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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 038-02
January 28, 2002

FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Naval Reserve Rear Admiral (lower half) Robert R. Percy III, Supply Corps, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral while serving as commander, Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force, Williamsburg, Va.

Naval Reserve Rear Admiral (lower half) Duret S. Smith, Senior Health Care Executive, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral while serving as medical department staff/fleet surgeon, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.

Naval Reserve Rear Admiral (lower half) Jerry D. West, Senior Health Care Executive, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral while serving as deputy director, Medical Service Corps, Bureau of Medicine, Washington, D.C.