News | July 11, 2016

Former Distribution mapping commander selected for promotion to rear admiral lower half

By Brianne M. Bender DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently announced that Navy Capt. John T. Palmer, former commander of DLA Distribution Mapping, has been nominated for promotion to the rank of Rear Adm. 

Palmer, a native of Lexington, Ky., earned a bachelor's degree from The Citadel and a master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is currently serving as commanding officer, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego, Calif.

His operational assignments include USS Harry S. Truman in support of Joint Task Force Katrina; USS George Washington during Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle; USS Boone during Operation Sharp Guard; and USS Guam during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Eastern Exit.

Additionally, Palmer’s previous duty stations include assistant commander, Supply Operations and Logistics Policy, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; director of Supply Corps Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.; deputy assistant commander for contracts at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.; executive assistant to the Commander, NAVSUP; and deputy department head for contracts in support of programs in Cruise Missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and AIR 1.0 Multi-Mission Aircraft and Multi-Mission Platform Equipment, Naval Air Systems Command.

Palmer was also stationed at DLA Aviation, formerly Defense Supply Center Richmond, VA, as a procurement branch chief, a deputy product center leader, team leader for Business Strategy, and instructor of Supply Management at Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga.