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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 276-96
May 13, 1996

FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Rear Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr., U.S. Navy, for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy and Operations, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. Rear Admiral Ellis is currently serving as Commander Carrier Group FIVE in Yokosuka, Japan.

Rear Admiral Ellis was born July 20, 1947, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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