IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flag Officer Assignments


The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. Victorino G. Mercado (upper half) will be assigned as director, Maritime Operations (DMOC/N04), U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Mercado is currently serving as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Rear Adm. (lower half) Jesse A. Wilson Jr., will be assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Wilson is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, Norfolk, Virginia.