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Captain Johnetta C. Thomas is the commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex. Capt. Thomas is from Riviera Beach, Florida, and a graduate of the University of West Florida in Pensacola earning a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. She was commissioned November 1997 through the Officer Candidate School Program. She earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Troy University in 2008 and a Master of Art’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2013. Her most recent assignment was Chief of Staff, Office of Special Projects, Washington, D.C. Her other on shore assignments include: Executive Officer, Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Electrical Devices and Nuclear Reactor Programs Division Chief, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio; Deputy Chief of Logistics Support and Services, US Southern Command, Miami, Florida; Afloat Configuration and Force Stock Control Officer, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia; Support and Facilities Department Head, Naval Telecommunications Station, Puerto Rico; and Naval Acquisition and Contracting Officer Intern, Defense Contract Management Agency, Atlanta, Georgia.
Her operational tours include Supply Officer, USS BATAAN (LHD 5); Supply Officer, USS MITSCHER (DDG-57); and Disbursing Officer and Material Stores Officer, USS NASSAU (LHA-4). She also served as an individual augmentee with Multi National Forces Iraq Contracting Officer in Mosul and Tikrit, Iraq. Personal decorations include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one bronze oak leaf), Meritorious Service Medal (one gold star), Joint Service Commendation Medal (one gold star), Navy and Marine Commendation
Medal (one gold star), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medals (two gold stars), and various service awards. She is qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and Naval Aviation Supply Corps Officer; and a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional community and a Joint Qualified Officer.
Last Updated: 7 June 2022