Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that President Obama nominated five one-star admirals for promotion:
Reserve Rear Adm. Thomas Beeman, who is serving as deputy commander, Navy Medicine National Capital Area, Bethesda, Md.
Reserve Rear Adm. Paula Brown, who is serving as deputy commander, 1st Naval Construction Division, Virginia Beach, Va.
Reserve Rear Adm. Kelvin Dixon, who is serving as reserve deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Manama, Bahrain.
Reserve Rear Adm. Brian LaRoche, who is serving as reserve deputy commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
Reserve Rear Adm. John Sadler, who is serving as director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa and vice commander, 6th Fleet, Naples, Italy.