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Oklahoman confirmed as an Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Retired Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic was confirmed by the U. S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Photo from the office of Senator James Lankford

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford announced Thursday the confirmation of Gregory Slavonic as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

Slavonic is a native Oklahoman and retired from the U. S. Navy as a Rear Admiral after 34 years of service.

"Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic is the model of public service and I am glad he will be our nation's next Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs," said Lankford. "He has dutifully served our nation in the Navy, and he has served the people of Oklahoma as my Chief of Staff. I am very proud of his long career and dedication to this nation."

Slavonic's Navy career began as a Seaman Recruit. During his career Slavonic was deployed to Vietnam as well as during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Slavonic has Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and a masters degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma.

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