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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. Craig A. Clapperton for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral, with assignment as commander, Fleet Cyber Command; commander, Tenth Fleet; and commander, Navy Space Command, Fort George Meade, Maryland.  Clapperton is currently serving as commander, Fleet Cyber Command; and commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Darin K. Via for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Via is currently serving as deputy chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; deputy surgeon general of the Navy; and director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy Division, N0931, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Falls Church, Virginia.