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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:

Vice Adm. John C. Aquilino for appointment to the rank of admiral, and assignment as commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Aquilino is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command; and commander, Fifth Fleet/commander, Combined Maritime Forces, Bahrain.