Release
Immediate Release

Flag Officer Assignments

June 10, 2020

The secretary of the Navy and chief of naval operations announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. Daniel L. Cheever will be assigned as director for plans, policy and strategy, J-5, U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.  Cheever previously served as commander, Carrier Strike Group Four, Norfolk, Virginia.

Rear Adm. Thomas E. Ishee will be assigned as director, global operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  Ishee is currently serving as director, Undersea Warfare Division, N97, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

Rear Adm. Peter G. Stamatopoulos will be assigned as commander, Naval Supply Systems Command; and chief of Supply Corps, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.  Stamatopoulos previously served as director of logistics, J-4, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Rear Adm. (lower half) William J. Houston, selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as director, Undersea Warfare Division, N97, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Houston previously served as director, plans and operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Sixth Fleet; deputy commander, Sixth Fleet; and commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy. 

Rear Adm. (lower half) Anthony C. Carullo is currently serving as director, plans and operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Sixth Fleet; deputy commander, Sixth Fleet; and commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy.  Carullo previously served as deputy director, strategic targeting and nuclear mission planning, J-5N, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Richard D. Heinz is currently serving as director of logistics, J-4, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.  Heinz previously served as commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Andrew J. Loiselle is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Four, Norfolk, Virginia.  Loiselle previously served as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Virginia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Joseph D. Noble Jr., is currently serving as commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Noble previously served as special assistant for audit readiness, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Ryan B. Scholl is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Virginia.  Scholl previously served as deputy director, plans, J-5, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.