RDML Kristen Fabry, USN
Commander, DLA Land and Maritime
2022 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference
Rear Adm. Kristen B. Fabry assumed command of DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, July 17, 2020. Her previous flag assignment was director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance (N4), U.S. Pacific Fleet.
As DLA Land & Maritime Commander, she oversees the end-to-end integration of the DLA Land and Maritime Supply Chains delivering repair parts to all Military Services. She directs the efforts of more than 2,500 associates at 37 locations worldwide, to include three DLA Depot Level Reparable detachments and four detachments supporting U.S. Naval Shipyards. DLA Land and Maritime’s core functions include purchasing materiel, monitoring inventory levels, maintaining technical data, and assuring quality conformance of approximately two million spare and repair parts utilized by more than 19,000 military units and federal and civilian agencies. In 2021, DLA Land and Maritime’s sales exceeded $3.9 billion.
Rear Adm. Fabry was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Silverdale, Washington, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Annapolis in 1991, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master of Arts in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College; and is a graduate of the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania Executive Education Programs. She also holds a certificate in Supply Chain Operations from Pennsylvania State University.
Afloat, she served as assistant stock control, automated data processing, sales, and underway replenishment officer, USS and USNS San Diego (AFS/T-AFS 6); pre-commissioning supply officer, USS Decatur (DDG 73); principal assistant for logistics, principal assistant for services, and assistant supply officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); and supply officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). She has made several extended deployments in support of Operation Uphold Democracy, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation New Dawn.
Ashore, she served as customer service director following a Navy Acquisition and Contracting Officer (NACO) internship at Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center, Puget Sound; plans, programs, and policies officer, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; officer-in-charge, Detachment Everett and director of Contracting, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Puget Sound; senior supply assessor, Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest; branch chief, Strategy, Policy, Programs, & Logistics Directorate (J5/4), U.S. Transportation Command where her Distribution Process Owner Strategic Opportunities Team was recognized by the Supply Chain Council and OSD with the Global Award for Supply Chain and the DoD Award for Supply Chain Operational Excellence; chief of staff, assistant commander, Personnel, and director of Supply Chain Management, NAVSUP; commanding officer, Navy Supply Corps School; and director, Fleet Resources Integration and director, Logistics Operations, Plans, and Policy, U. S. Fleet Forces Command.
She is a qualified surface warfare officer, surface warfare supply corps officer, naval aviation supply officer, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, and a joint qualified officer. She is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit (four awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medals (five awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal as well as various unit and campaign awards.