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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 309-05
April 01, 2005

Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Navy Rear Adm. John D. Stufflebeem for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as Commander, SIXTH Fleet/Commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO)/Commander, Joint Headquarters - Lisbon, Portugal. Stufflebeem is currently serving as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans, and Strategy, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.