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Former Stockdale winner tapped for third star

Mar. 1, 2013 - 07:16PM   |   Last Updated: Mar. 1, 2013 - 07:16PM  |  
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the following nomination made by the president Friday:">Rear Adm. Bruce Grooms, who has been tapped for his third star, was nominated for assignment as the deputy chief of staff for capability development, Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Va. Grooms is currently serving as the assistant deputy chief of naval operations for plans and strategy, N3/N5B, in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon in Washington.

A former Naval Academy grad, Grooms was also a recipient of the Vice Admiral Stockdale Inspirational Leadership Award in 1999, according to his Navy biography.

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