Rear Adm. Jonathan A. Yuen became Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and 47th Chief of Supply Corps on Oct. 3, 2013. Previously, he served as Commander, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, headquartered in San Diego.
Yuen, a San Francisco native, graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983. While a midshipman, he attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as an exchange student in the fall of 1981, and was selected as an Olmsted Scholar. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business Executive Education Programs. Additionally, he completed the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Navy Executive Business Course.
His Supply Corps sea duty assignments include tours on USS Narwhal (SSN 671) and USS Constellation (CV 64); and as Supply Officer on USS Nassau (LHA 4).
His shore assignments include Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer Intern; aide to the Director of the Supply, Programs and Policy Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; Career Counselor and Community Manager, Navy Supply Corps Personnel; executive assistant, Defense Logistics Support Center, Defense Logistics Agency; executive officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka; deputy commander of Corporate Operations, Naval Supply Systems Command; deputy commander for Ships and Submarines, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support; fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group; and deputy chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
His joint assignments include serving as deputy commander/chief of staff of the Joint Contracting Command – Iraq/Afghanistan, headquartered in the International Zone of Baghdad with 18 regional offices throughout both theaters. He also completed a Navy individual augmentee (IA) assignment as director, U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
A member of the Acquisition Professional Community, Yuen has earned supply warfare qualifications in submarine, aviation and surface warfare.
Personal awards include three Legions of Merit, a Bronze Star, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, among unit and campaign commendations.