IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Announcements


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

Navy Adm. Philip S. Davidson for reappointment to the rank of admiral, and assignment as commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Davidson is currently serving as commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Navy Rear Adm. David M. Kriete for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  Kriete most recently served as director, Strategic Capabilities Policy, National Security Council, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Brent W. Scott, Chaplain Corps, for appointment as chief of chaplains.  Scott is currently serving as chaplain of the Marine Corps; deputy chief of chaplains and deputy director of Religious Ministries, N097B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Alan D. Beal has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Beal is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Fifth Fleet, Manama, Bahrain.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Eugene H. Black III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Black is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Virginia.  

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) William D. Byrne Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Byrne is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Fifteen, San Diego, California.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Marc H. Dalton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Dalton is currently serving as commander, Task Force Seven Zero; and commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John V. Fuller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Fuller is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, California. 

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael P. Holland has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Holland is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Ten, Kings Bay, Georgia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Hugh W. Howard III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Howard is currently serving as assistant commander, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey W. Hughes has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Hughes is currently serving as commander, Navy Personnel Command; and deputy chief of Naval Personnel, Millington, Tennessee.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian S. Hurley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Hurley is currently serving as reserve deputy commander for Maritime Operations, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas E. Ishee has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Ishee is currently serving as director, plans and operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe – Sixth Fleet; deputy commander, Sixth Fleet; commander, Submarines, Allied Naval Forces South; and commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Roy I. Kitchener has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Kitchener is currently serving as deputy, U.S. Military Representative to NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Stephen T. Koehler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Koehler is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, San Diego, California.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Andrew C. Lennon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Lennon is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, Submarines, NATO Maritime Command, Northwood, United Kingdom.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel J. Paparo Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Paparo most recently served as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Virginia.  

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Mary C. Riggs has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Riggs is currently serving as director, research and development, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michelle C. Skubic has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Skubic is currently serving as commander, Defense Logistics Agency - Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio. 

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey E. Trussler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Trussler is currently serving as director, future plans, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) William W. Wheeler III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Wheeler is currently serving as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Virginia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Kenneth R. Whitesell has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Whitesell is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Four, Norfolk, Virginia.  

Navy Capt. Darin K. Via has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Via is currently serving as command surgeon, U.S. Central Command, Tampa, Florida.