CDR Joseph Pestar
Commander, Supply Corps, United States Navy
Commander Joseph Pestar, a native of Upstate N.Y., graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta N.Y. in 1997 with a BA in Management and a BS in accounting. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School, Pensacola FL in 2000. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School of Business, Cornell University.
His Supply Corps sea duty assignments include tours on USS TOLEDO (SSN 769) and USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75). While serving as Supply Officer on USS TOLEDO, he was part of the crew that launched the largest single salvo of Tomahawk missiles from a submarine in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His shore assignments include Billeting, Food Service and MWR Officer NSF Diego Garcia; NACO Intern at Naval Air Systems Command Patuxent River MD; Deputy Director Purchasing and Contracting NATO Allied Command Transformation Norfolk, VA. He most recently he completed a Training With Industry (TWI) Executive Fellowship at The Home Depot Atlanta, GA. He last served at Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound Whidbey Island Site Director, with additional duties as the Commander Electronic Attack Wing Pacific N41.
A member of the Acquisition Professional Community, Commander Pestar has earned supply warfare qualifications in submarine and aviation warfare.