Military Bios

Rear Admiral Henry B. Tomlin, III:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Supply Corps Commander, Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force
Rear Admiral Hank Tomlin graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University and was commissioned through the NROTC program. After completion of the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga., he was assigned as Assistant Supply, Disbursing, and Ship's Services Officer in USS Downes (FF-1070) at San Diego and Long Beach, Calif.
In 1978, he joined the staff of the Navy Submarine School in New London, Conn., and served as supply officer. Leaving active duty in 1980, Rear Adm. Tomlin attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Rear Adm. Tomlin most recently served as Assistant Director, Supply, Ordnance and Logistics Operations Division (N41R), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Policy at the Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force; and command of FISC Jacksonville 108, DFAS Columbus 209, Naval Air Terminal Norfolk 207, NSC Charleston 607, and NSC Charleston 307.
He served as the senior U.S. participant in COSUP, a NATO maritime logistics exercise held in Constanta, Romania, and was a Team Chief of the Theater Logistics Control Center (TLCC) at USEUCOM during Operation Provide Comfort, the Kurdish Relief Effort. He served in the Multinational Joint Logistics Cell (MJLC) at Madrid, Spain, during Dynamic Mix, and stood up the Logistics Operations Center (LOC) at Atsugi, Japan, for PACEX.
Rear Adm. Tomlin has completed the Reserve Officer Strategy and Policy, Joint Military Operations, and National Security Decision Making Courses at the Naval War College. He has also attended the Reserve Components National Security Course of the National Defense University, the Joint Planning Orientation Course of the Armed Forces Staff College and the LOGTECH Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology at the University of North Carolina.
Personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards) and various unit and service awards.
He is an active leader with the Boy Scouts of America and serves on a variety of city and community boards. He is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Greenville Class XVIII. Rear Adm. Tomlin is a small business consultant.
Updated: 23 November 2004


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