Rear Admiral David Baucom has served with the United States Navy for over 34 years. He has particular expertise in acquisition and contracting, supply chain development and management, strategic planning, and program and operation management. Over the course of his career, David Baucom served aboard the USS Edward McDonnell, the USS Ronald Reagan, and the USS Theodore Roosevelt. He held positions at NATO, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Transportation Command. He currently holds a position on the Chief of Naval Operations staff at the Pentagon.
David Baucom received his commission in 1981 through the Auburn University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. During his time at Auburn University, he completed a bachelors of science degree in industrial management and all the requisite courses for a second bachelors of science in personnel and industrial relations. In 1991, David F. Baucom earned a masters degree in acquisition and contract management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He earned a second masters in 1998, graduating from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University.
David F. Baucom has served in numerous positions both aboard ship and stateside. On the USS Edward McDonnell (FF 1043) he served as supply officer; on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) he served as stock control officer. He also served as pre-commissioning supply officer on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). David Baucom served in Kuwait during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in 2009.
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