IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Assignments


The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced today the following assignments:

 

Rear Adm. Scott A. Stearney will be assigned as director, J3, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Stearney is currently serving as commander, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Virginia. 

 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Gordon D. Peters will be assigned as program executive officer, Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs, Patuxent River, Maryland. Peters is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division; and assistant commander for research and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.   

 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Timothy J. White will be assigned as commander, Cyber, National Mission Force (CNMF), Fort Meade, Maryland. White is currently serving as director for intelligence, J2, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. 

 

Capt. Shane G. Gahagan, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division; and assistant commander for research and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. Gahagan is currently serving as program manager for Air Warfare, PMA-298; and program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Patuxent River, Maryland.