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Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcements

March 20, 2015

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

Navy Vice Adm. James F. Caldwell Jr., for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as director, Navy Staff, N09B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Caldwell is currently serving as inspector general, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken, for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy commander for military operations, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. Franken is currently serving as interim director, Joint Personnel Accounting Command, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. Herman A. Shelanski, for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as inspector general, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia. Shelanski is currently serving as director, assessment division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.