Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gates to recommend Roughead for CNO post

From "Stars and Stripes" (h/t to Springbored's Springboard via an anonymous commenter in the post below).

Gates to recommend Roughead for CNO post
By Jeff Schogol, Stars and StripesStars and Stripes online edition,
Thursday, July 26, 2007
ARLINGTON, Va. — Defense Secretary Robert Gates has decided to recommend Adm. Gary Roughead, head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, as the next Chief of Naval Operations, Defense officials said Thursday.

Gates told senior combatant commanders about his decision Thursday during a conference at the Pentagon, officials said.

If nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Roughead would replace Adm. Michael Mullen.

Mullen has been nominated to become the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
A spokesman for Adm. Roughead declined to comment on Thursday evening because no formal announcement had been made.

Roughead has been head of Fleet Forces Command since May 17. His prior commands include commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy and executive assistant to the commander-in-chief of U.S. Pacific Command.

His awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Congratulations, baby! We're almost there!

More articles about this are found in The Virginia Pilot, DefenseNews, and The Honolulu Advertiser. As a matter of fact............do you want to guess where there isn't an article?

2 comments:

Steeljaw Scribe said...

Confirmed this AM by several of my flag contacts too...
-SJS

William A. Roughead said...

Thanks for the space, Maggie.

To "Anonymous" thanks for the defamation... but don't you think "anonymous" says it all? If you had any guts...or... other... post your name like I do. Just like the Admiral would, were he to enter the mosh pit... or better yet, stop the defamation, spaghetti spine!.