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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 781-06
August 17, 2006

Flag Officer Assignment

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignment:
 
Rear Adm. (lower half) Scott R. Van Buskirk is being assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, Everett, Wash. Van Buskirk is currently serving as deputy to the deputy chief of staff for political, military and economic business, Multi-National Forces, Iraq.