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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcements

June 16, 2020

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Navy Rear Adm. William J. Galinis for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.  Galinis previously served as program executive officer for ships, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Samuel J. Paparo Jr. for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command; commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet; and commander, Combined Maritime Forces, Manama, Bahrain.  Paparo is currently serving as director of operations, J3, U.S. Central Command, Tampa, Florida. 

Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey E. Trussler for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, N2/N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; and director of naval intelligence, Washington, D.C.  Trussler previously served as director, future plans, N55, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.