Navy Capt. Kristin Acquavella is currently assigned as the Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Pacific. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a commission in December 1993. While at UNC she was also part of four NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships. She completed her graduate degree at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in 2000, earning a Master of Science in Management with an Acquisition and Contracting concentration. She is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Acquavella's shore duty assignments include: Division Chief, Maintenance, Materiel and Services, Joint Staff J4, Washington DC; Director, Logistics Readiness Center/Current Readiness and Husbanding Services/Port Visit Management, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor HI; Deputy Force Supply Officer and Carrier Strike Group Readiness Officer, Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic in Norfolk, Va; Director, F/A-18 Integrated Weapons Team and Common Systems Integrated Weapons Team, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, PA; Special Assistant to the Director of Supply Corps Personnel and Career Counselor Navy Personnel Command, Millington, TN; Procurement Contracting Officer for Submarine Overhaul and Joint Single Integrated Air Picture Contracting Officer at Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC; and Aviation Support Division Officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily.
Her operational tours include Supply Officer, PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78); Supply Officer, USS Vella Gulf (CG 72); Aviation Repairable Officer and Material Officer USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); Supply Officer, USS Brunswick (ATS-3); and Multi National Forces Iraq Contracting Officer, Baghdad, Iraq.
Her personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit, five Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards. She is a qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, Naval Aviation Supply Officer and a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional community. She has represented the Navy on the All-Navy Women’s Triathlon Team, All-Navy Women’s Soccer Team and All-Armed Forces Soccer Team. She was the 1997 Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean Aviation Supply Officer of the year, a 2002 Vice Admiral Bachelder Award Winner and DoD’s 2006 Elmer B. Staats Young Acquisition Professional Excellence Award winner.