Flag Officer Assignments

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

Rear Adm. Sandy L. Daniels will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Daniels is currently serving as senior advisor for space to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Information Dominance, N2/N6, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Luke M. McCollum will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, Bahrain. McCollum is currently serving as reserve deputy commander for fleet management, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Capt. Matthew A. Zirkle, selected for the rank of rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy chief of staff, Submarines, NATO Maritime Command, Northwood, England. Zirkle is currently serving as commanding officer, Navy Reserve, Office of Naval Research/Naval Research Laboratory Science and Technology, Detachment 111, San Diego, California.