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Rear Admiral Jacquelyn "Jackie" McClelland

Rear Adm. McClelland, a native of Ocean City, New Jersey, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Temple University in 1987 and was commissioned in 1990.  She earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University in 2006 and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College Command and Staff Program.  She completed executive development coursework at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

McClelland assumed duties as vice director, Navy Staff in March 2021.  She is dual hatted as deputy commander, Naval Supply Systems Command. Her previous flag assignments were commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group and reserve director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Her command tours include Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 12, NR Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, and DLA Distribution as the joint team lead. 

Her other previous Navy Reserve (NR) assignments include:  NR Naval Supply Center Norfolk HQ, NR Naval Region Contracting Center London Detachment, NR Cargo Handling Training Battalion, NR Navy Petroleum Office HQ, NR Naval Region Contracting Center Naples 106, NR Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Contingency Support Team HQ and as deputy chief of staff, Fleet Operations, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support.

McClelland mobilized in 2009 as commanding officer, DLA Support Team – Afghanistan where her team was embedded with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, Joint Logistics Command, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.  She deployed again in 2010 as the deputy group commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forward in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. 

She is a qualified Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps officer. 

Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards). 

Last Updated: 13 April 2023


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