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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-443-14
August 25, 2014

Flag Officer Assignments

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. Brian L. LaRoche will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, District of Columbia. LaRoche is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, Navy Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.

Rear Adm. Kelvin N. Dixon will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Navy Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia. Dixon is currently serving as vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Bahrain.

Rear Adm. John C. Sadler will be assigned as reserve deputy commander for Maritime Operations, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. Sadler is currently serving as director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and vice commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, Naples, Italy.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian S. Pecha will be assigned as deputy to the Medical Officer of the Marine Corps; and deputy director, Medical Corps Reserve Component, Arlington, Virginia. Pecha is currently serving as Medical Officer of the Marine Corps; and director, Health Services, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia.

Capt. Keith M. Jones, selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as reserve director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations, Chief of Naval Operations, N41, Washington, District of Columbia. Jones previously served as commanding officer, Logistics Readiness Center, Headquarters 120, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California. 

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