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Navy Officer Nominations Dated April 2010

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

Navy Vice Adm. William E. Gortney for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as director, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Gortney is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command and Commander, 5th Fleet, Bahrain.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) James P. McManamon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. McManamon is currently serving as deputy commander for surface warfare, SEA-21, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

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

Navy Reserve Capt. Victor M. Beck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Beck is currently serving as public affairs action officer, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/director, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Washington, D.C.

Navy Reserve Capt. Gerald W. Clusen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Clusen is currently serving as deputy commander, Navy Net-Centric Warfare Group and special assistant for Reserve affairs, Navy Cyber Forces, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Reserve Capt. Bryan P. Cutchen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Cutchen is currently serving as chief of staff, deputy commander Naval Air Forces Reserve, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Reserve Capt. Kelvin N. Dixon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Dixon is currently serving as deputy reserve commander, Navy Region Northwest, Everett, Wash.

Navy Reserve Capt. Martha E. G. Herb has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Herb is currently serving as chief staff officer, Second Fleet Combined Joint Operations from the Sea, Center for Excellence, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Reserve Capt. Brian L. Laroche has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Laroche is currently serving as commanding officer, U.S. European Command Detachment 0193, Fort Dix, N.J.

Navy Reserve Capt. Luke M. McCollum has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). McCollum is currently serving as commanding officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Joint Task Force Unit 300, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Reserve Capt. James H. Rodman Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Rodman is currently serving as vice commander, Navy Net-Centric Warfare Group, Fort Meade, Md.

Navy Reserve Capt. John C. Sadler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Sadler is currently serving as deputy Reserve commander, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.

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

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Joseph P. Aucoin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Aucoin is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Terry J. Benedict has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Benedict is currently serving as program executive officer for integrated warfare systems, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Patrick H. Brady has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Brady is currently serving as deputy commander for undersea warfare, SEA-073, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Ted N. Branch has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Branch is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Paul J. Bushong has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Bushong is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Marianas/U.S. Pacific Command representative, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau/commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas, Guam.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) James F. Caldwell Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Caldwell is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Nine, Silverdale, Wash.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas H. Copeman III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Copeman is currently serving as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo, Cuba.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel J. Cox has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Cox previously served as director, plans, policy and intelligence integration, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Philip S. Davidson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Davidson is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin M. Donegan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Donegan is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Five, Yokosuka, Japan.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Patrick Driscoll has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Driscoll is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) David A. Dunaway has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Dunaway is currently serving as commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas J. Eccles has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Eccles is currently serving as deputy commander for ship design, integration and engineering, SEA-05, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark D. Guadagnini has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Guadagnini is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, Everett, Wash.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Joseph A. Horn Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Horn is currently serving as program director, Aegis ballistic missile defense, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Anthony M. Kurta has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Kurta previously served as commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Djibouti, Africa.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Joseph P. Mulloy has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Mulloy is currently serving as deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for budget/director, Fiscal Management Division, N82, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Sean A. Pybus has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Pybus is currently serving as commander, Special Operations, U.S. Pacific Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) John M. Richardson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Richardson is currently serving as director, plans and operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Sixth Fleet/deputy commander, Sixth Fleet/commander submarines, Allied Naval Forces South/commander, Submarine Group Eight, Naples, Italy.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael S. Rogers has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Rogers is currently serving as director for intelligence, J2, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas S. Rowden has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Rowden is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) David G. Simpson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Simpson is currently serving as director, CJ6, Multi-National Force - Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Nora W. Tyson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Tyson is currently serving as commander, logistics group, Western Pacific/commander, Task Force 73/commander, Navy Region Singapore.

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

Navy Rear Adm. Michael H. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Miller is currently serving as chief of legislative affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Allen G. Myers has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Naval Air Forces/commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif. Myers is currently serving as director, warfare integration/senior national representative, N8F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Garry J. Bonelli has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Bonelli is currently serving as deputy commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Donald R. Gintzig has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Gintzig is currently serving as deputy commander, Navy Medicine West/deputy commander, force integration, San Diego, Calif.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Lothrop S. Little has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Little is currently serving as commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Scott E. Sanders has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Sanders is currently serving as deputy commander, Second Fleet, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Steven M. Talson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Talson is currently serving as deputy judge advocate general for Reserve affairs and operations/deputy commander, Naval Legal Service Command, Washington, D.C.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Scott A. Weikert has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Weikert is currently serving as deputy commander, First Naval Construction Division, Norfolk, Va.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Patricia E. Wolfe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Wolfe is currently serving as commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, Va.

Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert O. Wray Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral. Wray is currently serving as deputy commander, Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark L. Tidd, Chaplain Corps, for appointment as chief of chaplains and appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Tidd is currently serving as chaplain of the Marine Corps/deputy chief of chaplains/deputy director of religious ministries, N097B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel J. Cox will be assigned as director, National Maritime Intelligence Center, Washington, D.C. Cox last served as director, plans, policy, and intelligence integration, Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel Perez Jr. will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Wash. Perez is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Interagency Task Force, U.S. Southern Command, Key West, Fla.

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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