US Navy Flag Officer Assignments

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced October 17th the following assignments:

  • Navy Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Grady is currently serving as commander, Sixth Fleet; commander, Task Force Six; commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and Joint Force Maritime Component commander Europe, Naples, Italy.
  • Navy Rear Adm. Bruce H. Lindsey for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. Lindsey is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Navy Capt. Michael E. Boyle has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Boyle is currently serving as director for international engagement, N52, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Navy Reserve Rear Adm. Russell E. Allen will be assigned as reserve deputy director, Warfare Systems Directorate, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, N9R, Washington, District of Columbia.  Allen is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Third Fleet, San Diego, California.
  • Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Darren J. Hanson will be assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Third Fleet, San Diego, California.  Hanson is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Little Creek, Virginia.