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Release No: NR-186-14
April 15, 2014

Flag Officer Announcements

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

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian B. Brown, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Brown is currently serving as commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, Miss.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Sean S. Buck, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Buck is currently serving as director, 21st Century Sailor Office, Arlington, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark W. Darrah, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Darrah is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division and assistant commander for research and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Sean R. Filipowski, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Filipowski is currently serving as director, Warfare Integration Directorate, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael M. Gilday, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Gilday is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey A. Harley, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Harley is currently serving as president, Board of Inspection and Survey, Virginia Beach, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Brett C. Heimbigner, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Heimbigner is currently serving as deputy director, National Clandestine Service for Community HUMINT, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin J. Kovacich, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Kovacich is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Dietrich H. Kuhlmann III, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Kuhlmann is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Nine, Silverdale, Wash.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Victorino G. Mercado, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Mercado is currently serving as deputy director, plans and policy, J5B, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John C. Scorby Jr., nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Scorby is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia and commander, Maritime Air Forces, Naples, Italy.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John W. Smith Jr., nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Smith is currently serving as commandant, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Richard P. Snyder, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Snyder is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, Virginia Beach, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Scott A. Stearney, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Stearney is currently serving as commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Joseph E. Tofalo, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Tofalo is currently serving as director, Submarine Warfare Division, N97, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mathias W. Winter, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Winter is currently serving as program executive officer for strike weapons and unmanned aviation, Patuxent River, Md.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Althea H. Coetzee, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Coetzee is currently serving as contingency contracting deputy director, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.C.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Janet R. Donovan, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Donovan is currently serving as reserve deputy judge advocate general/deputy commander, Naval Legal Service Command, Washington, D.C.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Martha E.G. Herb, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Herb is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Valerie K. Huegel, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Huegel is currently serving as commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, Va.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) John F. Weigold IV, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Weigold is currently serving as mobilization assistant to the director for operations, J-3, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Eric C. Young, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Young is currently serving as deputy chief of Navy Reserve, N095, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Reserve Capt. Kevin C. Hayes, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Hayes is currently serving as commanding officer, Navy Reserve Seventh Fleet, Fort Worth, Texas.

Navy Reserve Capt. Daniel B. Hendrickson, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Hendrickson is currently serving as commanding officer, Navy Reserve U.S. Special Operations Command, Detachment 108, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Navy Reserve Capt. Keith M. Jones, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Jones is currently serving as commanding officer, U.S. Pacific Fleet Logistics Readiness Center, Headquarters 120, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Reserve Capt. Thomas W. Luscher, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Luscher is currently serving as director of operations, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Alexandria, Va.

Navy Reserve Capt. Thomas G. Reck, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Reck is currently serving as reserve chief staff officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Reserve Capt. Linda Rosa Del Wackerman, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Wackerman is currently serving as commander, Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Program, Washington, D.C.

Navy Reserve Capt. Matthew A. Zirkle, nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Zirkle is currently serving as commanding officer, Navy Reserve, Office of Naval Research/Naval Research Laboratory Science and Technology, Detachment 111, San Diego, Calif.
 

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