Two appointments affecting Iraq operations were announced recently by Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations.

Rear Adm. David H. Buss is being assigned deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and assessment with Multi-National Force–Iraq, according to a news release issued by the Pentagon.

Buss has served as chief of staff for Navy Enterprise, N09X, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Rear Adm. Edward G. Winters III is being assigned commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command in San Diego, Calif.

Winters had served as commanding general of the Iraqi National Counterterrorism Force Transition Team with MNF-Iraq.

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