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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Assignments

Feb. 28, 2018

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) John V. Fuller will be assigned as director, J5, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.  Fuller is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, San Diego, California.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Shane G. Gahagan will be assigned as program executive officer for tactical aircraft programs, Patuxent River, Maryland.  Gahagan is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division; and assistant commander for research and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command (AIR-4.0), Patuxent River, Maryland.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin M. Jones will be assigned as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.  Jones is currently serving as commander, Office of Special Projects, Washington, District of Columbia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Karl O. Thomas will be assigned as commander, Task Force 70; and commander, Carrier Strike Group 5, Yokosuka, Japan.  Thomas is currently serving as director, 21st Century Sailor Office, N17, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Virginia.