Retirements September/October 2017

The following retirements were published in the September/October 2017 edition of The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter.

CAPT. CHRISTOPHER BOWER

Capt. Christopher Bower, SC, USN, completed 29 years of active service and retired on Sept. 1, 2016 after serving at Defense Energy Region Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He received his bachelor’s degree at California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, California, and his master’s degree at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. His previous duty stations include Navy Exchange Service Command, Norfolk, Virginia; Naval Operational Logistics Support Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, Task Force 73, Singapore; Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Virginia; NAVSUP Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego, California; Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia; USS Constellation (CV 64); Naval Regional Contracting Center, San Diego, California; USS Racine (LST 1191); and USS Towers (DDG 9).

CAPT. ROBERT LOUIS BRUNSON, JR.

Capt. Robert Louis Brunson, Jr., SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Arlington, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at California State University East Bay, Hayward, California and his master’s degree at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. His previous duty stations include Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Virginia; Commander, Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain; Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; USS Wasp (LHD 1); Defense Distribution Depot, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Moosbrugger (DD 980); USS Kearsarge (LHD 3); Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula, Mississippi; Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida; and USS Sampson (DDG 10).

CAPT. JOHN FRANCIS COUTURE

Capt. John Francis Couture, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on Dec. 1, 2016 after serving at Office of Special Projects, Washington, District of Columbia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida and his master’s degree at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development and Acquisition, Washington, District of Columbia; Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Detachment Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain; U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Program Executive Officer, Air Assault and Special Mission Program, Patuxent River, Maryland; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Hayler (DD 997); Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 30, Norfolk, Virginia; and USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

CAPT. DAVID W. EGGE

Capt. David W. Egge, SC, USN, completed 34 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at Special Operations Command Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, and his master’s degree at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. His previous duty stations include Naval Special Warfare Group THREE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington; USS Constellation (CV 64); Seal Team THREE, Coronado, California; and USS Gurnard (SSN 662).

CAPT. ROBERT ADKERSON GANTT

Capt. Robert Adkerson Gantt, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016, after serving at Navy Exchange Service Command, Norfolk, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, and his master’s degree at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with an additional master’s degree at National University, La Jolla, California. His previous duty stations include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Naples, Italy; Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Naval Operational Logistics Support Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Naval Special Warfare Group TWO Logistics Support Unit, Little Creek, Virginia; Commander, Navy Supply Corps Personnel, Millington, Tennessee; USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67); Defense Supply Center Columbus, Columbus, Ohio; USS Cushing (DD 985); Seal Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Military Traffic Management Command, Bayonne, New Jersey; and USS Spiegel Grove (LSD 32).

CAPT. TIMOTHY RICHARD JETT

Capt. Timothy Richard Jett, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired on Dec. 1, 2016, after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound, Bremerton, Washington. He received his bachelor’s degree at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Commander, Fleet Readiness Center, Patuxent River, Maryland; USS George Washington (CVN 73); Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74); Naval Support Facility Thurmont, Thurmont, Maryland; USS Maine (SSBN 741) Gold; Naval Support Activity Headquarters, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy; and USS Fairfax County (LST 1193).

CAPT. JAMES MARK JOHNSON

Capt. James Mark Johnson, SC, USN, completed 28 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree at Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, with an additional master’s degree at Indiana Wesleyan University, Kokomo, Indiana. His previous duty stations include Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sigonella, Italy; USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Commander, Regional Support Group, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Austin (LPD 4); Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Indianapolis, Indiana; and USS Arkansas (CGN 41).

CAPT. MARK WILLIAM WERNER

Capt. Mark William Werner, SC, USN, completed 28 years of active service and retired on Nov. 1, 2016 after serving in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Allegheny College, Meadville,Pennsylvania and his master’s degree at National Defense University, Washington, District of Columbia, with an additional master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire. His previous duty stations include Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; USS Nassau (LHA 4); Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Naval Supply Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia; Commander, Naval Surface Fleet Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Gettysburg (CG 64); Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Virginia; USS George Washington (CVN 73); Naval Air Station Brunswick, Brunswick, Maine; and USS Suribachi (AE 21).

CMDR. STERLEN DWAYNE BARNES

Cmdr. Sterlen Dwayne Barnes, SC, USN, completed 34 years of active service and retired on Nov. 1, 2016, after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, San Diego, California. He received his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, and his master’s degree at University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona. His previous duty stations include USS Peleliu (LHA 5); Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Coronado, California; USS Boxer (LHD 4); Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and USS Los Angeles (SSN 688).

CMDR. KENNETH A. FAULKNER, SR.

Cmdr. Kenneth A. Faulkner, Sr., SC, USN, completed 34 years of active service and retired on Dec. 1, 2016 after serving at Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida, and his master’s degree at Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia, with an additional master’s degree at Troy University, Troy, Alabama. His previous duty stations include Commander, U.S. Naval Central Command, Manama, Bahrain; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); Naval Inventory Control Point Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; USS Deyo (DD 989); Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Chesapeake, Virginia; and USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3).

CMDR. MATTHEW J. JACOBS

Cmdr. Matthew J. Jacobs, SC, USN completed 22 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, and his master’s degree at the University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. His previous duty stations include Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Sigonella, Sigonella, Italy; Office of Special Projects, Washington, District of Columbia; USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62); Naval Inventory Control Point, Washington, District of Columbia; and USS Cole (DDG 67).

CMDR. GREGORY RICHARD MENARD

Cmdr. Gregory Richard Menard, SC, USN, completed 33 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida. His previous duty stations include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka Site Diego Garcia; President Board of Inspection and Survey, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Vella Gulf (CG 72); U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Virginia; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71); Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Virginia; Commander, Naval Beach Group TWO, Little Creek, Virginia; and USS Nassau (LHA 4).

