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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcement

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

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Darin K. Via for assignment as surgeon general of the Navy, Falls Church, Virginia.  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.