Flag Officer Assignments

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Mark E. Bipes will be assigned as deputy commander, Navy Medicine West, San Diego, California.  Bipes most recently served as assistant chief of staff, N9, Navy Reserve, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, San Diego, California.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Shawn E. Duane will be assigned as director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa; and vice commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, Naples, Italy.  Duane most recently served as deputy commander, Navy Region Southeast, Reserve Component Command, Jacksonville, Florida.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert T. Durand will be assigned as vice chief of information, Washington, District of Columbia.  Durand most recently served as special assistant for public affairs, U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha, Nebraska.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian R. Guldbek will be assigned as deputy medical officer of the Marine Corps (TMO), Washington, District of Columbia.  Guldbek most recently served as reserve fleet dental officer, Navy Reserve, Pacific Fleet Maritime Headquarters, Detachment 101, Sacramento, California.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Scott D. Jones will be assigned as deputy commander, Naval Air Force, Norfolk, Virginia.  Jones most recently served as deputy commander, Navy Region Southwest, Reserve Component Command, San Diego, California.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Phillip E. Lee Jr. will be assigned as deputy chief of chaplains for reserve matters, Washington, District of Columbia.  Lee most recently served as division chaplain, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Carol M. Lynch will be assigned as reserve deputy judge advocate general; and commander, Navy Legal Service Command, Washington, District of Columbia.  Lynch most recently served as deputy force judge advocate, Navy Reserve Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Troy M. McClelland will be assigned as deputy for naval construction force, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Washington, District of Columbia.  McClelland most recently served as deputy commander, Naval Construction Group One, Port Hueneme, California.

Rear Adm. (lower half) John B. Mustin will be assigned as deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific, San Diego, California.  Mustin most recently served as commanding officer, Navy Reserve, Joint Staff South, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Matthew P. O’Keefe will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, District of Columbia.  O’Keefe most recently served as Navy emergency preparedness liaison officer for South Florida, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Alan J. Reyes will be assigned as deputy, N4, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Reyes most recently served as deputy chief of staff for reserve operations, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Mary C. Riggs will be assigned as commander, Navy Reserve Expeditionary Medicine, Falls Church, Virginia.  Riggs most recently served as deputy chief of staff, Navy Reserve, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command, Jacksonville, Florida.

Rear Adm. (lower half) John A. Schommer will be assigned as deputy commander, Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia.  Schommer most recently served as deputy commander, Navy Region Northwest, Reserve Component Command, Everett, Washington.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Louis C. Tripoli will be assigned as deputy commander, Navy Medicine East, Portsmouth, Virginia.  Tripoli most recently served as deputy chief of staff, Navy Medicine West, San Diego, California.

Release No: NR-349-16
Oct. 5, 2016

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