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European edition, Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr. has become the Navy’s new surgeon general, according to the Navy.

Robinson succeeded Vice Adm. Donald C. Arthur as the 36th surgeon general at a ceremony Monday in Washington, D.C., a Navy news release says.

Shortly before taking over his new position, Robinson was promoted from rear admiral to vice admiral, according to the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

His previous positions include commanding officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka in Japan from September 2001 to January 2004.

Robinson’s most recent assignment was commander of the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md.

Bushong promoted to Belgium postThe Department of Defense has announced the assignment of a flag officer in Belgium.

Capt. Paul J. Bushong, selected to promotion to rear admiral, is being assigned as executive officer to the commander, supreme allied commander, Europe, in Casteau, Belgium.

He currently is executive assistant to the commander, supreme allied commander, Europe, in the same location.

Bushong was commissioned as an ensign in 1981. He attended Navy Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Fla., later that year and followed on at Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit in Grotton, Conn.

Bushong was a staff officer at SHAPE in 1995.

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