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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Assignments

June 16, 2017

Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) James S. Bynum, selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as chief of Naval Air Training, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Bynum is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, San Diego, California.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Stephanie T. Keck will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), U.S. Southern Command, Key West, Florida.  Keck is currently serving as deputy director, operations and intelligence integration, JITDA, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Rear Adm. (lower half) Andrew C. Lennon will be assigned as deputy chief of staff, Submarines, Allied Maritime Command, Northwood, UK.  Lennon is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, Naval Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael A. Wettlaufer will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Washington.  Wettlaufer is currently serving as deputy director for plans and policy, ECJ-5, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.