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Navy announces 20 flag assignments

Jun. 6, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced the following flag assignments Thursday:

2-star assignments

Rear Adm. Bradley Gehrke will be assigned as director, Maritime Headquarters, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. Gehrke is serving as director for operations, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. Dixon Smith will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk. Smith is serving as commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego.

Rear Adm. Robert Girrier will be assigned as deputy and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Girrier is serving as director for operations, J3, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. James Cloyd will be assigned as director, maritime operations (N3/N5/N2/N7), Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk. Cloyd is serving as commander, Naval Forces Japan/commander, Navy Region Japan, Yokosuka, Japan.

Rear Adm. Herman A. Shelanski, who has been selected for his second star, will be assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington. Shelanski is serving as special assistant to the vice chief of naval operations, Washington.

Rear Adm. James Foggo III, who has been selected for his second star, will be assigned as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/5B, OPNAV, Washington. Foggo is serving as director, Assessment Division, N81, OPNAV, Washington.

Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge, who has been selected for his second star, will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego. Lorge is serving as commandant, Naval District Washington.

1-star assignments

Rear Adm. Sean Buck will be assigned as director, 21st Century Sailor Office, N17, OPNAV, Washington. Buck is serving as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk.

Rear Adm. Markham Rich will be assigned as commandant, Naval District Washington. Rich is serving as commander, Navy Region Northwest, Silverdale, Wash.

Rear Adm. Richard Snyder will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, Virginia Beach, Va. Snyder is serving as deputy director, joint strategic planning, J5, Joint Staff, Washington.

Rear Adm. Diane Webber will be assigned as commander, Navy Cyber Forces/director for communications and information systems, N6, Fleet Forces Command, Virginia Beach. Webber is serving as deputy commander, Fleet Cyber Command/deputy commander, 10th Fleet, Fort Meade, Md.

■ Capt. Babette Bolivar, who has been selected for her first star, will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Northwest, Silverdale, Wash. Bolivar is serving as chief of staff, Naval Installations Command, Washington.

■ Capt. Randy Crites, who has been selected for his first star, will be assigned as deputy chief of staff for plans, policies and requirements, N5/N8, Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor. Crites is serving as branch head, Operations and Analysis Directorate, N80, OPNAV, Washington.

■ Capt. Marcus Hitchcock, who has been selected for his first star, will be assigned as director, fleet and joint training, N7, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk. Hitchcock is serving as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower.

■ Capt. Brian Luther, who has been selected for his first star, will be assigned as director, operations and plans, N31, OPNAV, Washington. Luther is serving as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush.

■ Capt. Christopher Murray, who has been selected for his first star, will be assigned as assistant chief of staff, operations, J3, Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy. Murray is serving as special assistant, Air Warfare Division, Office of the Secretary of Defense, director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Washington.

■ Capt. Richard Williams Jr., who has been selected his first star, will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Hawaii/commander, Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific, Pearl Harbor. Williams is serving as branch head, assessments, N73, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk.

■ Capt. Louis Cariello, who has been selected for his first star, will be assigned as deputy commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command/deputy commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Pacific, Norfolk. Cariello previously served as commanding officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia, Naples.

■ Capt. Thomas Kearney, who has been selected for his first star, will be assigned as vice commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington. Kearney is serving as special projects, Program Executive Office (Submarines)/deputy commander, Undersea Warfare (NAVSEA 07), Washington.

■ Capt. Timothy White, who has been selected for his first star, will be assigned as deputy chief, tailored access operations, S32, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md. White is serving as commanding officer, Naval Intelligence Operations Center Maryland, Fort Meade.

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