U.S. Pacific Command

November 17, 2016

Rear Adm. Shoshana S. Chatfield, USN, will be assigned as U.S. Pacific Command representative, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau; commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas; and commander, Joint Region Marianas, Guam.

November 1, 2016
By Robert K. Ackerman
The HMAS Ballarat, USS Mobile Bay, CNS Cochrane, INS Satpura, HMCS Calgary and USS Shoup prepare for a live-fire exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. Interoperability in the Pacific theater is a constant challenge for U.S. forces that are relying more and more on new information technologies.

Military communications systems around the world are being asked to do more with less, but U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific region face an even more complex challenge. Lacking a regionwide multinational alliance such as NATO, the U.S. Pacific Command is working to improve interoperability in bilateral arrangements with allies and partner nations amid an increased threat to the very networks forces rely on during crises. 

May 26, 2016

Brig. Gen. Evan M. Miller, USAF, has been assigned as to director for logistics, engineering and security cooperation, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

May 27, 2015

Capt. Kathleen M. Creighton, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director for command, control, communications and cyber (C4), J-6, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. 

December 2, 2014

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., USN, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu.

October 2, 2014

Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Whitlock, USAR, has been assigned as strategic planning and policy mobilization assistant (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

September 9, 2014

Rear Adm. Mark C. Montgomery, USN, will be assigned as director of operations, J-3, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. Colin J. Kilrain, USN, will be assigned as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. 

Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Maj. Gen. Russell J. Handy, USAF, been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 

Capt. Nancy A. Norton, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director for command, control, communications and cyber (C4), J-6, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. 

Rear Adm. Willie L. Metts, USN, will be assigned as director for intelligence, J-2, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. Philip G. Howe, USN, will be assigned as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

March 2, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Conant, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command.