Priority Material Office

Bremerton, WA
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CDR Robert Salire

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.

He received his Master of Science degree in operations research from Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the Navy Business Resource Management Program from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Commander Salire’s sea-duty assignments include tours as the supply officer aboard USS Jacksonville (SSN 699); materiel officer, stock control officer, and principal assistant for services, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); and assistant supply officer and principal assistant for logistics, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Aboard Vinson, he completed two Western Pacific deployments supporting Fifth and Seventh Fleet operations, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn, which earned Vinson the Battle “E” and Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. Aboard Truman, he conducted missions supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and developed a theater logistics support strategy for the first CVN Dynamic Force Employment. This led to Truman earning the Battle “E” and Supply department’s Admiral Stan Arthur Award as the 2018 Logistics Team of the Year.

Commander Salire also deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism as a project manager and advisor to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, in Kabul, where he served as a logistics mentor for the Afghan National Army Ministry of Defense, trained Afghan National Army logisticians, and conducted over 200 convoys in the area of operations. Additionally, he served overseas as a joint strategic and operational logistics planner for U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command, in Seoul, South Korea.

His shore-duty assignments include director of logistics, Naval Special Warfare Command, in Coronado, Calif, and Business/Enterprise Supply Chain Management intern and project manager at NAVSUP BSC, and Executive Officer for Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Commander Salire is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II, certified in Information Technology and Program Management, and DAWIA Level I certified in Life Cycle Logistics.

He has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and various campaign and unit awards.