Rear Adm. Kristin Acquavella is a 1993 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her commission through the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and played on four NCAA Championship Women’s Soccer teams. She holds a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Post Graduate School and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Executive Education Program.
Her operational tours include supply officer, PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78); supply officer, USS Vella Gulf (CG 72); material officer and aviation repairable officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); supply officer, USS Brunswick (ATS-3); and Multi-National Forces-Iraq contracting officer, Baghdad, Iraq.
Her shore duty assignments include chief of staff, Logistics Supply Chain Operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia (DC); commander, Defense Logistics Agency Indo-Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; division chief, Joint Staff J4, Washington, DC; director, Logistics Readiness Center/Current Readiness, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; deputy force supply officer and carrier strike group readiness officer, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia; director, F/A-18 Integrated Weapons Team and Common Systems Integrated Weapons Team, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; special assistant to the director of Supply Corps Personnel and Career Counselor at Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee; procurement contracting officer, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC; and aviation support division officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily.
Acquavella’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal. She is a qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and Naval Aviation Supply Officer and has earned Acquisition Professional Membership. She was a member on the All-Navy Women’s Triathlon Team, All-Navy Women’s Soccer Team and All-Armed Forces Soccer Team. She was the 1997 Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean Aviation Supply Officer of the Year, a 2002 Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award winner, and a 2006 Elmer B. Staats Young Acquisition Professional Excellence Award winner.
Last Updated: 7 September 2021