Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Navy Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr. for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as director, Navy staff, N09B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Thomas is currently serving as commander, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan.

Navy Rear Adm. John C. Aquilino for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Aquilino is currently serving as director, maritime operations, DMOC/N04, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Release No: NR-276-15
July 16, 2015

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