IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Announcements


Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Vice Adm. Matthew J. Kohler for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, N2/N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; and director of naval intelligence, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Kohler is currently serving as commander, Naval Information Forces, Suffolk, Virginia. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Scott D. Conn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Conn is currently serving as director, Air Warfare Division, N98, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Johnny R. Wolfe Jr. for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as director for strategic systems programs, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia.  Wolfe is currently serving as program executive, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia. 

Capt. John C. Ring has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Ring is currently serving as executive assistant, Air Warfare Division, N98, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.