Flag Officer Announcement

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

Navy Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as director for operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Gilday is currently serving as commander, Fleet Cyber Command/commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland.     

Navy Captain William P. Pennington for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Pennington is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Air Force, United States Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia.