Rear Adm. David R. Pimpo assumed command of NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 31, 2014 after serving as commander, DLA Land and Maritime. NAVSUP WSS, a single virtual organization with two primary sites in Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, provides program and supply support for naval aircraft, ships and submarines worldwide.
A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Rear Adm. Pimpo was commissioned in the Supply Corps after attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island, 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 assistant commander, Naval Supply Systems Command; 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.
Rear Adm. 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 aboard Stennis, Rear Adm. Pimpo was part of a Supply Department that earned a departmental Blue “E” for supply excellence. Rear Adm. Pimpo later led Reagan's Supply Department to two consecutive departmental Blue "E"s 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.
Rear Adm. Pimpo is designated as both a Naval Aviation and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. His personal awards include two Defense Superior Service Medals, two Legions of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals and three Navy Achievement Medals.