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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Assignment

Oct. 17, 2014

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignment:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Bret C. Batchelder will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Virginia. Batchelder is currently serving as commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, U.S. Transportation Command, Norfolk, Virginia.