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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcements

March 11, 2015

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Ron J. MacLaren has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. MacLaren is currently serving as director, Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John D. Alexander has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Alexander is currently serving as commander, Task Force SEVEN ZERO, and commander, Carrier Strike Group FIVE, Yokosuka, Japan.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian K. Antonio has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Antonio is currently serving as program executive officer for Littoral Combat Ships, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Ronald A. Boxall has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Boxall is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE, San Diego, California.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert P. Burke has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Burke is currently serving as director of operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa; deputy commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet; and commander, Submarine Group EIGHT, Naples, Italy.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Matthew J. Carter has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Carter is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan, and commander, Navy Region, Yokosuka, Japan.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Christopher W. Grady has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Grady is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group ONE, San Diego, California.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael E. Jabaley Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Jabaley is currently serving as deputy commander for undersea warfare, SEA-07, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Colin J. Kilrain has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Kilrain is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Andrew L. Lewis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Lewis is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group TWELVE, Norfolk, Virginia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) DeWolfe H. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Miller is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO, Norfolk, Virginia.

Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) Terry J. Moulton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Moulton is currently serving as commander, Navy Medicine East, and commander, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Bret J. Muilenburg has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Muilenburg is currently serving as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John P. Neagley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Neagley is currently serving as deputy commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Nancy A. Norton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Norton is currently serving as director for command, control, communications and cyber (C4), J6, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Patrick A. Piercey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Piercey is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group NINE, San Diego, California.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Charles A. Richard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Richard is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group TEN, Kings Bay, Georgia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert D. Sharp has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Sharp is currently serving as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Paul A. Sohl has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Sohl is currently serving as commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, and assistant commander for logistics and industrial operations (AIR-6.0), Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Hugh D. Wetherald has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Wetherald is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN, and commander, Amphibious Force, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet, Okinawa, Japan.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark R. Whitney has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Whitney is currently serving as deputy commander, logistics, maintenance, and industrial operations, SEA-04, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Ricky L. Williamson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Williamson is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Mid Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.

Navy Captain John G. Hannink has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral and for assignment as deputy judge advocate general of the Navy. Hannink is currently serving as a Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group fellow, Newport, Rhode Island.