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22 rear admirals nominated for a second star

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Wednesday that President Obama has nominated 22 rear admirals (lower half) for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (upper half). In addition, two captains have been nominated or selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half) and given new assignments.

Those picking up a second star:

• Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Ron J. MacLaren, now serving as director, Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John D. Alexander, now serving as commander, Task Force 70, and commander, Carrier Strike Group 5, Yokosuka, Japan.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian K. Antonio, now serving as program executive officer for littoral combat ships, Washington, D.C.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Ronald A. Boxal, now serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 3, San Diego.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert P. Burke, now serving as director of operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa; deputy commander, U.S. 6th Fleet; and commander, Submarine Group 8, Naples, Italy.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Matthew J. Carter, now serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan, and commander, Navy Region Japan, Yokosuka.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Christopher W. Grady, now serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, San Diego.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael E. Jabaley Jr., now serving as deputy commander for undersea warfare, SEA-07, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Colin J. Kilrain, now serving as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Andrew L. Lewis, now serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, Norfolk, Virginia.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) DeWolfe H. Miller, now serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, Norfolk.

• Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) Terry J. Moulton, now serving as commander, Navy Medicine East, and commander, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Bret J. Muilenburg, now serving as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John P. Neagley, now serving as deputy commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Nancy A. Norton, now serving as director for command, control, communications and cyber (C4), J6, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Patrick A. Piercey, now serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, San Diego.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Charles A. Richard, now serving as commander, Submarine Group 10, Kings Bay, Georgia.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert D. Sharp, now serving as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Paul A. Sohl, now serving as commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, and assistant commander for logistics and industrial operations, AIR-6.0, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Hugh D. Wetherald, now serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7, and commander, Amphibious Force, U.S. 7th Fleet, Okinawa, Japan.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark R. Whitney, now serving as deputy commander, logistics, maintenance and industrial operations, SEA-04, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia.

• Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Ricky L. Williamson, now serving as commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk.

Assignments

• Navy Capt. John G. Hannink has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral and for assignment as deputy judge advocate general of the Navy. Hannink is now serving as a Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group fellow, Newport, Rhode Island.

• Capt. Kathleen M. Creighton, selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director for command, control, communications and cyber (C4), J-6, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. Creighton is now serving as special assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance, N2/N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

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