Today, I have the privilege of announcing the selection of Mr. Kurt J. Wendelken to replace Mr. Michael T. Madden as NAVSUP Vice Commander.
Mr. Madden will retire later this month. Mr. Wendelken currently serves as the NAVSUP Assistant Commander for Supply Chain Technology/Systems Integration and Chief Information Officer. In this position, he serves as Navy’s lead for supply chain technology exploitation, systems integration, data analytics and the authoritative expert for supply chain surety and cyber protection.
Mr. Wendelken entered the Senior Executive Service (SES) in December 2016 after a 26-year career as a Navy Supply Corps officer, beginning with his 1991 commissioning from Aviation Officer Candidate School. He has served in a variety of supply, information technology (IT) and logistics positions, including sea tours onboard the command ship USS LaSalle (AGF 3), the guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) and the amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5). Shore assignments included Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Business Systems Center; Chief, External IT Services at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE); and the Enterprise Business System Resource Sponsor on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in international business/international affairs from Hofstra University and a Master of Science in information technology management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Wendelken is also a graduate of the Executive Program, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College and the U.S. Naval War College, College of Command and Staff. He is certified level III in lifecycle logistics and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.
He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit and several other personal and unit awards from his uniformed service.
Please join me in congratulating Mr. Wendelken.
RADM, SC, USN