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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Assignments

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) William W. Wheeler III, selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as director, plans and policy, J5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.  Wheeler is currently serving as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Virginia.    

Capt. Michael A. Brookes, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland.  Brookes is currently serving as information warfare commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, California.

Capt. William P. Pennington, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, strategy and policy division, N51, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Pennington most recently served as chief of staff, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia.