Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos is a native of San Diego. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and received his commission in 1988 through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps. He holds a master's degree from the Naval Post Graduate School and is a graduate of the Columbia University Senior Executive Program.
As a Navy Supply Corps officer and Joint logistician, he has deployed across the globe in submarines, amphibious assault ships, aircraft carriers and operational staffs. In his most recent assignment, he served as director of logistics (J4), U.S. European Command.
His operational assignments include USS Chicago (SSN 721); USS Constellation (CV 64); Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CTF 53); Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG 3) embarked USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and Commander, Task Force 59, U.S. 5th Fleet. During those tours he participated in the Cold War, operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Determined Response, Enduring Freedom and the Non-Combatant Evacuation of American Citizens from Lebanon.
His staff assignments include assistant chief of staff, Logistics and Ordnance, Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific; commanding officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego; chief of staff, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support; Logistics Services Division chief, Joint Chiefs of Staff J4, Washington, D.C.; head Program Objective Memorandum Development Section, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations N80; executive assistant to the vice commander, NAVSUP; and supply officer, Fighter Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet and Fighter Squadron (VF) 124.
As a flag officer, he served as director, supply, ordnance and logistics operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations N41, Washington, D.C.; and as fleet supply officer on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
Stamatopoulos has served on teams that have been recognized with numerous awards and is the recipient of the Adm. Stan Arthur Logistician of the Year; Adm. Ben Moreell Award for Logistics Competence; Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association and the Naval Institute's Copernicus Award for C4I; and the 2006 Adm. Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year.
He is entitled to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal along with various other personal, unit and service awards. He is also a qualified Naval Aviation Supply officer, Submarine Warfare Supply Corps officer, Joint Duty qualified officer and member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.
Rear Adm. Alan J. Reyes is the son of a retired Navy chief warrant officer and earned a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1990 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia in 2000.
His previous flag assignments include Commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group and Reserve Director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
He has commanded 2nd Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment; Navy Reserve (NR) for Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Bahrain; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 8; and NR for Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Det. 206. He has mobilized as commanding officer, Navy Customs Battalion Papa, in Kuwait and Iraq; operations/plans officer, Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forward Headquarters; and logistics officer, Commander, Task Force 56.
He is qualified as a Submarine Supply Corps Warfare Officer and a Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).
In his civilian career, he is chief operating officer for the United Service Organizations (USO), leading all aspects of USO mission delivery at military installations, expeditionary environments, and airports around the world.
Mr. Kurt J. Wendelken serves as the vice commander and executive director of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP). He assumed these duties in January 2020. Mr. Wendelken leads NAVSUP’s worldwide workforce of over 22,500 military and civilian personnel in strategy, business transformation and execution for Navy end-to-end supply chain integration, acquisition, operational logistics and Sailor care services to sustain naval forces worldwide. He became a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2016.
Mr. Wendelken served 26 years on active duty in the United States Navy, as a member of the Supply Corps, retiring at the rank of captain. In his last active duty assignment, Mr. Wendelken was the commanding officer of NAVSUP Business Systems Center. Other assignments included senior-level positions on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Central Command and NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Mr. Wendelken also served on three ships during his naval career: the USS LaSalle (AGF 3), USS Underwood (FFG 36) and USS Bataan (LHD 5).
A native of Huntington, NY, he received a bachelor’s degree in international business from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in information technology management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Wendelken is a graduate of the Executive Program, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College and the U.S. Naval War College, College of Command and Staff. Mr. Wendelken is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.
In Mr. Wendelken’s previous position, he served as the NAVSUP assistant commander for supply chain technology/systems integration and chief information officer. In this position, he served as Navy’s lead for supply chain automation & technology exploitation, systems integration, data analytics and the U.S. Navy’s authoritative expert for supply chain cyber protection and supply chain surety.
Capt. Mark Rice is a native of Duncannon, Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dickinson College in 1992, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993, and received his commission via Officer Candidate School in 1995. He earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2006.
His afloat and operational assignments include tours as assistant supply officer, USS Cimarron (AO 177); supply officer, USS Preble (DDG 88); and supply officer, USS Bataan (LHD 5). He also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of the Coalition Naval Transition Team in Umm Qasr, Iraq.
His ashore assignments include integrated logistics support intern, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA); flag aide to the Commander, NAVSEA; assistant director of logistics, Afloat Training Group Pacific; weapon systems officer, Naval Inventory Control Point; distribution operations officer, Defense Logistics Agency; deputy for Spares Policy, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; deputy assistant commander for Corporate Operations, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP); chief of staff, NAVSUP; director, Submarine and Aircraft Carrier Operations, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support; and commanding officer, Naval Sea Logistics Center.
He is a qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and Naval Aviation Supply Officer, as well as a Joint Qualified Officer and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.
Personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, among unit and campaign commendations.
Command Master Chief Petty Officer Shannon T. Howe became Command Master Chief Petty Officer of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) in January 2020.
A native of Litchfield, Connecticut, Howe enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1988, attending Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida. She completed Cryptologic Technician Technical 'A' and 'C' Schools in Pensacola, Florida. Howe is also a graduate of the following developmental schools: Bullseye Outstation Operations 'C' School; Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School; Cryptologic Technician Collection Signals Analysis 'C' School; Aircrew School; CK-155 Cryptologic Operations and Cryptanalysis 'C' School; Recruit Division Commander School; Senior Enlisted Academy; and the Keystone Course. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.
Howe's overseas and deployable tours include command master chief, USS San Jacinto (CG 56); operations cryptological division leading chief petty officer, USS Port Royal (CG 73); signals analyst, where she flew more than 2,000 flight hours on the RC-135 platform, Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, Suffolk, England; and signals intelligence (SIGINT) analyst, Naval Communication Station Rota, Spain.
Her shore assignments include command master chief, Navy Exchange Service Command; command master chief, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island; command master chief, Royal Air Force Station, Menwith Hill, England; senior enlisted leader, 7th Company and Brigade, United States Naval Academy; cryptanalyst, National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Fort Meade, Maryland; and SIGINT analyst, Naval Security Group Activity Northwest, Chesapeake, Virginia.
Howe is Enlisted Surface Warfare and Naval Aircrew qualified. Her personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); Meritorious Service Medal (four awards); Air Medal; Aerial Achievement Medal (eight awards); Navy Commendation Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal (four awards); and various unit and campaign awards.
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