Haven, Deborah P.

Rear Adm., U.S. Navy, Director, DLA Joint Reserve Force (J9)


Rear Adm. Haven is assigned as the director of the Joint Reserve Force (J9) for the Defense Logistics Agency. The Joint Reserve Force ensures DLA’s reserve component is trained and ready to fulfill global operational requirements.


Haven is a native of Philadelphia. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a Master of Business Administration in Management Science from La Salle University in Philadelphia.


Her previous assignments include: chief of staff, DCMA; commanding officer, DCMA International; commanding officer, United States Fleet Forces Logistics Support Unit; commodore, Third Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment; commander, Task Force 48; commander, Naval Forces Central Command Operational Logistics Detachment; commanding officer, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 9; and officer in charge, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 10 Norfolk Detachment.


In March 2012, Haven was mobilized as the chief of staff of Central Command Joint Theater Support Contracting Command in Qatar. Her previous mobilization assignments include: Operation Unified Response at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Operation Iraqi Freedom II, Kuwait. She was also called to active duty during Operation Desert Storm. She is a designated joint qualified officer.


Her civilian experience parallels her Navy career. As deputy director of Maritime Customer Operations, DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, she was responsible for supply chain support for military customers worldwide.


Her decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3) and various campaign, unit and service awards.