IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Announcements


Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Navy Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady for appointment to the rank of admiral, and for assignment as commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.  Grady is currently serving 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 Force Maritime Component commander Europe, Naples Italy.

Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Submarine Forces; commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; and commander, Allied Submarine Command, Norfolk, Virginia.  Richard is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Navy Rear Adm. Michael T. Moran for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as principal military deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development, and acquisition), Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Moran is currently serving as program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs, Patuxent River, Maryland.   

Navy Rear Adm. Timothy J. White for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Fleet Cyber Command; and commander, U.S. Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland.  White is currently serving as commander, cyber, National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Navy Capt. David A. Welch has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Welch is currently serving as director for international engagement, N52, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.