Rear Adm. David R. Pimpo assumed command of DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, July 2, 2012, after coming from Naval Supply Systems Command where he was Assistant Commander.
As Commander, he oversees the end-to-end integration of DLA’s Land and Maritime Supply Chains delivering repair parts to all Military Services. He directs the efforts of more than 3,400 associates at 37 locations worldwide, to include seven detached DLA Depot Level Reparable and Supply Storage and Distribution units; meeting the supply requirements at U.S. Navy Naval shipyards and deployed units. DLA Land and Maritime’s core functions include purchasing materiel, monitoring inventory levels, maintaining technical data, and assuring quality conformance of almost 2 million spare and repair parts. In 2013, DLA Land and Maritime’s sales exceeded $3.1 billion.
A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Pimpo was commissioned in the Supply Corps after attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, R. I., and the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia, and is a graduate of the Wharton Business School Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
His other shore assignments include Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego; Deputy Director, Standing Joint Force Headquarters, United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo; Assistant Force Supply Officer for Commander, Naval Air Forces; Military Deputy for Supply Systems and Policy, Commander, Naval Air Forces; Director of Aviation Support Systems and later Director of the Aircraft Engine Program, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia; Flag Aide to Director, Defense Logistics Agency; and Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer with the AH-1W Cobra team, Naval Air Systems Command.
Pimpo’s sea tours include Supply Officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during her maiden deployment; Assistant Supply Officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during her maiden deployment; Disbursing and Sales Officer, and later Supply Officer, USS Knox (FF 1052). While he was aboard Stennis, Rear Adm. Pimpo led her to an unprecedented Joint Type Command Blue "E", designating CVN-74 as having the best aircraft carrier Supply Department in the Navy. Rear Adm. Pimpo later led Reagan's Supply Department to two consecutive departmental Blue "E"s for excellence as well as earning the Edward F. Ney Award for Food Service excellence. In addition, Reagan's ship’s store operation was selected Best of Class for all aircraft carriers and earned two consecutive Ship’s Store Excellence Awards.
Pimpo is designated as both a Naval Aviation and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, and three Navy Achievement Medals.