Rear Adms. Michael Manazir andÂ DeWolfe Miller will take up new roles within theÂ Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
Miller will serve asÂ director of the air warfare division andÂ succeed Manazir, whoÂ has been appointed as deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems at the office of the CNO, the Defense Department said Thursday.
Manazir, the current director of the air warfare division at the office of the CNO, handlesÂ the development, programming and budgeting of the warfighting requirements, resources and manpower of the U.S. naval aviation branch.
He has commanded a number of fighting squadrons including theÂ Tomcatters of Fighter Squadron 31, USSÂ Sacramento,Â USS Nimitz andÂ Carrier Strike Group 8.
The newly appointed deputy CNO for warfare systemsÂ has also received various personal and campaign awards such as the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Strike/Flight Air Medal.
Miller, who currently worksÂ as the deputy director at the office of the CNOÂ for warfare systems, has also served in several command and operational tours.