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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcement

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

Navy Rear Adm. Richard A. Brown for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Surface Forces; and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California.  Brown is currently serving as commander, Navy Personnel Command; and deputy chief of Naval Personnel, Millington, Tennessee.

Navy Rear Adm. Nancy A. Norton for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as director, Defense Information Systems Agency; and commander, Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network, Fort Meade, Maryland.  Norton is currently serving as vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.