Military Bios

Rear Admiral (Select) John J. Prendergast III:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance U.S. Pacific Fleet
Rear Admiral (Sel) Prendergast grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and Palatine, Ill., and was a 1975 graduate of Palatine High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School; where he earned a Master of Science degree in Management with a subspecialty in contract and acquisition management. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) Executive Education Program. He earned his commission in 1979 through the regular Navy ROTC Program upon graduation from the University of Notre Dame.
His sea tours include duty as Supply Officer of USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-656); Supply Officer, Submarine Squadron 1; Assistant Supply Officer of USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and Supply Officer of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
His shore tours include assignments at the Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga,; the Naval Supply Center Pearl Harbor, Hi.; the Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia, Pa.; and at Supply Corps Officer Personnel, Washington, D.C. His past assignments also include duty as the Deputy Commander for Fleet Logistics Operations within NAVSUP Headquarters; Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps; Director of the Navy Working Capital Fund Division within NAVSUP Headquarters; and as Commanding Officer of the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center in Jacksonville.
Rear Adm. (Sel) Prendergast was selected to Flag rank in August 2004 while serving as the Chief of Staff, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and subsequently reported to his current assignment as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Rear Adm. (Sel) Prendergastís personal awards include the Legion of Merit, five Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and various campaign and unit awards. He was the recipient of the 1989 Navy League Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award for outstanding support of the operational forces of the United States Navy. He also was awarded the 1991 Naval Supply Systems Command Award for Academic Excellence.
Effective: 7 March 2005


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