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4 flag assignments announced

Apr. 12, 2013 - 05:39PM   |  
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Navy leaders announced the following flag-officer moves Friday:

2-star assignments

• Rear Adm. Brian Losey, who has been selected for his second star, will be commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego. Losey is serving as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

• Rear Adm. James Shannon, who has been selected for his second star, will be assigned as director, Navy International Programs Office, Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington. Shannon is serving as deputy commander for surface warfare, SEA 21, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington.

1-star assignments

• Rear Adm. Richard Butler will be assigned as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Butler is serving as deputy director, Air Warfare Division, N98B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington.

• Rear Adm. John Smith Jr. will be assigned as commandant, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va. Smith is serving as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo.

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