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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 074-01
February 22, 2001

FLAG AND GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Naval Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Kenneth C. Belisle has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Belisle is currently serving as deputy for Operations and Battle Staff director, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Robert M. Diamond has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general, Reserve of the Army. Diamond is currently serving as military deputy, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.

Naval Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark R. Feichtinger has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Feichtinger is currently serving as deputy commander, Submarine Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Eugene P. Klynoot has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general, Reserve of the Army. Klynoot is currently serving as deputy commander, Headquarters, State Area Command, Pennsylvania National Guard, Annville, Pa.

Naval Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) John A. Jackson has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Jackson is currently serving as commander, Rear Area Command, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

Naval Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) John P. McLaughlin has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. McLaughlin is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Reserve Force, New Orleans, La.

Naval Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) James B. Plehal has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Plehal is currently serving as head, Naval Security Group Department, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md.

Naval Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Joe S. Thompson has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Thompson is currently serving as deputy director for Operations, J3, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

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

Navy Rear Adm. John T. Byrd is being assigned as director, Plans and Policy, J5, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb. Byrd is currently serving as assistant deputy chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy, and Operations, N3/N5B, OPNAV, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Joseph J. Krol, Jr., is being assigned as assistant deputy chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy, and Operations, N3/N5B, OPNAV, Washington, D.C. Krol is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Seven.

Navy Rear Adm. Paul F. Sullivan is being assigned as director, Submarine Warfare Division, N77, OPNAV, Washington, D.C. Sullivan is currently serving as director, Plans and Policy, J5, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.

BRIGADIER GENERALS AND REAR ADMIRALS (LOWER HALF)

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Naval Reserve Capt. Michael S. Baker, Medical Corps has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Baker is currently serving as commanding officer for Naval Reserve Fleet Hospital 500, Combat Zone Two Two Detachment, Fort Dix, N.J.

Naval Reserve Capt. James E. Beebe has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Beebe is currently serving as reserve manpower coordinator for commander, Submarine Pacific Detachment 320, Bangor, Wash.

Naval Reserve Capt. Hugo G. Blackwood has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Blackwood is currently serving as executive officer for Area Air Defense Coordinator, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

Army Reserve Col. Robert M. Carrothers has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general, Reserve of the Army. Carrothers is currently serving as the deputy commander for Mobilization Operations, Operations Support Command, Rock Island, Ill.

Navy Capt. Robert E. Cowley III, Supply Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Cowley is currently serving as assistant commander for Contracts, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.

Navy Capt. Robert D. Hufstader, Jr., Medical Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Hufstader is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.

Navy Capt. Nancy Lescavage, Nurse Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Lescavage is currently serving as deputy assistant chief for Health Care Operations, MED-03, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.

Naval Reserve Capt. Lewis S. Libby III, Dental Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Libby is currently serving as commanding officer, Fourth Dental Battalion, Fourth Force Service Support Group, New Orleans, La.

Naval Reserve Capt. Daniel S. Mastagni has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Mastagni is currently serving as executive officer for Commander, Seventh Fleet Detachment 111, Fort Worth, Texas.

Naval Reserve Capt. Paul V. Shebalin has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Shebalin is currently serving as technical director, Naval Sea Systems Command Detachment 1606, Washington, D.C.

Naval Reserve Capt. John M. Stewart, Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Stewart is currently serving as deputy for Mission Effectiveness, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Nine, Millington, Tenn.

Navy Capt. Alan S. Thompson, Supply Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Thompson is currently serving on the chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport, R.I.

Naval Reserve Capt. Charles A. Williams, Supply Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral (lower half). Williams is currently serving as joint team leader, Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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