Skubic named next commander of Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime

By Michael Molinaro DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

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The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced that Navy Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Michelle C. Skubic has been selected to serve as the next commander at DLA Land and Maritime.  

Skubic is currently serving as director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, N4, US Pacific Fleet.  Rear Adm. Skubic will replace Rear Adm. John King, who will be retiring later this year. 

Skubic is a 1988 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration-Finance. She earned her Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management from Naval Post Graduate School in 2001. She is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Executive Development Institute.

Skubic’s operational assignments include: division officer in readiness and services billets, USS Acadia (AD-42), which included deployment for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; supply officer for Precommissioning Unit McFaul (DDG-74), built in Pascagoula, Mississippi; and supply officer for Precommissioning Unit George H. W. Bush (CVN-77), built in Newport News, Virginia, which was commissioned to the fleet in January 2009. Additionally, she completed a tour forward-deployed as commander, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Support Team in Kuwait, where her team, in concert with other DLA activities, supported United States Central Command, United States Army Central and other Department of Defense (DOD) organizations in sustaining the warfighter’s requirements for Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.

Her shore assignments include: services officer and carrier readiness officer at Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego; combined bachelor quarters officer and Aviation Support Division officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily; deputy department head for program contracts, Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland; deputy force supply officer, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, San Diego; director of supplier operations, DLA Aviation, Richmond, Virginia; commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Virginia; and chief of staff, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Skubic reported in June 2014 as director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Skubic is designated as a Naval Aviation and Surface Warfare Supply Corps officer and is a member of the Acquisition Professional Corps.  Her personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two gold stars), Navy Commendation Medal (two gold stars) and the Navy Achievement Medal (two gold stars).