Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced that the president has made the nomination for promotion of Capt. Kristin Acquavella to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half).
Capt. Acquavella is currently serving as chief of staff, Logistics Supply Chain Operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, N41.
Acquavella is a 1993 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her commission through the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and played on four National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Women’s Soccer teams. She holds a Master of Science in Management from Naval Postgraduate School, where she specialized in Acquisition and Contract Administration.
Her operational tours include supply officer, Precommissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78); supply officer, USS Vella Gulf (CG 72); material officer and aviation repairable officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); supply officer, USS Brunswick (ATS -3); and Multi-National Forces Iraq contracting officer, Baghdad, Iraq.
Previous shore assignments include commander, Defense Logistics Agency Indo-Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; division chief, Joint Staff J4, Washington, D.C.; director, Logistics Readiness Center/Current Readiness and Husbanding Services/Port Visit Management, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; deputy force supply officer and carrier strike group readiness officer, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia; director, F/A-18 Integrated Weapons Team and Common Systems Integrated Weapons Team, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; special assistant to the Director of Supply Corps Personnel and Career Counselor, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee; procurement contracting officer, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.; and aviation support division officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily.
Personal decorations include Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards. She is a qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, Naval Aviation Supply Officer and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps. She played on the All-Navy Women’s Triathlon Team, AllNavy Women’s Soccer Team and All-Armed Forces Soccer Team. She was the 1997 Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean Aviation Supply Officer of the Year, a 2002 Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award winner and the 2006 Elmer B. Staats Young Acquisition Professional Excellence Award winner.
Please join me in congratulating Capt. Acquavella on achieving this significant career milestone!
P.G. STAMATOPOULOS RADM, SC, USN