Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Donegan for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command; and commander, Fifth Fleet, in Bahrain. Donegan is currently serving as acting deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.