Navy Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently announced that President Barack Obama has made the following nomination:
Rear Adm. Paul Bushong, who has been nominated for promotion to vice admiral, will be U.S. security coordinator, Israel-Palestinian Authority. He is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Marianas/U.S. Pacific Command Representative, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau/commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas, Guam.
Rear Adm. Bushong is the son of former Syracuse residents Merton and the late Carolyn (Baugher) Bushong.