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.
Kurt J. Wendelken currently serves as the vice commander and senior civilian of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP). As the number two official in the NAVSUP Enterprise, Wendelken leads a worldwide workforce of over 22,500 military and civilian personnel in supply chain and logistics 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.
Capt. George Bresnihan, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, received a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Clemson University in 1992 and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy through Officer Candidate School in September 1994. He earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University in 2006 and a master’s in Military Operational Arts and Sciences from Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base in 2007. He is also a 2016 graduate of The Executive Program: Strategic Leadership at the Top, Darden School of Business.
Bresnihan’s operational assignments include supply officer, Mine Countermeasures Rotational Crew Hotel, embarked on USS Chief (MCM 14), and USS Ardent (MCM 12); aviation supply officer and assistant supply officer, USS Essex (LHD 2); deputy, U.S. Army Contracting Command Southwest Asia principal assistant responsible for contracting, Coalition Forces Land Component Command Headquarters, Camp Arifjan Kuwait; logistics planner and chief, J4 logistics plans and operations division, Joint Special Operations Command; commanding officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit 1; and assistant chief of staff, logistics, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific/Task Force 73.
His shore assignments include Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer internship, Naval Sea Systems Command; career counselor, detailer and special assistant to the director, Supply Corps detailing division, Navy Personnel Command; executive officer, Navy Supply Corps School; deputy department head, major weapons systems aircraft support, contracts department, Naval Air Systems Command; and commander, Defense Contract Management Agency International, Fort Lee, Virginia.
Bresnihan is a qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, Naval Aviation Supply Corps Officer, Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer, and Naval Parachutist. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various service and unit awards. He is a 2002 recipient of the Vice Adm. Robert F. Batchelder Award. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is designated a Joint Qualified Officer.
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.