MIAMI (NNS) -- The National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) Logistician Emeritus Award was presented to a retired Supply Corps flag officer at the 27th Annual Logistics Conference and Exhibition in Miami, Fla., March 31.
Vice Adm. Justin D. McCarthy, SC, USN (Ret), was awarded the Logistician Emeritus award as an individual who has demonstrated outstanding competence and has made a substantial contribution in the field of national security logistics while serving in a governmental position.
"Vice Adm. McCarthy represents the dedication and sacrifice that embodies leaders in the Navy," said Rear Adm. Mike Lyden, Chief of Supply Corps and Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command. "His vast logistics knowledge coupled with his forward thinking has made a significant impact on supporting the Navy and Joint warfighter."
The award was presented for Vice Adm. McCarthy's distinguished contributions to the readiness of America's warfighters throughout his 38-year Navy career.
His assignments include both ships and ashore in a myriad of positions that are highlighted by his selection as Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and 42nd Chief of Supply Corps as well as Director, Material Readiness and Logistics, Chief of Naval Operations.
McCarthy is widely recognized for having the vision to move the Navy and Supply Corps into the Joint Operational Logistics arena and spearheading a Naval Logistics initiative in concert with Marine Corps leadership to increase the integration of Navy and Marine Corps logistics systems.
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