Flag Officer Assignment

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

Rear Adm. (lower half) Hugh D. Wetherald, selected for promotion to rear admiral, will be assigned as deputy director for resources and acquisition, J-8, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. Wetherald is currently serving as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven; and commander, Amphibious Force, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Okinawa, Japan.