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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 344-02
July 02, 2002

FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Navy Rear Adm. Michael D. Malone has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif. Malone is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Vice Adm. John B. Nathman has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, N7, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Nathman is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

REAR ADMIRALS

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vernon E. Clark announced the following flag officer assignments:

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) Annette E. Brown is being assigned as commander, Navy Region Southeast. Brown is currently serving as assistant commander for Personnel Readiness and Community Support, PERS-6, Navy Personnel Command.

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) Jonathan W. Greenert is being assigned as deputy and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Greenert is currently serving as director, Operations Division, Office of Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller, and director, Operations Division, Fiscal Management Division, N821, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) Steven J. Tomaszeski is being assigned as deputy chief of Naval Personnel and Commander, Navy Personnel Command. Tomaszeski is currently serving as commander, Carrier Group Six.

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) James M. Zortman is being assigned as commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Zortman is currently serving as commander, Carrier Group Seven.

REAR ADMIRALS (LOWER HALF)

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Donald K. Bullard is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group Six. Bullard is currently serving as deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, J3, (NMCC-5), Joint Staff.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jan C. Gaudio is being assigned as director, Shore Activities Readiness, N46, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Gaudio is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Southeast.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Matthew G. Moffit is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group Seven. Moffit is currently serving as director, Aviation Plans and Requirements Branch, N780, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Vinson E. Smith is being assigned as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Southern Command. Smith is currently serving as commander, Naval Surface Group, Pacific Northwest, and commander, Navy Region Northwest.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Miles B. Wachendorf is being assigned as Defense Attache Russia. Wachendorf is currently serving as director, Strategy and Policy Division, N51, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas J. Wilson III is being assigned as Oceanographer of the Navy, N096. Wilson is currently serving as deputy director, Surface Warfare Division, N76B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

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