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20 flag officers nominated for second star

Jul. 1, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
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Navy and Defense department officials announced the following flag nominations and assignments Friday:

2-star nominations

Rear Adm. John Aquilino, who is serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. David Baucom, who is serving as commander, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Rear Adm. Paul Becker, who is serving as director for intelligence, J2, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, who is serving as director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy Division, N0931, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and Chief of the Medical Corps, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, who is serving as deputy director for resources and acquisition, J8, Joint Staff, Washington.

Rear Adm. David Gale, who is serving as commander, Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk.

Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith, who is serving as deputy chief of staff for fleet ordnance and supply and fleet supply officer, N41, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk.

Rear Adm. Philip Howe, who is serving as assistant commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu.

Rear Adm. Matthew Kohler, who is serving as director for operations, J2, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Rear Adm. William Lescher, who is serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5; commander, Task Force 51/59, Manama, Bahrain.

Rear Adm. David Lewis, who is serving as program executive officer for ships, Washington.

Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, who is serving as commander, Task Force 70 and commander, Carrier Strike Group 5, Yokosuka, Japan.

Rear Adm. Thomas Moore, who is serving as program executive officer for aircraft carriers, Washington.

Rear Adm. Frank Morneau, who is serving as deputy director, Expeditionary Warfare, N95B, OPNAV, Washington.

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Penfield, who is serving as commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Norfolk.

Rear Adm. Frederick Roegge, who is serving as director, plans and operations, Naval Forces Europe; deputy commander, 6th Fleet; commander submarines, Allied Naval Forces South; and commander, Submarine Group 8, Naples, Italy.

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer, who is serving as commander, Submarine Group 7; commander, Task Force 74; and commander, Task Force 54, Yokosuka.

Rear Adm. Jan Tighe, who is serving as director, decision superiority, N2/N6F4, OPNAV, Washington, and interim president, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.

Rear Adm. Elaine Wagner, who is serving as commander, Navy Medicine East; commander, Naval Medical Center; and chief of the Navy Dental Corps, Portsmouth, Va.

Rear Adm. Michael White, who is serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, San Diego.

1-star nominations

■Reserve Capt. Russell Allen, who is serving as executive assistant, Navy Reserve Joint Contingency Unit Detachment 502, commander, Pacific Fleet, San Diego.

■Reserve Capt. William Crane, who is serving as chief staff officer, Navy Reserve Chief of Naval Operations, Operations and Plans (N3/N5), Washington.

■Reserve Capt. Thomas Marotta, who is serving as executive assistant, Navy Reserve Chief of Naval Operations, Operations and Plans (N3/N5), Washington.

2-star assignment

Rear Adm. Margaret Klein will be assigned as chief of staff, J5, Joint Staff, Washington. Klein is serving as chief of staff, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.

1-star assignments

Rear Adm. Joseph Kuzmick Jr., will be assigned as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, San Diego. Kuzmick is serving as director, operations and plans, N31, OPNAV, Washington.

■Capt. Christian Becker, who has been selected for his first star, will be assigned as program executive officer for command, control, communications and intelligence, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego. Becker is currently serving as deputy program executive officer, Enterprise Information Systems, Washington.

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