Nomination for promotion of Capt. Dion D. English to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
Captain English is currently assigned to the Joint Staff as deputy director, Supply and Distribution (J44).
English entered the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training program. He received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and was commissioned through the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Southern University. He earned a master’s in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He attended the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Previous shore assignments include commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella; director, Supply Corps Detailing, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-4412); logistics readiness officer, Logistics Current Operations Division, N4 Directorate for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; deputy logistics operations officer, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), Fort Monroe, Virginia; executive assistant to the Commander, Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio; and ship force support officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia.
His afloat assignments include disbursing and sales officer, USS Scott (DDG 995); cargo and stock control officer, USNS San Diego (T AFS 6); supply officer, USS Barry (DDG 52); and commanding officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit One.
He is designated as a Surface Warfare Supply Corps officer and as a Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps officer. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is a Joint Qualified officer. While serving as NAVSUP FLC Sigonella commanding officer, his command earned recognition as member of the prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year.
English’s personal decorations include Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; and Navy Achievement Medal.