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Captain Cory D. Schemm

Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego

A native of Cheektowaga, New York, Capt. Cory D. Schemm graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics and was a member of the Economics Honor Society. He was commissioned in May 1997 and holds a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

His sea tours include USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for a record 159 consecutive days at sea following attacks on 9/11; USS Ramage (DDG 61) as supply officer, where he earned the Logistics Management and Retail Services Excellence Awards; and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), where he deployed to the South China Sea and Sea of Japan in support of deterrence operations and international presence in Asia-Pacific theater of operations.

His shore assignments include aviation support division officer, Naval Air Station Lemoore, California; Naval Forces Advisory Branch, Office of Military Cooperation, U.S. Embassy in Kuwait; F/A-18 Integrated Weapons Support Team, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Supply Chain Management Directorate, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; deputy force supply officer, Commander Naval Air Forces, San Diego, California; Office of the Chief of Naval Operations N41 Chief of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C; and Task Force 66.3, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was selected as Region Southwest Officer of the Year (1998) and is a recipient of the Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award (2001), two-time recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Association Leadership Award (2003 and 2016), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Program Manager’s Wingman Award (2010), and NAVAIR Program Manager’s Meritorious Achievement Award (2011). He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps (Life Cycle Logistics) and fully joint qualified.


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CDR Jason A. Pirrallo

Executive Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego

Commander Jason Pirrallo was born in Silver Spring, MD. He attended Ferris State University located in Big Rapids, MI. and earned his Associates Degree in Automotive Servicing. He then attended Southern Colorado University in Pueblo, CO. and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Upon completion of college, he attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI., where he was commissioned 17 July 2008 as a Navy Supply Corps Officer. Upon Commissioning, he attended Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, GA. He has attended the Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, KS., where he earned Joint Professional Military Education Phase I (JPME Phase I) as well as a Master’s of Arts degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Institute for Defense and Business LOGTECH Program.  

He has served in operational tours including USS Stout (DDG 55) where he was the Disbursing Officer  and Sales Officer. While aboard USS Stout, he deployed in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. His  Department Head tour was aboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47). While aboard USS Rushmore, he completed  a Western Pacific Deployment.  

His shore assignments include, Naval Special Warfare Group 4 where he was the Supply Officer and  deployed to Afghanistan in support of Combined Joint Special Operation Task Force Afghanistan; the  Afloat Training Director and Academic Director at the Navy Supply Corps School in Newport, RI; and Naval Supply Systems Command Head Quarters as the Deputy Executive Assistant to Commander,  NAVSUP & 49th Chief of Supply Corps in Mechanicsburg, PA.  

Pirrallo is designated as a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps  Officer and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. His awards include a Meritorious  Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps  Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Rifle and Expert Pistol qualification and various other  awards.


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Mr. Robert D. Heck

Executive Director, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego

Robert “Bert” Heck reported to NAVSUP FLC San Diego on February 11, 2024 where he serves as the senior civilian leader and business advisor to the command. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Heck was assigned to the Military Sealift Command in Norfolk Virginia as the Operations and Maintenance Contract Division Director where he led contracting support for a $1B+ portfolio for MSC’s Government Owned and Contractor Operated vessels. Prior to MSC, Mr. Heck worked at NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Japan where he served alternately as both the Deputy Department Head and Acting Department Head and Chief of the Contracting Office where his large contracting officer team, dispersed in various strategic locations throughout the Pacific Fleet area of operations, was responsible for field level contracting support to the fleet to include contracting for ship repair, aviation depot maintenance and port services.

Mr. Heck also previously served as the Acquisition Management Division Director, and the Regional Procurement Officer for the Northwest/Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration Public Building Service located in Auburn Washington. The Region develops and delivers PBS programs, projects and services to GSA customers located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Prior to his Civil Service career, Mr. Heck served a long career in the US Navy and retired as a Captain in March 2017. His 35-year Naval career featured many logistics, supply, and acquisition roles culminating in his final assignment as the Lead Contracting Executive for the NAVSUP Global Logistics Support where he had contracting oversight of the Navy’s 8 world-wide field contracting offices responsible for approximately 60,000 annual contracting actions valued at $3.5B. Mr. Heck’s various other assignments in the Navy over the years include operational assignments on the USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52), USS AMERICA (CV-66), USS FREDERICK (LST-1184), and Electronic Attack Squadron 209 (VAQ-209), as well as overseas assignments in Japan and in the Philippines.

Mr. Heck has DAWIA certifications in Contracting, Program Management and Life Cycle Logistics. He has a BS in Finance from Old Dominion University, an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and attended the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


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Command Master Chief Larry L. Gordon

Command Master Chief, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego

Command Master Chief Larry Gordon is a native of Tupelo, Mississippi. He attended Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1996 and later reported to Service School Command, Great Lakes, for Common Core and Electrician’s Mate “A” Schools.
 
He first served with USS Stout (DDG 55) in Portsmouth, Virginia. He immediately deployed to the Middle East for six months where he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification and advanced to electrician’s mate third class petty officer.
 
He reported to the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in 2000, earning his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualification and advanced to second class petty officer. Following his Nimitz tour, he reported to Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk, Virginia. He advanced to first class petty officer and was selected to serve at Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 4 (MSRON-4) in 2005. While attached to MSRON-4 as a plank owner, he deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F) area of responsibility (AOR) and quickly earned his Patrol Leader, Level II Coxswain, Small Craft Insignia, and Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist qualifications which led to his advancement to chief petty officer.
 
In 2009, Gordon served as the leading chief petty officer aboard Training Support Center Hampton Roads where he facilitated Naval Military Training for Intelligent Specialist new accession students, earning his Master Training Specialist qualification. Shortly afterwards, he was assigned to USS O’Kane (DDG 77) as electrical division leading chief petty officer where he completed two deployments to C5F and U.S. 7th Fleet AORs. During this tour he was advanced to senior chief petty officer.
 
Following his USS O’Kane tour, Gordon reported to U.S. Pacific Fleet Command as N004 senior enlisted leader. He was selected for the Command Senior Chief program and is a graduate of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 201. In 2018, he served as the 3MC aboard USS San Diego (LPD 22) and shortly afterwards was selected to command master chief (CMC). His first CMC tour was onboard USS Higgins (DDG 76) where he successfully completed a homeport shift from U.S. 3rd to U.S. 7th Fleet and numerous forward-deployed naval forces - Japan patrols. Following a successful tour, he transferred to Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego, where he is currently serving as command master chief.
 
He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Management from American Military University and Associate’s of Arts in Electrical/Mechanical Technology from Coastline Community College. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (six awards), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and various campaign, unit and service decorations.


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