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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 406-02
August 06, 2002

FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

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

Navy Rear Adm. (selectee) Mark J. Edwards is being assigned as deputy director, Surface Warfare Division, N76B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Edwards is currently assigned as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Five.

Navy Rear Adm. James K. Moran is being assigned as special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations for Task Force Excel. Moran is currently assigned as commander, Amphibious Group Two.

REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark announced that Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel J. Locklear III is being assigned as commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Five. Locklear is currently serving as deputy director for Requirements Assessment, N81D and director, Commander Liaison Division, N83, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.