Flag Officer Assignment Changes At PAXRVR


WASHINGTON (July 22, 2008)—Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following personnel assignments that affect the Patuxent River naval complex:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Steven R. Eastburg is being assigned as program executive officer, air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programs, Patuxent River, Md. Eastburg is currently serving as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division/assistant commander for research and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.

Capt. Donald E. Gaddis, who has been selected to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), is being assigned as commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division/assistant commander for research and engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Gaddis is currently serving as program manager for Presidential Helicopters, Program Executive Office for Aviation, Patuxent River, Md.

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