washington, D.C.