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Rear Admiral Michael J. Lyden:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Supply Corps Commander, Defense Supply Center Richmond
Rear Admiral Michael J. Lyden commands the Defense Supply Center Richmond, Va., a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.
As the lead center for aviation within the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Supply Center Richmond serves within the DoD supply-chain as the primary source of supply for nearly 900,000 repair parts and operating supply items. While they have an extremely wide range of applications, our core mission is to supply products with a direct application to aviation.
These items include a mix of military-unique items supporting over 1,300 major weapons systems and other items readily available in the commercial market. They range from critical, safety-of-flight air frame structural components, bearings, and aircraft engine parts, to electric cable and electrical power products; lubricating oils; batteries; industrial gases; bearings; precision instruments; environmental products; metalworking machinery and consumable items. The center also operates an industrial plant equipment repair facility in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Rear Adm. Michael J. Lyden comes to Defense Supply Center Richmond from our parent organization, the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., where he served as the executive officer.
Rear Adm. Lyden earned a bachelor of science degree in management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was commissioned through the Navy ROTC program in 1978.
He also earned a master's in business administration degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
He served as supply officer aboard the frigate USS Valdez (FF-1096), and later as stock control officer in the initial crew of the combat stores ship USNS Sirius (T-AFS-8), the Navy's prototype T-AFS manned jointly by civilian mariner and Navy personnel. Rear Adm. Lyden completed his sea assignments as the supply officer of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).
His shore and staff assignments include duties as supply management instructor, Navy Supply Corps School; supply and integrated logistics support analyst, Program Appraisal Division, Office of Chief of Naval Operations (N81); executive assistant to the assistant commander for Inventory and Systems Integrity, Naval Supply Systems Command; director, Operations Policy and Integrated Logistics Support Divisions, Naval Aviation Supply Office; supply officer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington; Head, Spares Programs and Policy Branch, Office of Chief of Naval Operations (N41); and as deputy commander for Financial Management/Comptroller, Naval Supply Systems Command.
Rear Adm. Lyden's personal awards include two Legions of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, six Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, and a number of unit and campaign awards. He is qualified as a Naval Aviation Supply Officer and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, and is a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community.
Effective: 20 December 2004


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