DLA Distribution welcomes three new reserve commanders

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

As part of its Reserve Commander’s Workshop November 3-5 at DLA Distribution headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, DLA Distribution’s Expeditionary Logistics Joint Reserve Team welcomed three new commanders to the helm of reserve teams located in San Joaquin, California, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Norfolk, Virginia.

The new commanders came aboard in ceremonies officiated by DLA Distribution Joint Team Lead United States Navy Supply Corps Capt. Pele Bagwell.

In a Nov. 3 ceremony, United States Navy Supply Corps Cmdr. Troy Pugh took over as DLA Distribution Norfolk Reserve Team lead.  Pugh’s most recent position was commanding officer of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion TEN.  He has mobilized in support of the Global War on Terrorism in February of 2003 as watch officer Sixth Fleet Forward Logistics Support Site Cyprus, and again from 2007 to 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Navy liaison officer to the U.S. Army and Material Liaison Officer for Navy Mobile Construction Battalion FORTY, Kuwait, and retrograde officer for 22nd Navy Construction Regiment Iraq.

In a joint Nov. 4 ceremony, United States Navy Supply Corps Cmdr. Sung Yi and United States Navy Supply Corps Cmdr. Brian Schultz assumed command of DLA Distribution San Joaquin’s and DLA Distribution Oklahoma City’s Reserve Teams, respectively.

Yi has served active duty assignments including: disbursing officer, materials officer, and aviation supply officer aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4). His active duty tours include an assignment as the Medical Logistics Support officer at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, while in parallel assigned to USNS Mercy as the stock control officer.  He has served in various positions as a reservist, and was recalled to active duty to support Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005 as the company commander for a Navy Customs Company in Balad, Iraq.  He was recalled for the second time in 2013 as the liaison officer, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group and as the Commander Task Group 56.3 in support of Commander Task Force 56 in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.  Upon return from mobilization, he served as the Future Plans officer for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Logistics Readiness Center, Navy Reserves Unit. His last position was commanding officer, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion Five, Tacoma, Washington.

Schultz, a native of Tampa, Florida, has served active duty tours including assignments onboard the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON CG-59, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego, California.  Schultz has been recalled to active duty twice since September 11th in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He completed a 13-month deployment to Bahrain providing logistics support to 5th Fleet and United States Naval Forces Central Command immediately following Sept. 11, and he was once again recalled to serve in Afghanistan as officer in charge of an 85-person logistics detachment supporting joint special warfare operations.  During these tours, he served as disbursing officer, food service officer, material procurement officer, assistant supply officer, and Logistics Task Force commander.