Rear Adm. Griffith currently serves as commander, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, responsible for providing an extensive array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy and Joint operational units across all warfare enterprises. Graduating with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Berry College in 1981, he was commissioned in 1982 through Officer Candidate School as an ensign in the Navy Supply Corps. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University, and completed Emory University's Goizueta Graduate School of Management's Advanced Executive Business Program and the Navy Corporate Business Course at University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
His sea duty assignments include the USS Saratoga (CV 60) as the stock control, financial/budget officer and automated data processing officer. He served as the supply officer aboard USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN 634) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
Ashore, his tours include: Naval Supply Center, Charleston, S.C.; Naval Supply Systems Command, Washington; Defense Logistics Agency, Alexandria, Va.; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia; OPNAV N81 Staff, Washington; Supply Officer, Naval Air Station Lemoore; Commander, Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego as Deputy Force Supply Officer; Commanding Officer, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville, Fla.; and Commander, Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego as Force Supply Officer; and Commander, Defense Logistics Agency, Aviation, Richmond, Va. His most recent assignment was director, Fleet Ordnance and Supply and the Fleet Supply Officer on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk.
His personal awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Expert Rifle and Pistol Medal. He has earned warfare qualifications as a Submarine Supply Corps Officer, Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and Aviation Supply Officer. He is also a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional community.