CMDR. TERRENCE SIMMONS

Cmdr. Terrence Simmons, SC, USN, completed 29 years of active service and retired on Dec. 1, 2016 after serving at Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia. He received
his bachelor’s degree at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. His previous duty stations include Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Division, Washington, District of Columbia; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville Detachment Corpus Christi, Texas; Iraq Training and Advisory Mission, Umm Qsar, Iraq; USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7); Commander, 833rd Transportation Battalion, Seattle, Washington; USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60); USS Inchon (MCS 12); Defense Energy Support Center, Middle East, Juffair, Bahrain; USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964); Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Puget Sound, Bremerton, Washington.

CMDR. BRETT MATTHEW SULLIVAN

Cmdr. Brett Matthew Sullivan, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at NAVSUP Business Systems Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Commander, U.S. Southern Command, MacDill, Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida; U.S. Military Traffic Management Command, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; USS Oak Hill (LSD 51); Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Virginia; Naval Air Station Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland; and USS Chandler (DDG 996).

LT. CMDR. JOHN MILTON ARMSTRONG

Lt. Cmdr. John Milton Armstrong, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016. He received his bachelor’s degree at State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York and his master’s degree at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; USS Jarrett (FFG 33); Joint Interagency Task Force South, Key West, Florida; Naval Air Maintenance Training Group, Pensacola, Florida; and USS Port Royal (CG 73).

LT. CMDR. JEFFREY ADAM GREENFIELD

Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Adam Greenfield, SC, USN completed 20 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at NATO Communications and Information Systems Services Agency, Mons, Belgium. He received his bachelor’s degree at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. His previous duty stations include Office of Security Cooperation Rabat, Rabat, Morocco; USS Ingraham (FFG 61); Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Whidbey Island, Washington; Regional Supply Office Groton, Groton, Connecticut; and USS Wasp (LHD 1).

LT. CMDR. IVAN REGINALD GUMBS

Lt. Cmdr. Ivan Reginald Gumbs, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on Nov. 1, 2016 after serving at Commander, Naval Surface Squadron FOURTEEN, Mayport, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree at Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida. His previous duty stations include Navy Expeditionary Combat Forces, Manama, Bahrain; Naval Special Warfare Support Activity TWO, Little Creek, Virginia; USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77); Priority Material Office Detachment Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia; and USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

LT. CMDR. BRYAN CHARLES LUNDGREN

Lt. Cmdr. Bryan Charles Lundgren, SC, USN completed 20 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Bath, Maine. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia; USS Preble (DDG 88); USS Sacramento (AOE 1); Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas; and USS San Jacinto (CG 56).

LT. CMDR. MICHAEL JASON MACOMBER

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Jason Macomber, SC, USN completed 28 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree at Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey and his master’s degree at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. His previous duty stations include USS San Antonio (LPD 17); Naval Inventory Control Point, Washington, District of Columbia; and USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41).

LT. CMDR. LEON QUARLES

Lt. Cmdr. Leon Quarles, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on Nov. 1, 2016 after serving at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. He received his bachelor’s degree at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. His previous duty stations include USS Boxer (LHD 4); Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Miramar, California; USS Nimitz (CVN 68); Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, California; and USS Constellation (CV 64).

LT. CMDR. BRETT EVAN SANDMAN

Lt. Cmdr. Brett Evan Sandman, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on Dec. 1, 2016 after serving at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Depot Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island and his master’s degree at Touro College, New York, New York. His previous duty stations include USS Bon Homme Richard (LHD 6); USS Essex (LHD 2); Commander, Naval Forces Japan, Yokosuka, Japan; USS Farragut (DDG 99); Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan; and USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

LT. CMDR. COLE BURLINGAM SEIBEL

Lt. Cmdr. Cole Burlingam Seibel, SC, USN, completed 29 years of active service and retired on Dec. 1, 2016 after serving at Commander, Logistics Force, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Manama, Bahrain. He received his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees at the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona. His previous duty stations include Special Operations Command Central, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida; USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2); Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific, Misawa, Japan; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville, Mayport, Florida;
and USS Gettysburg (CG 64).

LT. JOHN PAUL HARROP

Lt. John Paul Harrop, SC, USN, completed 23 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving with USS Eisenhower (CVN 69). He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) and Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

LT. ROSS MITCHELL KEVLES

Lt. Ross Mitchell Kevles, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired on Oct. 1, 2016 after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois. His previous duty stations include Commander, Navy Special Warfare Group FOUR, Little Creek, Virginia; Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Virginia; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group TWO, Little Creek, Virginia; and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

LT. HELEN MARGARET TEAGUE

Lt. Helen Margaret Teague, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on December 1, 2016 after serving at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Patuxent River, Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. Her previous duty stations include USS Georgia (SSGN 729); U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; USS Normandy (CG 60); and Commander, Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron ONE, Norfolk, Virginia.

CW04 TITO BACSA QUIBAN

Chief Warrant Officer Tito Bacsa , SC, USN, completed 29 years of active service and retired on July 1, 2016 after serving with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). He received his bachelor’s degree at National University, La Jolla, California. His previous duty stations include USS George Washington (CVN 73); USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76); Joint Special Operations Task Force – Gulf Cooperation Council, Bahrain; Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California; USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6); USNS Artic (T-AOE 8); and USS Boxer (LHD 4).

CWO3 WILLIAM ROBERT BUNKER JR.

CWO3 William Robert Bunker, Jr.,SC, USN completed 29 years of active service and retired on Nov. 1, 2016 after serving with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). His previous duty stations include Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia; and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
*Corrected retirement from May/June 2017 publication

September/October 2017