Military Bios

Rear Admiral Alan S. Thompson:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Supply Corps Director, Supply, Ordnance and Logistics Operations Division (N41)
Rear Admiral Thompson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from UCLA where he received his commission through the Naval ROTC program in 1976. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Florida and completed the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Senior Executive Program.
Rear Adm. Thompson has served in a variety of key leadership positions afloat and ashore. At sea, he served as Assistant Supply Officer, USS David R. Ray (DD 971), from 1977 to 1979; Supply Officer, USS Chandler (DDG 996) from 1981 to 1983; and as Supply Officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) from 1993 to 1995.
His shore duty assignments include: Supply Corps Officer Procurement Officer at the Naval Supply Systems Command, Washington, D.C.; Systems Development Branch Head and S-3 Weapon System Branch Head at the Naval Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia; Supply Readiness and Weapons Systems Support Officer on the staff of the Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Supply Officer, Naval Air Station, Miramar; Executive Assistant to the Commander and Chief of Supply Corps at the Naval Supply Systems Command, Washington, D.C.; Head of the Spares Programs and Policy Branch on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; Commanding Officer, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk; CNO Fellow on the CNO Strategic Studies Group; and Commander, Defense Supply Center Columbus.
Rear Adm. Thompson's personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, and a number of unit and campaign awards. He is a qualified Naval Aviation Supply Officer and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. Rear Adm. Thompson is a member of the Department of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community.
Updated: 10 October 2003


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