IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Announcements


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

Navy Rear Adm. Scott A. Stearney for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command; commander, Fifth Fleet; and commander, Combined Maritime Forces, Bahrain.  Stearney is currently serving as director, J3, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Ronald C. Copley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Copley is currently serving as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian K. Corey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Corey is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division; and assistant commander for test and evaluation, Naval Air Systems Command (AIR-5.0), China Lake, California.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Darse E. Crandall has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Crandall is currently serving as legal counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. 

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Kathleen M. Creighton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Creighton is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.  

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John W. Korka has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Korka is currently serving as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific; and director, Fleet Civil Engineer, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Lorin C. Selby has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Selby is currently serving as deputy commander for ship design, integration and
engineering, SEA-05, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Johnny R. Wolfe Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Wolfe is currently serving as program executive, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia.  

Navy Capt. John J. Adametz has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Adametz is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California.

Navy Capt. James A. Aiken has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Aiken is currently serving as executive assistant, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, District of Columbia. 

Navy Capt. Thomas J. Anderson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Anderson is currently serving as executive assistant, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia.  

Navy Capt. Heidi K. Berg has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Berg is currently serving as special assistant to the Director of Digital Warfare Office, N2N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Capt. Michael A. Brookes has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Brookes is currently serving as information warfare commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, California. 

Navy Capt. William E. Chase III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Chase is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Information Forces, Suffolk, Virginia.
 
Navy Capt. Richard J. Cheeseman Jr., been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Cheeseman is currently serving as director, Surface Warfare Officer Distribution, PERS-41, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee.  

Navy Capt. Craig A. Clapperton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Clapperton is currently serving as special assistant to commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, North Island, California.  

Navy Capt. Keith B. Davids has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Davids is currently serving as special assistant to the president; and deputy director, White House Military Office, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Capt. Joseph A. J. Diguardo has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Diguardo is currently serving as assistant vice deputy director, J39, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Capt. Leonard C. Dollaga has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Dollaga is currently serving as director, Navy Budget Office and Congressional Appropriations Committee, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, District of Columbia.   

Navy Reserve Capt. Ann H. Duff has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Duff is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Reserve, U.S. Fleet Forces Personnel Management Command, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Navy Capt. Kristen B. Fabry has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Fabry is currently serving as director, Fleet Resources Integration, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.  

Navy Capt. Christopher S. Gray has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Gray is currently serving as chief of staff, Navy Installations Command, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Capt. John E. Gumbleton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Gumbleton is currently serving as director, Operations Division, Office of Budget, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, District of Columbia.
 
Navy Capt. James A. Kirk has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Kirk is currently serving as deputy, weapons and sensors, N96, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.   

Navy Capt. Timothy J. Kott has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Kott is currently serving as branch head, programming and development, N801, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Reserve Capt. Nancy S. Lacore has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Lacore is currently serving as commanding officer, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa.
 
Navy Reserve Capt. Eileen H. Laubacher has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Laubacher is currently serving as regional commander, Naval Information Force Reserve Region Washington, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Reserve Capt. Theodore P. Leclair has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Leclair is currently serving as commanding officer, Navy Reserve Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Fort Worth, Texas. 

Navy Capt. John S. Lemmon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Lemmon is currently serving as vice commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. 

Navy Capt. Fredrick R. Luchtman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Luchtman is currently serving as executive assistant, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

Navy Capt. Brendan R. McLane has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  McLane is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California.

Navy Reserve Capt. Mark J. Mouriski has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Mouriski is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Air Reserve Program Executive Office, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.  

Navy Capt. Joseph D. Noble Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Noble is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Supply Corps School, Newport, Rhode Island.  

Navy Capt. Scott W. Pappano has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Pappano is currently serving as major program manager, PMS 392, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Reserve Capt. Eric C. Ruttenberg has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Ruttenberg is currently serving as commanding officer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Reserve Program, San Diego, California.

Navy Capt. Ryan B. Scholl has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Scholl is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.  

Navy Capt. Lance G. Scott has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Scott is currently serving as executive assistant, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.  

Navy Capt. Philip E. Sobeck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Sobeck is currently serving as special assistant to the director of Digital Warfare Office, N2N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Capt. John D. Spencer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Spencer is currently serving as executive assistant, U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha, Nebraska.  

Navy Capt. Gregory N. Todd has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Todd is currently serving as chaplain, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Navy Capt. Douglas C. Verissimo has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Verissimo is currently serving as commanding officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), San Diego, California.  

Navy Capt. George M. Wikoff has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Wikoff is currently serving as executive assistant to the chief of naval operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.