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January Speaker: Rear Adm. Mark F. Heinrich, Supply Corps, USN, Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers

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Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich currently serves as commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (COMFISCS), San Diego. COMFISCS is comprised of more than 6,400 military and civilian logistics professionals operating form 200 locations worldwide providing an array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy and Joint operational units across all warfare enterprises, and base supply functions at 77 shore entities.

Heinrich was commissioned in the Navy Supply Corps following graduation from the USNA in 1979. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the USNA and master’s degrees in Business Administration and Petroleum Management from the University of Kansas. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Advanced Executive Program.

Heinrich’s previous position was as director, Logistics Operations and Readiness (J-3/4) for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), headquartered at Fort Belvoir, VA. From June to December 2008, he deployed to Kuwait as director US Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center at Camp Arifjan, where he applied deployment and distribution expertise to enable the planning and execution of joint and combined force military operations.

His other shore assignments included serving as deputy director of the fuel department at Naval Supply Depot Subic Bay, Philippines; fuels officer and air station services officer on the staff of commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; energy policy intern in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; H-60 and H-2 business manager for Naval Aviation Supply Office; special assistant for pollution prevention and compliance in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment); executive assistant to commander, Naval Information Systems Management Ctr., Naval Air Station Whidbey Island supply officer; Naval Petroleum Office commanding officer; force supply officer on the staff of commander, Naval Surface Forces; and as commander, Defense Supply Center Richmond, VA, the lead supply center for aviation within DLA.

Heinrich’s sea tours included duties as assistant supply officer of USS Kinkaid, and supply officer of USS Gidley and USS Constellation. He has been awarded numerous Service Medals and awards.

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