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Navy Officer Nominations Dated March 2010

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas L. Brown II will be assigned as commanding general, Joint Forces Special Operations Command - Iraq, U.S. Forces - Iraq. Brown is currently serving as deputy commander, Special Operations Command Europe, Vaihingen, Germany.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Charles K. Carodine will be assigned as deputy commander, Naval Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Va. Carodine is currently serving as chief of staff, JTF-100 Maritime Operations Center, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Edward H. Deets III will be assigned as commander, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va. Deets is currently serving as vice commander, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Karen A. Flaherty will be assigned as deputy chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C. Flaherty is currently serving as deputy chief, wounded, ill, and injured, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.

Capt. Jeffrey Harbeson, who has been selected for promotion to Rear Adm. (lower half), will be assigned as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo, Cuba. Harbeson is currently serving as deputy director, Surface Warfare for Combat Systems, N86F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Capt. Gretchen S. Herbert, who has been selected for promotion to Rear Adm. (lower half), will be assigned as assistant chief of naval operations for Next Generation Enterprise Network System Program, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Herbert is currently serving as director, network centric capabilities, N2/N6F1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey S. Jones will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven/commander, amphibious force, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Okinawa, Japan. Jones is currently serving as director, Iraq Training and Advisory Team Navy, U.S. Forces - Iraq.

Rear Adm. (lower half) William K. Lescher will be assigned as deputy director for resources and acquisition, J8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Lescher is currently serving as director, Operations Division, Office of Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller/director, Operations Division, Fiscal Management Division, N821, Office the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) David H. Lewis will be assigned as program executive officer for ships, Washington, D.C. Lewis is currently serving as vice commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Ron J. MacLaren will be assigned as military director, Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. MacLaren is currently serving as assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics, fleet supply and ordnance, N4, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. Thomas P. Meek will be assigned as commander, Navy Cyber Forces, Norfolk, Va. Meek is currently serving as director, National Maritime Intelligence Center, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) James A. Murdoch will be assigned as fleet maintenance officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. Murdoch is currently serving as major program manager for littoral combat ships, Program Executive Office for Ships, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) William A. Brown has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Brown is currently serving as director, logistics and security assistance, J4, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Elizabeth S. Niemyer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Niemyer is currently serving as director, Tricare Region, West, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Alton L. Stocks has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Stocks is currently serving as fleet surgeon, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Capt. David M. Boone has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Boone is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Capt. Colin G. Chinn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Chinn is currently serving as force surgeon, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, Camp H M Smith, Hawaii.

Navy Capt. Robert J. Gilbeau has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Gilbeau is deputy commander for aviation, Naval Inventory Control Point Philadelphia/Mechanicsburg, Philadelphia, Pa.

Navy Capt. Margaret G. Kibben has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Kibben is currently serving as executive assistant to the chief of chaplains/director of religious ministries, N097, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Glenn C. Robillard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Robillard is currently serving as commanding officer, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Capt. Elaine C. Wagner has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Wagner is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Health Clinic New England, Newport, R.I.

Navy Capt. John C. Aquilino has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Aquilino is currently serving as executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Capt. Thomas H. Bond Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Bond is currently serving as chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport, R.I.

Navy Capt. Sean S. Buck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Buck is currently serving as deputy director for operations, strategy and policy, J5, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Capt. David M. Duryea has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Duryea is currently serving as major program manager for SOF and Undersea Mobility, Program Executive Office for Submarines, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Peter J. Fanta has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Fanta is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy (financial management and comptroller), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. David J. Gale has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Gale is currently serving as executive director, sea warfare (SEA 21), Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Charles M. Gaouette has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Gaouette is currently serving as the executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Michael M. Gilday has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Gilday is currently serving as executive assistant to the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Patrick D. Hall has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Hall is currently serving as deputy director of operations, J3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Jeffrey A. Harley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Harley is currently serving as director, White House Situation Room, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Brett C. Heimbigner has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Heimbigner is currently serving as commander, Joint Intelligence Command, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Navy Capt. Ronald Horton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Horton is currently serving as the commanding officer, USS Enterprise, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Capt. Philip G. Howe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Howe is currently serving as chief, Global Force Management Division, U.S. Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Matthew J. Kohler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Kohler is currently serving as director for intelligence and security, Joint Interagency Task Force South, U.S. Southern Command, Key West, Fla.

