DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor commander earns meritorious award

DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor Public Affairs Liaison

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Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John T. Palmer was on hand Feb. 28 to recognize DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor Director Cdr. Bruce Reilly with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his exceptional service.

Reilly took command of the Hawaii-based detachment in September of 2017.

The medal is bestowed by the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by non-combat outstanding achievement or meritorious service while serving in a joint activity.

Reilly is a native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Juniata College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He enlisted in the Navy in 1997 as a Machinist’s Mate and served aboard the USS Boise (SSN 764) until his selection for Officer Candidate School where he received his commission as a Supply Corps Ensign in 2001. Reilly’s afloat assignments include the USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and the USS Frank Cable (AS40). His shore duties include assignments with Navy Information Operations Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Central Command and as an individual augmentee assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command in Kabul, Afghanistan.

In his next assignment, he will return to the USS Frank Cable homeported in Guam and serve as the Supply Officer. He is scheduled to depart the detachment in April 2020.