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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Navy Rear Adm. Christopher W. Grady for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Sixth Fleet; commander, Task Force Six; commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and Joint Force Maritime Component commander Europe, Naples, Italy.  Grady is currently serving as commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia.