IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Assignments


The Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. Samuel Perez Jr, will be assigned as president, Board of Inspection and Survey, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Perez is currently serving as deputy assistant secretary, plans, programs and operations, Department of State, Washington, District of Columbia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Fernandez L. Ponds will be assigned as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Ponds is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group THREE, San Diego, California.