Navy Capt. Kevin J. Kovacich has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Kovacich is currently serving as deputy director, Naval Warfare Integration Group, N00X, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Dietrich H. Kuhlmann III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Kuhlmann is currently serving as chief, Program and Budget Analysis Division, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Willie L. Metts has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Metts is currently serving as division director, information warfare senior detailer/placement officer, PERS 47, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

Navy Capt. Mark C. Montgomery has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Montgomery is currently serving as the branch head for strategic concepts, N513, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Scott P. Moore has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Moore is currently serving as the director, combating terrorism, National Security Council, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Kenneth J. Norton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Norton is currently serving as commanding officer, USS Ronald Reagan, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Capt. Tilghman D. Payne has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Payne is currently serving as executive assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy (installations and environment), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Jeffrey R. Penfield has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Penfield is currently serving as major program manager for Air to Air Missile Systems, Program Executive Office for Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation, Patuxent River, Md.

Navy Capt. Frederick J. Roegge has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Roegge is currently serving as assistant deputy director for regional operations, J3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Phillip G. Sawyer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Sawyer is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command Special Activities Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Capt. John W. Smith Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Smith is currently serving as chief of staff, Navy Cyber Forces, Virginia Beach, Va.

Navy Capt. David F. Steindl has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Steindl is currently serving as division director for the Surface Warfare Career Management Division, PERS 41, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

Navy Capt. Kevin M. Sweeney has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Sweeney is currently serving as executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Capt. James D. Syring has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Syring is currently serving as major program manager for DDG 1000 Destroyer Program, Program Executive Office for Ships, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Gregory R. Thomas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Thomas is currently serving as commanding officer, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Navy Capt. Jan E. Tighe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Tighe is currently serving as executive assistant to the commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Navy Capt. Joseph E. Tofalo has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Tofalo is currently serving as the executive assistant to the vice chief of naval operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Michael A. Walley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Walley is currently serving on the senior military assistant to the secretary of the Navy, Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

Navy Capt. Michael S. White has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). White is currently serving as division director for the Aviation Career Management Division, PERS 43, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

Navy Capt. Mathias W. Winter has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Winter is currently serving as deputy program executive officer for anti-submarine warfare, Program Executive Office for Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation, Patuxent River, Md.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Jerry K. Burroughs will be assigned as program executive officer for command, control, communications and intelligence, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif. Burroughs is currently serving as chief Engineer Directorate, Code 05, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Anatolio B. Cruz III will be assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/deputy commander, Fourth Fleet, Mayport, Fla. Cruz is currently serving as deputy commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego, Calif.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Dennis E. Fitzpatrick will be assigned as commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Fitzpatrick is currently serving as director, joint operations, N3, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina will be assigned as deputy and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Giardina is currently serving as director, readiness and training, N4/N7, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert J. Kamensky will be assigned as deputy/reserve deputy commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Kamensky is currently serving as chief of staff, Submarine Force Reserve Component, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Charles W. Martoglio will be assigned as chief of staff, U.S. European Command, Germany. Martoglio is currently serving as director of operations, J3, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Scott E. Sanders will be assigned as deputy commander, Second Fleet, Norfolk, Va. Sanders is currently serving as vice commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Bahrain.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nomination:

Navy Vice Adm. Paul S. Stanley has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as principal deputy director of cost assessment and program evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. Stanley is currently serving as director, force structure, resources and assessment, J-8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

James J Carey
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jim Carey


National Chairman
RADMCarey@aol.com

John A. Dubia
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
John A. Dubia


ARMY Board Member &
ARMY Vice Chairman

jdubia@verizon.net

Gordon Nash
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Jack W. Klimp


Board Member: USMC
klimpj@aol.com

Steve Kunkle
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
James B. Godwin III


Board Member: NAVY
gibgodwin@gmail.com

Robert Wray
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Robert Wray


VCHMN: NAVY
robert.wray@bluestarvets.us

Mark Beesley
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Mark Beesley


Board Member: USAF
magicm@verizon.net

Ted F. Bowlds
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Ted F. Bowlds


VCHMN: USAF
tbowlds@gmail.com

Norman Sauders
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Norm Saunders


Board Member: USCG
normsaunders@gmail.com

Jeff Hathaway
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jeff Hathaway


VCHMN: USCG
jhathaway@aol.com

Edward Rodriguez
Major General [Ret.]
Donna Barbisch, USA


Board Member At Large
db@donnabarbisch.com

Kirk Foster
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Kirk Foster, JAGC, US NAVY


Corporate Secretary
kafoster62@gmail.com

Greg Feest
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Donald P. Loren, USN


Treasurer & Board Member
MLoren4626@aol.com

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