Department of Defense news release (May 26, 2006): flag officer assignments.
Chief of naval operations chief of naval operations
n. pl. chiefs of naval operations Abbr. CNO
The ranking officer of the U.S. Navy, responsible to the secretary of the Navy and to the President. Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:
Rear Admiral (selectee se·lect·ee
One who is selected, especially for military service. ) Mark D. Harnitchek is being assigned as director for strategy, plans, policy, and programs, J4/J5, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base Scott Air Force Base (IATA: BLV, ICAO: KBLV, FAA LID: BLV) is a base of the United States Air Force in St. Clair County, Illinois near Belleville which are in the St. Louis metropolitan area. , Ill. Harnitchek is currently serving as vice director for logistics, J4, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm. (lower half) Gerard M. Mauer is being assigned as commandant, Industrial College of the Armed Forces The Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) is a U.S. military educational institution tasked with preparing military officers and civilian government officials for leadership and executive positions in the field of national security. , National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Mauer is currently serving as deputy assistant chief of staff for joint experimentation, exercises, and assessment, Allied Command Transportation, Norfolk, Va.