Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nominations:
Navy Adm. Philip S. Davidson for reappointment to the rank of admiral, and assignment as commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii. Davidson is currently serving as commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
Navy Rear Adm. David M. Kriete for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Kriete most recently served as director, Strategic Capabilities Policy, National Security Council, Washington, District of Columbia.
Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Brent W. Scott, Chaplain Corps, for appointment as chief of chaplains. Scott is currently serving as chaplain of the Marine Corps; deputy chief of chaplains and deputy director of Religious Ministries, N097B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.