Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced that the president has made the nomination for promotion of Rear Adm. (lower half) Joseph D. “Doug” Noble, Jr. to the rank of Rear Admiral.
Rear Adm. Noble is currently serving as commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
His afloat assignments include supply officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71); supply officer, USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631 BLUE); supply officer, USS Charlotte (SSN 766); and stock control officer, USS Indepen - dence (CV 62).
Previous shore assignments include special assistant, audit readiness, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.; commanding officer, Navy Supply Corps School, Newport, Rhode Island; assistant commander, supply operations and logistics policy, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; executive officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Vir - ginia; chief of strategic programs (J351), DLA, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; com - mander, DLA support team, Afghanistan; branch head, supply programs and policy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (N412), Washington, D.C.; distribution division action officer, logistics directorate (J4), Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.; customer operations department head, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; career coun - selor and assistant officer community manager, Office of Supply Corps Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee; and assis - tant business officer, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Yokosuka, Japan.
Please join me in congratulating Rear Adm. Noble on his promotion!
P.G. STAMATOPOULOS RADM, SC, USN