United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 275-06
April 04, 2006

Flag Officer Assignments

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:

Rear Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., is being assigned as director for Joint Experimentation, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Winnefeld is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Gerald R. Beaman is being assigned as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, North Island, Calif.  Beaman is currently serving as commander, Naval Network and Space Operations Command, Dahlgren, Va.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael A. Lefever is being assigned as director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy Division, N13, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Lefever is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group One, San Diego, Calif.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael C. Vitale is being assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.  Vitale is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Hawaii/commander, Naval Surface Group, MIDPAC, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.