Nomination for promotion of Capt. Patrick S. Hayden to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee of Armed Services.
Capt. Hayden is currently serving as Reserve deputy director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance (N4RB), Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Hayden is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science. He received his commission as an ensign from Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in August 1992. He attended the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) in Athens, Georgia. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University and a Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.
Active duty tours include supply officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); staff officer, N41, Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF); logistics officer, Naval Special Warfare Group 3; and action officer at the Pentagon.
His Reserve assignments include commanding officer, Navy Reserve (NR), Commander, Pacific Fleet, Logistics Readiness Center, San Diego, California; commanding officer, NR, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support; deputy chief, Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, U.S. Transportation Command; commanding officer, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 10; commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Logistics Assistance Team, Columbus, Ohio; commanding officer, NR Naval Special Warfare Group Logistic Support Unit 1; and logistics officer, Naval Special Warfare Det. Columbus, Ohio.
After his command tour with NCHB-10, he deployed with Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forward as the deputy commander of a task group of 560 Sailors at 23 detachments in seven Middle Eastern countries providing customs clearance, air cargo handling, logistics and expeditionary services for Joint Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). At the end of his DLA command tour, he forward deployed to the U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center in Kuwait as deputy director of current operations. His initial recall as a Reservist was with Commander, Naval Air Forces assessing the logistics pipeline for the Navy’s top weapon system platform, the F/A-18 Hornet to support OEF in Afghanistan.
He is designated a Naval Aviation Supply officer and Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps officer. He completed the Advanced Management Program at NSCS Athens and the Senior Navy Reserve Officer Course and Navy Reserve Advanced Management Seminar at Commander, Navy Reserve Force.
Hayden’s personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; and various unit and campaign awards.