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Navy Supply Corps’ Rear Adm. Kevin Jones named next DLA Distribution commander

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Kevin Jones

Rear Adm. Kevin Jones, a member of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps and head of the Office of Special Projects in Washington, D.C., has been named the next commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution.

The Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations announced Jones’ new assignment that will be formalized at the DLA Distribution change of command slated on June 11, the agency said Tuesday.

Jones served as the commanding officer for the Naval Supply Systems Command at the Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella and for the Naval Special Warfare Group 1 of the Logistics Support Unit.

His naval deployment includes service on the USS Jarrett (FFG-33) as head of the Supply Officer Department and on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as an officer for the material and aviation support divisions.

His assignments at NAVSUP also included roles as assistant commander for the Supply Operations and Logistics Policy (N3/N4) and as chief of staff at the command’s headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

He served the head of the Naval Special Warfare Command as assistant chief of staff for logistics, engineering, maintenance and combat systems (N4) and supported the F/A-18 Super Hornet program as a contracting officer at the Naval Air Systems Command.

Jones’ on shore duty included assignments to the J4 Directorate as a joint logistics planner at the Headquarters U.S. Central Command and to the G4 Directorate as director of logistics on the staff of Commander Marine Corps Bases Western Area.

He was also stationed in Kuwait as an attachment to the U.S. Embassy and served as an adviser to the chief of logistics of the Kuwait Air Force.

Jones holds qualifications for aviation, surface and expeditionary supply warfare through his membership with the Acquisition Professional Community.

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