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Rear Admiral Michelle C. Skubic

Supply Corps, United States Navy
Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command
and Chief of Supply Corps

Rear Adm. Michelle C. Skubic is a 1988 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration-Finance. She earned her Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management from Naval Post Graduate School in 2001. She is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Executive Development Institute.

Skubic's operational assignments include: division officer in readiness and services billets, USS Acadia (AD 42), which included deployment for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; supply officer for Precommissioning Unit (PCU) McFaul (DDG 74), built in Pascagoula, Mississippi; and supply officer for PCU George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), built in Newport News, Virginia, which was commissioned to the fleet in January 2009. Additionally, she completed a tour forward-deployed as commander, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Support Team in Kuwait, where her team, in concert with other DLA activities, supported United States Central Command, United States Army Central and other Department of Defense organizations in sustaining the warfighter’s requirements for Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.

Her shore assignments include: services officer and carrier readiness officer at Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego; combined bachelor quarters officer and Aviation Support Division officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily; deputy department head for program contracts, Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland; deputy force supply officer, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, San Diego; director of supplier operations, DLA Aviation, Richmond, Virginia; commanding officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Virginia; chief of staff, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and commander, DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio.

Skubic became commander, NAVSUP and 48th Chief of Supply Corps July 13, 2018.

Skubic is designated as a Naval Aviation and Surface Warfare Supply Corps officer and is a member of the Acquisition Professional Corps. She is entitled to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.


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Rear Admiral Alan J. Reyes

Supply Corps, United States Navy
Deputy Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command

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.


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Kurt J. Wendelken

Vice Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command

Kurt J. Wendelken currently serves as the vice commander and senior civilian of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) in January 2020. As the number two official in the NAVSUP Enterprise, Wendelken leads a worldwide workforce of over 22,500 military and civilian personnel in day-to-day operations, strategic planning and business transformation.

Wendelken entered the Senior Executive Service (SES) in December 2016 as NAVSUP assistant commander for supply chain technology/systems integration and chief information officer. He served as the Department of the Navy’s lead for supply chain technology exploitation, systems integration, data analytics and the authoritative expert for supply chain surety and cyber protection.

He retired at the rank of captain after a 26-year career as a Supply Corps officer in the Navy. He began with his commissioning from Aviation Officer Candidate School and has served in a variety of supply, information technology (IT) and logistics positions, including sea tours aboard the command ship USS LaSalle (AGF 3); the guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36); and the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Shore assignments include commanding officer, NAVSUP Business Systems Center; chief, external IT services, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe; and enterprise business resource sponsor on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business/International Affairs from Hofstra University and a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Wendelken is also a graduate of the Executive Program, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College and the U.S. Naval War College, College of Command and Staff. He is Level III Life Cycle Logistics certified and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.


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CAPT Matthew (Matt) N. Ott III

Chief of Staff, Naval Supply Systems Command

Capt. Matt Ott is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP). His previous assignment was commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville.

In 1992, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business with a Psychology minor from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and commissioned via VMI's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. In 2004, he earned a Master of Business Administration in Global Supply Chain Management and E-Business and Digital Commerce from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a 2011 distinguished graduate of National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where he earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy. He is also a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Executive School of Government, Harvard University.

His afloat assignments include supply officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76); pre-commissioning and commissioning supply officer, USS Decatur (DDG 73); and aviation support division officer, USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Each of his teams earned multiple Supply Blue "E" Awards for Excellence.

His shore assignments include director of Aviation Operations, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Defense Supply Center Philadelphia Pacific Region; aircraft depot repair officer, the S-3 Viking lead logistician, the P-3 Orion lead logistician and director of Industrial Support Programs, Naval Inventory Control Point Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; aide to the 14th Director, DLA; flag aide to the Commander, NAVSUP and 41st Chief of Supply Corps; and logistics outfitting and grooming officer, Commander, Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Ott was one of the first officers on ground in Haiti following January 2010's 7.0 earthquake, serving as one of the five members of U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM's) Logistics Assessment Team. He remained until March 2010 as DLA Support Team's Operations officer supporting SOUTHCOM, Joint Task Force-Haiti, and the Joint Logistics Command-Haiti in Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE.

Ott is designated as a Naval Aviation Supply Officer and a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and attained Joint Specialty Officer designation. He is Level III Life Cycle Logistics certified and is the Supply Corps’ first Life Cycle Logistics Key Leadership Position designee. His teams earned the prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year award for innovation and excellence for 2016 (NAVSUP Logistics Cell Team out of Philadelphia) and 2017 (NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Enterprise Logistics Response Team). Both teams were also NAVSUP’s Logistics Team of the Year.

His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.


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Command Master Chief Petty Officer (SW/NAC) Shannon T. Howe

Command Master Chief, Naval Supply Systems Command

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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