SIGONELLA, Italy –
United States Navy Supply Corps officer Pamela C. Dozier was promoted to the rank of Captain on May 31.
The date holds significance for Dozier, commander of DLA Distribution’s Sigonella, Italy, distribution center, as it is the date she graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy 22 years ago.
During the ceremony, Capt. Christopher Parker, Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella commander, administered the oath of office and Dozier's family helped her don the new uniform and cover.
Dozier, a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1995. She received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University in 2003, and a master’s degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2006. She is also a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (now Eisenhower School).
Dozier most recently served as the deputy chief for Operations and then deputy chief for Joint Exercises at United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. At TRANSCOM, she coordinated rapid crisis action to provide joint enabling capabilities in support of Operation United Assistance, supporting the rapid deployment and employment of two Joint Task Force-Port Opening teams to Africa.
Dozier’s initial sea tour was aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as the customer service officer, quality assurance officer, and wardroom officer from 1996 to 1999. She then served as supply officer aboard USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) from 2003 to its decommissioning in 2004. Aboard Ticonderoga, she provided logistics support for a six-month counter-drug operation deployment to the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. She is authorized to wear the Coast Guard Special Operations ribbon.
Her shore duty assignments include legislative assistant at Naval Reactors (1999 to 2003), logistics planner at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (2006 to 2007) and operations analyst at Naval Supply Systems Command (2008 to 2011) where she was hand-selected by the chief of the Supply Corps to serve on the Supply Corps Strategic Vision Study team, charting the course for Supply Corps officer career development in the future.
Dozier’s awards include one Defense Meritorious Service Medal, one Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement Medals. She is also Joint Service Officer as well as Surface and Naval Aviation Supply Officer qualified.