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Two U.S. Navy rear admirals in the Western Pacific region were nominated for their second stars by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the Department of Defense announced.

Rear Adm. Michael J. Connor was nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral upper half. Connor is the commander of Submarine Group Seven at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

Rear Adm. William D. French also was nominated for promotion. French is commander of Navy Region Marianas and U.S. Naval Forces Marianas, and is the U.S. defense representative to Guam, according to his Navy biography.

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