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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Navy Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti for appointment to the grade of admiral, and assignment as vice chief of naval operations, Washington, D.C.  Franchetti is currently serving as director for Strategy, Plans and Policy, J5, Joint Staff; and senior member, U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Military Staff, Washington, D.C. 

Navy Vice Adm. Stephen T. Koehler for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral, and assignment as director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy, J-5, Joint Staff; and for appointment as senior member of the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations, Washington, D.C.  Koehler is currently serving as commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, California. 

Navy Rear Adm. Sara A. Joyner for appointment to the grade of vice admiral, and assignment as director, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, J-8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.  Joyner is currently serving as chief of legislative affairs, Washington, D.C. 

Navy Rear Adm. Craig A. Clapperton for appointment to the grade of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, Fleet Cyber Command; and commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.  Clapperton is currently serving as commander, Combined Joint Task Force, Cyber, Tenth Fleet, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. 

Navy Rear Adm. (Select) Richard J. Cheeseman Jr. for appointment to the grade of vice admiral, and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for personnel, manpower, and training, N1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; and chief of naval personnel, Washington, D.C.  Cheeseman most recently served as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten.