IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Assignments


Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. Steven L. Parode will be assigned as director, Warfare Integration Directorate, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.  Parode is currently serving as deputy chief, tailored access operations, S32, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Kelly A. Aeschbach will be assigned as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  Aeschbach is currently serving as deputy director of intelligence, U.S. Forces Afghanistan; and assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Headquarters Resolute Support, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Daniel W. Dwyer will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, San Diego, California.  Dwyer is currently serving as chief of staff/deputy chief of staff for strategy, resources, and plans, N5, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet, Naples, Italy. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Alvin Holsey will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, San Diego, California.  Holsey is currently serving as deputy director for operations, National Joint Operations Intelligence Center, Operations Team Five, J3, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian S. Hurley will be assigned as reserve deputy commander for maritime operations, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.  Hurley most recently served as reserve deputy commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

Rear Adm. (lower half) John F. Meier will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group 10, Norfolk, Virginia.  Meier is currently serving as assistant commander for career management, PERS-4, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel J. Paparo Jr., will be assigned as director, J3, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.  Paparo is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Virginia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) James E. Pitts will be assigned as commander, Submarine Group 7; commander, Task Force 74; and commander, Task Force 54, Yokosuka, Japan.  Pitts is currently serving as commander, Undersea Warfighting Development Center, Groton, Connecticut.

Rear Adm. (lower half) John F. Wade will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, Norfolk, Virginia.  Wade is currently serving as commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, San Diego, California.