Rear Adm. Michael Moran has been tapped for promotion to vice admiral and assigned to become the principal military deputy to the Navy acquisition executive.
Moran, who will replace Vice Adm. David Johnson, is the program executive officer for tactical aircraft programs.
Additionally, Vice Adm. Christopher Grady will be promoted to admiral and lead U.S. Fleet Forces Forces Command, replacing Adm. Philip Davidson. Grady is a commander in U.S. 6th Fleet.
Vice Adm. Charles Richard, deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, NE, will replace Vice Adm. Joseph Tofalo as commander of naval submarine forces.