Rear Adm. Noble is a native of Crystal Lake, Illinois. He is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
His operational assignments include tours as supply officer for USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631 BLUE), USS Charlotte (SSN 766), and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). He has also served as stock control officer onboard USS Independence (CV 62). Additionally, he completed a tour forward-deployed to Afghanistan as commander of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Support Team-Afghanistan (DST-A), where he was responsible for all DLA personnel and operations across Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
His shore assignments include assistant business officer, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan; career counselor and assistant officer community manager, Office of Supply Corps Personnel; head of Customer Operations Department, Naval Inventory Control Point Philadelphia; Distribution Division action officer, Logistics Directorate, Joint Staff (J-4); head of Supply Programs and Policy Branch, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N412); chief of Strategic Programs Division (J351) and executive officer, Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters; assistant commander for Supply Operations and Logistics Policy (N3/4), Naval Supply Systems Command. Most recently, he was commanding officer of Navy Supply Corps School in Newport, Rhode Island.
He is a Level III Joint Qualified Officer and a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community.
He was selected as the Joint Staff (J-4) Action Officer of the Year for 2008 and was the Navy League’s Distinguished Graduate from Naval Postgraduate School in 2000.
Personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards). He is a qualified Submarine Supply Corps Officer and Naval Aviation Supply Officer.