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Captain Shannon W. Walker

Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella

A native of Ames, Texas, Capt. Shannon W. Walker was commissioned in 1999 through the Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the College of William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.

Walker’s initial assignment was as the sales officer and stores officer onboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1) stationed in San Diego, CA from 1999 to 2001. He then served as the logistics support officer at the U.S. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC), Yokosuka Japan from 2001 to 2004. After a one-year tour on the N4 Staff of Commander, United States Pacific Fleet, he was selected to be the Aide to Naval Supply Systems Command in Mechanicsburg, PA from 2005 to 2006. Following his Aide tour, he was assigned to Logistics and Support Unit 2 in Norfolk, VA from 2006 to 2008 where he deployed as the SEAL Team TWO combined service task unit officer in charge. In 2010, he reported to the Defense Logistics Agency where he served as a shift leader in the Joint Logistics Operations Center (JLOC) and the Navy Deputy National Account Manager. In July 2013, he was selected for an Executive Fellowship under The Home Depot’s Training with Industry Program in Atlanta, GA.

From 2014 to 2017, he was director, Engines Integrated Weapons Support Team (IWST) at NAVSUP WSS Philadelphia before transitioning to the Director of Policy, Inspections & Training at Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific from 2017-2018. After performing duties & responsibilities as the 17th SUPPO aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) he reported back to WSS Philadelphia as the director of IWST from July 2020 until fleeting up to the deputy commander for Aviation in June 2021.

Walker deployed on one WESTPAC Cruise, one global deployment including a homeport shift from Norfolk to North Island, one special operations deployment to the Middle East, and as an Individual Augmentee where he deployed to the Middle East as the executive officer of DLA Distribution Kuwait SWA.

He is the 2007 winner of the prestigious Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award. Under his leadership as supply officer aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, his team won the NEY, Disbursing Excellence Awards, Best Ships Store Retail and Service Excellence Award, and the Supply Blue “E” culminating in the Battle “E” for USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). He was awarded 2018 & 2019 Navy & Marine Association Leadership Award as recognized by his peers. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3) and various other decorations.

A member of the Defense Acquisition Professional Community, Walker has earned supply warfare qualifications in aviation and surface warfare and is Level III certified in Life Cycle Logistics. A member of Joint Community, he has also attained his Joint Specialty Officer designation.

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Commander Ed “Anchor” Windas

Executive Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella

Commander Ed “Anchor” Windas is currently assigned as executive officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella. A native of Belmar, New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Providence College in Rhode Island, received his commission in 2006 through Officer Candidate School, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Naval Postgraduate School with a concentration in Financial Management.

His operational assignments include tours as assistant supply officer aboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) forward deployed to Yokosuka Japan, where he earned Commander, Naval Air Forces 2019 Navy and Marine Corps Association Peer Leadership Award; Supply Officer in USS OLYMPIA (SSN 717); and wardroom officer and hazardous materials officer aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6). All of his teams have deployed globally, earning multiple Supply Blue “E” awards for logistics excellence.

Ashore, he served as operations officer at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella during 2022, supporting U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Sixth Fleet efforts to deter Russian aggression through the first year of the Ukraine war. As contracting officer and future operations planner at DLA Troop Support in Philadelphia he earned DLA’s ‘Team of the Year” award and “Officer of the Quarter” for his work during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Assigned lead propulsion financial manager for the Joint Strike Fighter Program, he earned NAVAIR’s Top BFM Junior Officer of 2015 and as contracts administrator at Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield, NJ, he oversaw administration of the IDECM and JCREW program contracts. Windas is DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting, DAWIA Level I in Financial Management and Program Management, and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (four awards), and various unit and campaign awards. He is qualified Naval Aviation Supply Corps Officer, Submarine Supply Corps Officer, and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer.

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Mr. Andrew L. Benson

Executive Director, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella

Mr. Benson is a native of Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA), and Cambridge University, England (MA), he earned his U.S. Navy commission through the Officer Candidate School in 1981. Following completion of Naval Surface Warfare School, he served as Auxiliaries Officer and as Combat Information Officer aboard the amphibious ship USS EL PASO (LKA 117). From 1985-1987, he was assigned as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1987, he transferred to the Navy Supply Corps, subsequently serving on USS BRADLEY (FF-1041), in San Diego, and USS FIFE (DD 991), in Yokosuka, Japan. From 1994-1996, he served as Assistant Supply Officer aboard USS PELELIU (LHA-5), San Diego, and from 1998-2000, as Supply Officer of USS BRIDGE (AOE-10), based in Bremerton, Washington. Ashore, he held positions at Navy Supply Center, Jacksonville, Fla. from 1990-1991, following which, he served as Speechwriter to the Chief of Naval Operations from 1991-1994. From 1996-1998, he served as Director, Configuration, Allowance and Platform Management Division, Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa., followed by two years as branch chief in the Fleet Logistics Operations Directorate, Naval Supply Systems Command.

Following his selection to Captain in 2001, Mr. Benson was selected as Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, and in 2002, he was assigned to the Joint Staff, where he served as Chief, Sustainment and International Logistics Branch, and as Chief, Capabilities and Strategy Division. In June 2005, Capt. Benson took command of U. S. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan. Following three years in command, he was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics (Code N41/Force Supply Officer), Commander Naval Surface Forces, Coronado, CA. He retired from the Navy on 1 November 2011. Entering the private sector, he led and established in 2012, Supreme Global Services, Asia LLP - a branch office of the Supreme Group in Singapore, a total global logistics provider. In 2014, he was selected to serve as Executive Director for NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka, and remained in that role until 2019. Prior to assuming his current position at NAVSUP FLC Sigonella, he served as Executive Director of NAVSUP FLC San Diego from 2019-2023.

Mr. Benson’s military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards. He has also been presented with the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award. He is a qualified Surface Warfare Officer, Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, and Naval Aviation Supply Officer. He is a graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business's Executive Program in Strategy and Organization, and the Advanced Management Program at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill.

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CMDCM (SW/AW/IW) Donald R. Alvarado

Command Master Chief, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella

Command Master Chief Donald R. Alvarado is currently assigned as senior enlisted advisor to the Commanding Officer, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella (NAVSUP FLCSI), located at Naval Air Station, Italy.

Command Master Chief Alvarado is a native of Tucson, Arizona and graduated from Cholla Magnet School in May 1996. He enlisted in the Navy in June 1999, attending Basic Training at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. He attended Signalman “A” School, graduated with honors and later converted to QM. CMC Alvarado holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with the emphasis on Management Information Systems from Wayland Baptist University in 2007.

Command Master Chief Alvarado's sea duty assignments include USS Belleau-Wood (LHA 3), USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Freedom (LCS 1), USS Boxer (LHD 4), and USS Charleston (LCS 18). Deployments include service in the COMTHIRDFLT, COMFIFTHFLT and COMSEVENTHFLT area of responsibility.

Command Master Chief Alvarado’s shore tours include the Joint Base Pearl Harbor as Assistant Visiting ships/Foreign Liaison Officer, and Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific as Mobility DLCPO and Senior Enlisted Leader. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Red Group Leader, Class 205), and CMC/COB Course.

Command Master Chief Alvarado was selected for the CMC program in February 2018. In March 2020, he reported to PCU Mobile (LCS 26) Gold as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, then to his assignment aboard USS Charleston (LCS 18) Gold in October 2020. In September 2022, he reported to NAVSUP FLCSI to begin his assignment as command master chief.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (7 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, (5 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and the Good Conduct Award (7 awards), as well as various unit awards, campaign and service decorations. He is qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, Master Training Specialist, and Afloat Training Specialist.

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