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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 340-05
April 08, 2005

Flag Officer Assignments

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

 

Rear Adm. David A. Gove is being assigned as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel/ Commander, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn. Gove is currently Commander, Submarine Group Seven, Yokosuka, Japan.

 

Rear Adm. James D. Kelly is being assigned as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan/Commander, Naval Component, U.S. Forces, Japan, Yokosuka, Japan. Kelly is currently Commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.

 

Rear Adm. Richard J. Mauldin is being assigned as Director for Operational Plans and Joint Force Development, J7, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Mauldin is currently Special Assistant for the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans, and Strategy, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Rear Adm. Patrick M. Walsh is being assigned as Director, Programming Division, N80, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Walsh is currently Director, Navy Quadrennial Defense Review Support Office, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C and will retain current position.

 

Rear Adm. (lower half) John M. Bird is being assigned as Commander, Submarine Group Seven, Yokosuka, Japan. Bird is currently Director for Operations, Plans, Logistics and Engineering, J3/4, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Frank M. Drennan is being assigned as Commander, Submarine Group Nine, Bangor, Wash. Drennan is currently Director, Joint Forces Headquarters, Information Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha, Neb.

 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark A. Hugel is being assigned as Deputy Commander, Logistics, Maintenance, and Industrial Operations, SEA-04, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. Hugel is currently Deputy Director, Fleet Readiness Division, N43B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Melvin G. Williams is being assigned as Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space and Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command. Williams is currently Commander, Submarine Group Nine, Bangor, Wash.

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