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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcements

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

Navy Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Information Forces, Suffolk, Virginia.  Brown is currently serving as director, Warfare Integration Directorate, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. Gordon D. Peters for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.  Peters is currently serving as program executive officer, Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs, Patuxent River, Maryland. 

Navy Rear Adm. Richard P. Snyder for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as inspector general, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia.  Snyder is currently serving as director, J5, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.