Captain Lowther joins NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk from NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., where he served as deputy commander, ships and submarines. Prior to this, he served as the force supply officer for Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
Captain Lowther earned his commission through Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. He graduated from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., with a Bachelor of Arts in economics/business administration and earned a Master of Science in management/acquisition from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
His sea assignments include duty as supply officer, USS Greenling (SSN 614) stationed in New London, Conn.; aviation support officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) stationed in Norfolk, Va.; supply officer, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) stationed in Norfolk, Va.; and supply officer, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) stationed in Norfolk, Va.
Shore assignments include Trident Refit Facility Detachment, New London, Conn.; Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va.; U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Fla.; and Strategic Systems Programs, Washington D.C.
Captain Lowther deployed as an individual augmentee to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In addition to various unit and service awards, Captain Lowther has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards). He is a qualified Submarine Supply Corps Officer, Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, Naval Aviation Supply Officer, Joint Specialty Officer (JSO) and a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community.
Capt. Abraham graduated with a bachelor's of science degree in Mathematics and received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in 1994. He received a master's degree in internet technology from the University of Georgia and a master of arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the College of Naval Warfare, U.S. Naval War College.
His sea duty assignments include USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), homeported in Norfolk, Va. as the disbursing, sales, materials, wardroom, postal, and hazardous materials officer; USS De Wert (FFG 45), homeported in Mayport, Fla. as the supply officer; and USS George Washington (CVN 73), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan as the assistant supply officer.
Ashore, his tours include: Naval Academy Preparatory School, Newport, R.I. and Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA as a mathematics and transportation logistics instructor respectively; Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va. as the services and budget officer; Defense Logistics Agency, Aviation, Richmond, Va. as the Navy Weapon Systems and Operations Sustainment Branch chief; Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa., as the director of Joint Engagement Department within the Supply Operations and Logistics Policy Directorate and the director of the Commander's Action Group; Defense Logistics Agency as the deputy Navy national account manager. He is currently the executive officer of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk.
His personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and unit awards. He has earned warfare qualifications as a Naval Aviation Supply Officer and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer.
Mr. Dale C. Rieck became NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk's fourth executive director in June 2014.
Mr. Rieck is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his commission in the United States Navy in August of 1976. He subsequently obtained a Master's degree in Management (Financial Management) from the Naval Postgraduate School in December of 1987.
His initial assignment after commissioning was as Oceanographic Watch Officer at COMOCEANSYSLANT, Norfolk, Va. This was followed by a tour as Communications Officer at Naval Facility, Antigua, West Indies. He transferred to the Supply Corps and graduated with distinction from the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga. His first tour of duty afloat was as Supply Officer of USS Patterson (FF 1061) in Mayport, Fla.
He was then assigned as Assistant to the Director of the Regional Contracting Department in the Navy Supply Center, Charleston, S.C. He next served as the Control Division Officer, at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He returned to serve as the Assistant Supply Officer, USS Niagara Falls (AFS 3) in Agana, Guam.
A tour in Washington, D.C., as Business Financial Manager of the AEGIS Shipbuilding Program followed. He then became the Planning Officer and Inventory Control Officer at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan and eventually moved on to the position as the Executive Officer from August 1992 to July 1995.
He assumed the position as the Officer in Charge, Navy Exchange, Japan Region Headquarters, Yokosuka, Japan from 1995-1997. In this capacity, he had overall responsibility for all Far-East operations for over 20 locations, including retail operations in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. While there, his organization was a two time recipient of the prestigious Bingham Award for the Navy's top large exchange for both 1996 and 1997.
From 1997 to 1998, he served as a Navy Budget and Programming Action Officer- OPNAV (N86) Chief of Naval Operations Staff, Washington D.C. He managed logistics resourcing of all surface ship operational budgets totaling $500 million per year. Mr. Rieck retired from the United States Navy in September 1998. He is both Surface Warfare Supply Officer qualified and Integrated Undersea Surveillance qualified. He is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.
He joined the staff of MARCORLOGCOM in July of 1999 as Director of the Plans Division. As the Deputy for Logistics Operations Center, Marine Corps Logistics Command, he was in charge of coordinating MARCORLOGCOM operational matters pertaining to strategic and contingency planning, Marine Expeditionary Forces support teams, war reserve materiel requirement, and logistics customer services. Additionally, he managed opportunities with potential alignment to existing/future command-managed programs. In 2002, he received the Navy Meritorious Civilian Medal. He was the first ever recipient of the Executive of the Year for MARCORLOGCOM in November, 2005. Additionally, he served as the Local Federal Coordinating Committee Chairperson for Southwest Georgia for all federal employees, whose region was recognized by OPM in July 2007 with the National CFC Innovator Award. In 2008, he received the SECNAV Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Superior Service.
From 2009 through June, 2014, he served as Executive Director of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Yokosuka, Japan. He was the senior civilian advisor to the Commanding Officer (CO), Executive Officer (XO), and Naval Supply Systems Command on all matters under the cognizance of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka and its more than 20 outlying sites and fuel terminals to include Atsugi, Yokota, Sasebo, Misawa, Okinawa, Singapore, Diego Garcia, Australia, Manila/Subic, Hong Kong and Marianas, Guam.
In June, 2014 he reported as Executive Director of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Virginia.
Command Master Chief Claude M. (Hendu) Henderson is a native of Harlem, New York; he joined the U.S. Navy in September 1990. Following completion of Recruit Training Command, he attended Fire Controlman "A" School and Close-In Weapons "C" School at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL .
Master Chief Henderson's first sea tour in 1992 was onboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) home ported in Norfolk, VA. He made numerous deployments during this tour and advanced to Second and First Class Petty Officer. Following sea duty, he returned to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes in 2001 as an Instructor at FC "A" School. During his tour, he was selected as Chief Petty Officer and earned his Master Training Specialist Qualification.
In August of 2004, he reported onboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) forward deployed in Sasebo, Japan where he was the CS-7 division Leading Chief Petty Officer. In 2006, he departed Japan and reported onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). During this tour, he was selected and sent on an Individual Augmentation to Iraq with the Sea Ram Battery Unit for one year. Upon his return to Vinson, he filled in as the CS7 Division Officer during the ship's Refueling Complex Overhaul at the Northrop Grumman Shipyard in Newport News, Va. In November 2009, he reported to the USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) as the Weapons Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and advanced to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer Following the successful completion of the Senior Enlisted Academy course in Newport, RI, he reported to Afloat Training Group Norfolk, where he served as the Carrier Team Leader and the command Safety Officer. He was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer and selected to Command Master Chief. In April 2015, he attended Command Leadership School back in Newport, RI, completing the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course. His first CMC tour was at Strike Fighter Squadron TWO FIVE in Lemoore, CA and he reported to NAVSUP FLC Norfolk in November 2017.