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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 Vice Adm. Jeffrey W. Hughes for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral, with assignment as deputy chief of staff for Capability Development, Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Virginia.  Hughes is currently serving as deputy chief of naval operations for Warfighting Development, N7, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.