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Navy Officer Nominations Dated June 2010

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

Rear Adm. (lower half) Douglas J. Asbjornsen, will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif. Asbjornsen is currently serving as deputy commander, Navy Region Northwest, Reserve Component Commander, Silverdale, Wash.

Capt. Thomas H. Bond Jr., who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, net-centric capabilities, N2/N6F1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Bond is currently serving on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport, R.I.

Rear Admiral (lower half) Ted N. Branch, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va. Branch is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, Calif.

Capt. Colin G. Chinn, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, TRICARE Region West, San Diego, Calif. Chinn is currently serving as force surgeon, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Camp H. Smith, Hawaii.

Capt. Brett C. Heimbigner, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Northern Command, Colorado Springs, Colo. Heimbigner is currently serving as the commander, Joint Intelligence Command, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Rear Adm. John R. Hines Jr. will be assigned as deputy commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, Calif. Hines is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for operations, Allied Air Component Command Headquarters, Izmir, Turkey.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Terry B. Kraft will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Va. Kraft is currently serving as director, ISR capabilities, N2/N6F2, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Capt. Willie L. Metts, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md. Metts is currently serving as the division director, information and intelligence operations, PERS 47, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Russell S. Penniman IV will be assigned as deputy/reserve deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Penniman is currently serving as deputy commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, Calif.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Samuel Perez Jr. will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group One, San Diego, Calif. Perez was previously announced 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.

Capt. Jan E. Tighe, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director of operations, J3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md. Tighe is currently serving as the executive assistant to the director, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Capt. Elaine C. Wagner, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director, medical resources, plans, and policy division, N931, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations/chief, Navy Dental Corps, Washington, D.C. Wagner is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Health Clinic New England, Newport, R.I.

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

Navy Rear Adm. Daniel P. Holloway for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Second Fleet, Norfolk, Va. Holloway is currently serving as director, military personnel plans and policy division, N13, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. Walter M. Skinner for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as principal military deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development, and acquisition), Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Skinner is currently serving asprogram executive officer for tactical aircraft programs, Patuxent River, Md.

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

Navy Rear Adm. William E. Landay III for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Arlington, Va. Landay is currently serving as program executive officer for ships, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Charles J. Leidig Jr. for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy for military operations, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. Leidig is currently serving as chief of staff, J5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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

Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael H. Anderson will be assigned as medical inspector general, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C. Anderson is currently serving as fleet surgeon, U.S. Pacific Fleet / command surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas L. Brown II will be assigned as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla. Brown is currently serving as deputy commander, Special Operations Command Europe, Stuttgart, Germany.

Rear Adm. (lower half) James F. Caldwell Jr., who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Caldwell is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Nine, Silverdale, Wash.

Rear Adm. (lower half) James G. Foggo III will be assigned 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. Foggo is currently serving as executive officer, Supreme Allied Command, Europe, Stuttgart, Germany.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Anthony E. Gaiani will be assigned as commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia / commander, Maritime Air Forces, Europe, Naples, Italy. Gaiani is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Midwest, Great Lakes, Ill.

Capt. Michael M. Gilday, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as director of operations, Joint Forces Command Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. Gilday is currently assigned as the executive assistant to the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert Hennegan will be assigned as commander, Submarine Group Nine, Silverdale, Wash. Hennegan is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Michelle J. Howard, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as chief of staff, J5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Howard is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Douglas J. McAneny will be assigned as commandant, National War College, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. McAneny is currently serving as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. John G. Messerschmidt, will be assigned as director of assessments and analysis, ECJ7 / EUCOM advisor on reserve component affairs, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Messerschmidt is currently serving as commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Capt. Frederick J. Roegge, who has been selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Roegge is currently serving as assistant deputy director for regional operations, J3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin D. Scott will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, Norfolk, Va. Scott is currently serving as deputy director, Expeditionary Warfare, N85B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Rear Admiral (lower half) Clifford S. Sharpe will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Va. Sharpe is currently serving as commander, Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Rear Adm. David J. Smith will be assigned as chief medical advisor, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan. Smith is currently serving as Joint Staff surgeon, 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

Edward Rodriguez
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Ed Rodriguez, USAF


Corporate Secretary
edrodriguezjr@cox.net

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


Treasurer & Board Member
MLoren4626@aol.com

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