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Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Navy Rear Adm. James G. Foggo III for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Sixth Fleet; commander, Task Force Six; commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and Joint…

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Senior Executive Service Announcements

Senior Executive Service Announcements

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments and assignments:

Dr. David C. Hassell has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as the deputy assistant secretary of defense (chemical and biological defense), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington,…

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General Officer Assignments

The chief of staff, Army announced the following assignments:

Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, commanding general, Southern Regional Medical Command; market manager, San Antonio Military Health System; chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to deputy commanding general (operations); chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army Medical Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Brig. Gen.…

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FALLEN HEROES - Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28

FALLEN HEROES – Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28, of Suffolk, Virginia, died Sept. 15, in Herat province, Afghanistan while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Release No:…

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Readout of Deputy Secretary Work’s Meeting with Norway’s State Secretary for Defense Oystein Bo

Readout of Deputy Secretary Work’s Meeting with Norway’s State Secretary for Defense Oystein Bo

Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with Norwegian State Secretary for Defense Oystein Bo at the Pentagon Sept. 12.

During their meeting, Work and Bo discussed wide-ranging areas of U.S.-Norwegian defense cooperation, to include Marine Corps Prepositioning equipment in Norway, F-35 procurement

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s phone call with Spanish Minister of Defense Pedro Morenes

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s phone call with Spanish Minister of Defense Pedro Morenes

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Minister of Defense Pedro Morenes spoke by phone yesterday, on the heels of the NATO Summit in Walesearlier this month. They discussed a range of defense issues, including the ongoing development of the counter-ISIL coalition. Secretary Hagel expressed his gratitude for our strong…

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Flag Officer Assignment

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignment:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert V. Hoppa will be assigned as director, J2, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Hoppa is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for intelligence, HQ ISAF JC, and deputy director for operations and support, J2, USFOR-A, Afghanis…

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General Officer Assignments
The chief of staff, Air Force announced today the following assignments: Brig. Gen. Stephen L. Davis, assistant deputy director, nuclear, homeland defense and current operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to principal assistant deputy administrator for military application, Office of Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of…

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