IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Assignment


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

Rear Adm. (lower half) David A. Welch will be assigned as commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, San Diego, California.  Welch is currently serving as director for international engagement, N52, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.