Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Friday that President Obama has made the following flag nominations:
Rear Adm. Terry Benedict has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and nominated for assignment as director for Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., a position he currently holds.
Rear Adm. Joseph Rixey has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and nominated for assignment as director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Arlington, Va. Rixey is serving as director, Navy International Programs Office, Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Pentagon, Washington.
Capt. Bret Muilenburg has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Muilenburg is currently serving as senior engineer assistant to the commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Engineer and commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.