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News | May 11, 2018

Palmer named next Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime commander

DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

Release No. 180511-01



Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Navy Rear. Adm. John T. Palmer has been selected to serve as the next commander of Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and the Defense Supply Center Columbus. A change of command ceremony is being coordinated for late June 2018.


Palmer is currently serving as director of logistics, fleet supply and ordnance, N4, for U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Palmer will succeed Navy Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic, who has been selected for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral (upper half) and will become commander for Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and Chief of Supply Corps at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.



For 100 years, the Defense Supply Center Columbus has been a vital logistics center, providing support to U.S. forces and other federal agencies across the globe. As DSCC’s largest tenant, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime maintains command oversight of the installation. DLA Land and Maritime manages more than 2 million unique inventory parts to support several thousand multiservice weapons systems and the Warfighters who rely on them. Find more news and information at