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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Assignments

March 9, 2018

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

Rear Adm. Patrick A. Piercey will be assigned as chief of staff, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.  Piercey is currently serving as director of operations, J3, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Donald D. Gabrielson will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eleven, Everett, Washington.  Gabrielson is currently serving as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific; commander, Task Force 73; and Singapore area coordinator, Singapore.

Rear Adm. (lower half) David A. Goggins will be assigned as program executive officer for submarines, Washington, District of Columbia.  Goggins is currently serving as director, Ohio replacement, Washington, District of Columbia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Gregory N. Harris will be assigned as chief of naval air training, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Harris is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, Everett, Washington.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael P. Holland will be assigned as director, Programming Division, N80, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.  Holland is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group 10, Kings Bay, Georgia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey T. Jablon will be assigned as commander, Submarine Group 10, Kings Bay, Georgia.  Jablon is currently serving as deputy director, plans, J5, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Carl A. Lahti will be assigned as commandant, Naval District Washington, Washington, District of Columbia.  Lahti is currently serving as director, Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, N45, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Gary A. Mayes will be assigned as director, Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, N45, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.  Mayes is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Northwest, Silverdale, Washington. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Charles W. Rock will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.  Rock is currently serving as commandant, Naval District Washington, Washington, District of Columbia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Murray J. Tynch III will be assigned as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific; commander, Task Force 73; and Singapore area coordinator, Singapore.  Tynch is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, operations, Allied Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Frank D. Whitworth will be assigned as deputy chief, tailored access operations (S32), Signal Intelligence Directorate, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.  Whitworth is currently serving as director, J2, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.