Priority Material Office

Bremerton, WA
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CDR Josh Harding

Commander, Priority Material Officer

Commander Robert Salire assumed duties as Commanding Officer, Priority Material Office Bremerton, WA April 2022. A native of Newport News, Va., Salire is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering.

CDR Harding is a native of Altamonte Springs, Florida. Commander Harding graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management in 2017 and the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition. He received his commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer in 2004 and laterally transferred to Supply Corps, graduating from the Navy Supply Corps School Athens, GA in 2009.

CDR Harding’s operational assignments include the Principal Assistant for Logistics and Material Officer (S-8) aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). In addition, he served as the Supply Officer onboard the USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN740)(GOLD) and the USS ASHEVILLE (SSN 758).

Ashore, CDR Harding served as Director, Ashore Policy, Training, and Inspection at Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific. Director, FLCSD Site Coronado/HSMWINGPAC Suppo. Director, Integrated Logistics Support at NAVSUP WSS-P in Philadelphia, PA, where he was also assigned as an IA as Lead, Therapeutics Supply Chain in support of the Federal COVID-19 Pandemic Response. DLA Land and Maritime in Columbus, OH, serving as Executive Assistant to the Commander, Deputy Division Chief Maritime Supplier Operations, and Performance Based Logistics Program Manager. Supply Officer, Submarine Squadron ELEVEN in San Diego, California. He served as Division Officer and Department Head for the Nutrition Department at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, where he also completed an IA assignment.

CDR Harding assumed his current duties as the Commanding Officer, Priority Material Office in May 2024.

CDR Harding is authorized to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and other various unit and personal decorations. He is a qualified Naval Aviation Supply Officer, Submarine Supply Officer, Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer, and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.