Bridges received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, graduated with a Master of Science degree from Naval Postgraduate School’s Information Technology Management program, and completed executive education at University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
His career as a Navy Supply Corps officer includes extensive time at sea where he served as the sales and disbursing officer aboard USS England (CG 22), supply officer for USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709), and stock control and aviation support division officer aboard the forward-deployed USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), in Yokosuka, Japan.
In 2003, he served as the assistant material readiness officer for Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2006, he was selected for the Navy Legislative Fellowship program and served full-time as a staff member of Rep. Norm Dicks. In 2010, he deployed on short notice to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as the Navy liaison officer to the Joint Logistics Command in support of earthquake relief efforts for Operation Unified Response.
Most recently, Bridges served as NAVSUP's acting command information officer and chief enterprise logistics engineer, overseeing information technology (IT) support for Navy’s global supply chain. Additional shore assignments include: integrated logistics support intern, Naval Sea Systems Command; project officer, Navy Supply Information Systems Activity; action officer, Logistics Innovation and Planning division, Chief of Naval Operations staff; Logistics Systems team lead, NAVSUP; deputy director, future operations and joint logistics and contingency planner for Future Plans, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution; and deputy assistant commander for Enterprise Logistics Engineering, NAVSUP.
In 2011, Bridges was honored as a Black Engineer of the Year's Modern-Day Technology Leader. He is a Joint Qualified Officer, Submarine Warfare and Naval Aviation Supply Corps qualified, a member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce, and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in both Lifecycle Logistics and IT career fields.
He has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and unit awards.
Cmdr. Robert R. Winters assumed duties as the Executive Officer at Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center in Mechanicsburg, Pa., June 2017. He is a native of Bellevue, Neb., and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering prior to his commissioning as a Navy officer in 1993.
He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University and has completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I from Air Command and Staff College, Air University.
Winters served as supply officer for USS La Jolla (SSN 701) and the aviation supply officer aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
In 1997, he deployed to the Western Pacific aboard USS La Jolla. In 2002, he guided operational contracting activities across a multi-national coalition as lead contingency contracting officer for Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Most recently, Winters led numerous DoD-level business analysis and information technology (IT) portfolio governance efforts while assigned as an enterprise section chief in the Requirements and Analysis Office, Development and Business Center, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md.
Additional shore assignments include: assistant program manager, Naval Tactical Command Support System, PEO C4I (Program Manager, Warfare 150); joint logistics officer, United States Special Operations Command Logistics Directorate; expeditionary logistics plans and programs officer, Naval Special Warfare Command; and navy acquisition contracting officer, Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg.
Winters is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in Program Management, Life Cycle Logistics and IT career fields, and DAWIA Level II certified in Contracting. He has earned qualifications in both Submarine Warfare and Naval Aviation Supply Corps.
He has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign and unit awards.
Brian A. Zirbel assumed duties as the executive director of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., June 2017. He is a native of Green Bay, Wis. and graduated from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1983. In 1996, he completed Naval Postgraduate School's Information Technology Management program.
He served on active duty 1985-2000 as a Navy Supply Corps officer. His past sea-duty assignments include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 113), USS Constellation (CV 64), USS George Washington (CVN 73), USS Essex (LHD 2), and USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3).
Additionally, he served as the Information Systems project officer and Logistics Information Systems department director, at Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg.
From 2000-2004, Zirbel worked as director of Enterprise Architecture Practice for META Group and led numerous consulting engagements for public and private organizations to include U.S. Department of the Interior, the states of Calif. and Ohio, and several insurance companies.
In 2004, he served as NAVSUP chief engineer and shortly after, assumed an additional role as director, Technical Solutions department. In 2013, he was appointed as director, Data and Analytics department for NAVSUP BSC, and later as the director, Navy Enterprise Resource Planning Services department.
Zirbel is currently a member of the Penn State Harrisburg Information Technology Advisory Board and has previously served as a member of the Navy Integration and Operability Working Group, Navy's Business Intelligence Center of Excellence, Navy Internet Protocol Version 6 Steering Group, Navy Interoperability Solutions Executive Committee, Navy FORCEnet Coordination Council, and NAVSUP Inspector General Inspection Team.
Zirbel earned the Department of the Navy's Information Management/Information Technology Excellence Award for the consolidation of 30 networks and 716 servers into a single NAVSUP Enterprise Network. Additionally, he established the Navy Business Intelligence Service to transform multiple stove-pipe systems into a data-driven decision-making capability for Navy leaders.
Zirbel has been awarded various personal awards including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).