Military Bios

Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Supply Corps Director, Material Readiness and Logistics (N4)
Vice Admiral Justin Daniel McCarthy became Director, Material Readiness and Logistics in August 2004. As such, he is responsible for the strategic planning for all Navy Fleet readiness and logistics programs.
A native of Auburn Hills, Mich., Vice Adm. McCarthy earned his commission through Officer Candidate School, Newport, R.I., in October 1969. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Oakland University and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, where he earned a Master’s of Science degree in Management with subspecialties in financial management, weapon system acquisition management and materiel management. He is also a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College and a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Education Program.
Vice Adm. McCarthy has served in a variety of sea and shore duty assignments providing him extensive logistics and financial management experience. At sea, his assignments have included Assistant Supply Officer, USS Holland (AS 32); Supply Officer, USS Newport (LST 1179); Supply Officer, USS New Orleans (LPH 11); and recommissioning Supply Officer, USS Missouri (BB 63). Ashore his assignments have included duty as Planning Officer, Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor; Special Assistant to the Stock Control Director, Navy Ships Parts Control Center; Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command; Comptroller, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Head, Spares Program and Policy Branch on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics; Commanding Officer, Navy Supply Corps School; and Comptroller, Defense Logistics Agency.
Since his promotion to flag rank in November 1996, Vice Adm. McCarthy has served as Deputy Director for Material Management, Defense Logistics Agency; Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U. S. Pacific Fleet; and as Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and 42nd Chief of Supply Corps.
Vice Adm. McCarthy’s personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four awards), and the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards). He is a qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community, and a Certified Government Financial Manager.
Updated: 2 September 2004


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