Nomination for promotion of Rear Adm. (lower half) Grafton D. “Chip” Chase Jr. to the rank of Rear Admiral was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
Rear Adm. Chase is currently serving as director, Joint Reserve Forces (J9), Defense Logistics Agency. Previous duty stations include Fleet Supply, Logistics and Ordnance (N4), U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica/U.S. 6th Fleet; commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California; Reserve director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations, N41, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia; deputy chief of staff for Reserve Operations, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California; Military Traffic Management Command Det. 202, Alexandria, Virginia; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 10, Yorktown, Virginia; Naval Reserve Readiness Command South, Fort Worth, Texas; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, Washington, District of Columbia; and Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, Virginia. His command tours include: Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Norfolk Det. 207, Richmond, Virginia; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 8, Lakehurst, New Jersey; Defense Finance and Accounting Service Cleveland 105, Cleveland, Ohio; and commodore, 4th Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment, Jacksonville, Florida. His afloat assignments include USS Clark (FFG 11) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). He has also served staff tours with the Naval Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a flag aide and the weapons systems manager for the EA-6B Prowler during Operation Desert Storm.