ARLINGTON, Va. — Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper has announced that the president has made two flag officer nominations:
Navy Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral with assignment as director for strategy, plans, and policy, J-5, Joint Staff; and senior member, United States Delegation to the United Nations Military Staff Committee, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Franchetti is currently serving as deputy chief of naval operations for Warfighting Development, N-7, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.
Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Patrick M. Shanahan for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. Shanahan is currently serving as deputy chief of computer network operations, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.