Retirements January/February 2017

RetirementsThe following retirements were published in the January/February 2017 edition of The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter.

CAPT. GEORGE DEVRIES

Capt. George Devries, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island with an additional master’s at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Navy Exchange Service Command, Virginia Beach, Virginia; 559th Transportation Group, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; USS Essex (LHD 2); Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia; USS Francis Hammond (FF 1067); Commander, Joint Task Force Middle East/Commander, Middle East Force; and
USS Lockwood (FF 1064).

CAPT. MARK R. GOODRICH

Capt. Mark R. Goodrich, SC, USN, completed 25 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and his master’s degree at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California with an additional master’s at Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, District of Columbia. His previous duty stations include USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3); Commander, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego, California; Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition, Washington, District of Columbia; USS Wasp (LHD 1); Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; USS Chandler (DDG 996); Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FIVE, San Diego, California; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Yokosuka Site Marianas; and USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20).

CAPT. JOHN GEORGE MEIER III

Capt. John George Meier III, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on December 1, 2015 after serving at National Defense University, Washington, District of Columbia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan and his master’s degree at National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia with an additional master’s degree at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, District of Columbia; Naval Operational Logistics Support Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia; Naval Support Activity, Bahrain; U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; USS Concord (T-AFS 5); Fleet Material Support Office, Washington, District of Columbia; USS James Madison (SSBN 627) GOLD; Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia; and Submarine Squadron SIXTEEN, Kings Bay, Georgia.

CAPT. ANDREW SCOTT MORGART

Capt. Andrew Scott Morgart, SC, USN, completed 29 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, San Diego, California. He received his bachelor’s degree at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania and his master’s degree at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California with an additional master’s degree at U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His previous duty stations include Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command, Norfolk, Virginia; NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California; NAVSUP Logistics Operations Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; USS Nassau (LHA 4); Navy Supply Information Systems Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; USS Boxer (LHD 4); U.S. Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego, California; and USS Merrill (DD 976).

CAPT. DONALD JOHN WILLIAMS

Capt. Donald John Williams, SC, USN, completed 28 years of active service and retired on January 1, 2016, after serving at Commander, U. S. Sixth Fleet, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, Naples, Italy. He received his bachelor’s degree at California State University, Chico, California and his master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire with an additional master’s degree at National Defense University, Washington, District of Columbia. His previous duty stations include Commander, Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia; Commander, Task Force SEVEN SIX/Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN, Okinawa, Japan; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Commander, Third Fleet, San Diego, California; USS Duluth (LPD 6); Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; and USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

CAPT. TIMOTHY SCOTT VARVEL

Capt. Timothy Scott Varvel, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on December 1, 2015 after serving at U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. He received his bachelor’s and two master’s degrees at Troy University, Troy, Alabama. His previous duty stations include Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; Commander, 2nd Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Defense Supply Center Columbus, Columbus, Ohio; Commander-in-Chief Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Puget Sound, Bremerton, Washington; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); Commander, Naval Information Systems Management Center, Washington, District of Columbia; Headquarters, Military Traffic Management Command, Falls Church, Virginia; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Guam; and Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia.

CMDR. TARSHA VANDETTE ADAMS

Cmdr. Tarsha Vandette Adams, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on January 1, 2016 after serving at Expeditionary Warfare Division Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her master’s degree at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. Her previous duty stations include Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Little Creek Virginia; Naval Air Facility, Misawa, Japan; 4th Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment, Jacksonville, Florida; Advanced Base Functional Component, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ELEVEN, Jacksonville, Florida; Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland; USS Barry (DDG 52); USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67); and Navy Petroleum Office, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

CMDR. JEFFREY C. BROWN

Cmdr. Jeffrey C. Brown, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Northern Command Joint Task Force, National Capital Region, Washington, District of Columbia. He received his bachelor’s degree at George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia and his master’s degree at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships Fleet Introduction and Sustainment, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia; Chief of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia; Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland; Program Executive Office, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation, Patuxent River, Maryland; USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); Commander, Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California; USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) BLUE; Navy Housing Office, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, District of Columbia; USS San Jancinto (CG 56); Navy Exchange, Navy Base Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia; and USS Tortuga (LSD 46).

CMDR. TYONIA SUE BURNS

Cmdr. Tyonia Sue Burns, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Commander, Logistics Forces Central Command and Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet, Bahrain, Manama. She received her bachelor’s degree at Webster University, Webster Groves, Missouri. Her previous duty stations include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Jacksonville, Florida; 25th Naval Construction Regiment, Gulfport, Mississippi; U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Navy Air Cargo Handling Battalion ONE, Williamsburg, Virginia; Naval Air Station Key West, Key West, Florida; U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN FOUR, Okinawa, Japan; Naval Air Station Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland; Defense Contract Management Command, Indianapolis, Indiana; Defense Contract Management Command, Cleveland, Ohio; Military Sealift Command, Detachment Orinda, Orinda, California; and USS Frank Cable (AS 40).

