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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 661-00
October 27, 2000

FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern E. Clark announced today the following assignments:

Navy Rear Adm. John B. Padgett, III is being assigned as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Padgett is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Northeast/commander, Submarine Group TWO, Groton, Conn.

Navy Rear Adm. Alfred G. Harms, Jr. is being assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81, OPNAV, Washington, D.C. Harms is currently serving as deputy and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Navy Rear Adm. (Sel.) Michael D. Malone is being assigned as commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Malone is currently serving as commander, Carrier Group EIGHT.

Navy Rear Adm. (Lower Half) Mark P. Fitzgerald is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group EIGHT. Fitzgerald is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.

Navy Rear Adm. (Lower Half) Michael C. Tracy is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Northeast/commander, Submarine Group TWO, Groton, Conn. Tracy is currently serving as chief of staff, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.