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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 727-06
July 31, 2006

Flag Officer Assignments

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

Rear Adm. (lower half)(selectee) Thomas J. Eccles is being assigned as deputy commander for undersea warfare, SEA-07, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.  Eccles is currently serving as major program manager for Seawolf, Program Executive Office Submarines, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) John Elnitsky II is being assigned as commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Washington, D.C.  Elnitsky is currently serving as major program manager for undersea mobility, PM 399, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

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