CMDR. JAMES CHEATHAM

Cmdr. James Cheatham, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Program Executive Office, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation, Patuxent River, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia. His previous duty stations include Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, Umm Qasr, Iraq; Office of Security Cooperation—Iraq, Umm Qasr, Iraq; Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland; U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia; Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California; USS Carr (FFG 52); Commander, Special Boat Squadron TWO, Norfolk, Virginia; and USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

CMDR. NORWIN ROLAND FISCHER

Cmdr. Norwin Roland Fischer, SC, USN, completed 25 years of active service and retired on December 1, 2015 after serving at Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, Illinois. He received his bachelor’s degree at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland and two master’s degrees at Troy University, Troy, Alabama. His previous duty stations include Commander, Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; USS Hampton (SSN 767); Naval Operations Logistics Support Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE, Port Hueneme, California; Command Operations Center, Military Traffic Management Command, Deployment Support Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia; and 2nd Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment, Williamsburg, Virginia.

CMDR. RONALDO D. GIVENS

Cmdr. Ronaldo D. Givens, SC, USN, completed 25 years of active service and retired on February 1, 2016, after serving at Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO, Little Creek, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi and his master’s degree at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Washington, District of Columbia; Office of Naval Intelligence, Suitland, Maryland; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Patuxent River, Maryland; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; USS Clark (FFG 11); USA Logistics Management College, Fort Lee, Virginia; and USS Seattle (AOE 3).

CMDR. JEFFERSON E. MCCOLLUM

Cmdr. Jefferson E. McCollum, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired on February 1, 2016 after serving at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas and his master’s degree at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group TWO, Little Creek, Virginia; USS Jarrett (FFG 33); Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain;  USS Chancellorsville (GC 62); and Naval Air Facility, Adak, Alaska.

CMDR. COLIN JUDE O’BRIEN

Cmdr. Colin Jude O’Brien, SC, USN, completed 21 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree at Mount Saint Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland and his master’s degree at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. His previous duty stations include NAVSUP Business Systems Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Defense Information Systems Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Allied Joint Forces Command Headquarters, Brunssum, The Netherlands; Defense Contract Management Agency, Springfield, New Jersey; USS Ashland (LSD 48); Harbor Defense Command, Unit TWO ZERO ONE, Egypt; USS Trippe (FF 1075); and Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay, Crete, Greece.

LT. CMDR. KEVIN ALAN CROSBY

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Alan Crosby, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on January 1, 2016 after serving at Commander, Logistics Naval Forces Central Command Detachment Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland and his master’s degree at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. His previous duty stations include Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; USS James E. Williams (DDG 95); Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit ONE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Naval Operational Medicine Institute Detachment, Camp Pendleton, California; and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

LT. CMDR. HUNG VAN DANG

Lt. Cmdr. Hung Van Dang, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on January 1, 2016 after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Manama, Bahrain. His previous duty stations include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Oceana, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, Singapore; and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

LT. CMDR. ANDY PEDRO DELEON

Lt. Cmdr. Andy Pedro Deleon, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on February 1, 2016 after serving at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron EIGHT FIVE, San Diego, California. He received his bachelor’s degree at Excelsior College, Albany, New York. His previous duty stations include USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74); Fleet Air Reconnaissance, Whidbey Island, California; USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6); Commander, Naval Air Force Pacific Fleet, North Island, California; and USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).

LT. CMDR. NATHAN T. FRANCIS

Lt. Cmdr. Nathan T. Francis, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Commander, Expeditionary Logistics Support Center, Williamsburg, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont and his master’s degree at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri with an additional master’s at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. His previous duty stations include Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, Arizona; USS Germantown (LSD 42); Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy; and USS Duluth (LPD 6).

LT. CMDR. FREDERICKDEVOLONE HIGGS

Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Devolone Higgs, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville Detachment Meridian, Mississippi. He received his bachelor’s degree at Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia. His previous duty stations include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Commander, 22nd Naval Construction Regiment,Gulfport, Mississippi; USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19); Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia; USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67); and USS Hawes (FFG 53).

LT. CMDR. JESSE HUBBART

Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Hubbart, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on February 1, 2016 after serving at Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay, Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Trident University International, Cypress, California. His previous duty stations include Commander, Submarine Group TEN, Kings Bay, Georgia; USS Florida (SSGN 728); USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74); and Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. LT. CMDR. ELIZABETH MARLENE WILLIAMS Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Marlene Williams, SC, USN, completed 21 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving at Naval Regional Contracting Center, Naples, Italy. She received her bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois and her master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire. Her previous duty stations include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Naples, Italy; Task Force SIX THREE, Pensacola, Florida; USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20); Directorate, Joint Interagency Task Force South, Key West, Florida; USS Lake Erie (CG 70); and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

LT. DANIEL EVAN CODY

Lt. Daniel Evan Cody, SC, USN, completed 24 years of active service and retired on January 1, 2016 after serving at Navy Supply Center Kings Bay, Kings Bay, Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Trident University International, Cypress, California. His previous duty stations include Navy Submarine Support Center New London, Groton, Connecticut and USS Florida (SSGN 728).

LT. JOHN E. EPSON

Lt. John E. Epson, SC, USN, completed20 years of active service and retired on February 1, 2016 after serving at Afloat Training Group Western Pacific, Yokosuka, Japan. His previous duty stations include USS Germantown (LSD 42); NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Yokosuka, Japan; USS Nimitz (CVN 68); and USS Dubuque (LPD 8). CWO4 ANDREW JOHNSON Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Johnson, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on November 1, 2015 after serving aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5). His previous duty stations include USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76); Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia; Navy Support Activity, Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Virginia; USS Bataan (LHD 5); and USS Essex (LHD 2).