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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 556-06
June 16, 2006

Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announces today that the President has made the following nominations:

Navy Rear Adm. William D. Crowder has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.  He is currently serving as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for plans, policy, and operations, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Mark J. Edwards has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for communication networks, N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  He is currently serving as director, Warfare Integration and Assessment Division, N8F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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