Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Jonathan A. Yuen


Rear Admiral Jonathan A. Yuen

Rear Adm. Jonathan A. 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. He holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.  He attended Executive Education Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.  He also attended the Navy Executive Business Course at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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, Naval Supply Systems Command (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.

Yuen became commander, NAVSUP and 47th Chief of Supply Corps Oct. 3, 2013. Previously, he served as commander, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, headquartered in San Diego, California.

Personal awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legions of Merit (four awards), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal(two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards),  Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and other unit and campaign awards. On Oct. 2, 2015, he was officially designated by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy as an honorary chief petty officer.

Updated: 18 December 2018