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Rear Admiral Keith Lippert Is Named Vice Commander

Rear Admiral Keith W. Lippert, Supply Corps, United States Navy, the son of Fred and Lucille Lippert of Fanwood and a 1965 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, has been named to succeed Rear Admiral E. R. Chamberlin, as Vice Commander of the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), effective Tuesday, September 9.

Rear Admiral Lippert comes to NAVSUP from his assignment as Commander of the Naval Inventory Control Point, NAVSUP’s largest field activity.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, he was commissioned in 1968 through the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps program, upon graduation from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics.

Rear Admiral Lippert’s afloat tours include duty as Supply Officer aboard the USS Queenfish, Assistant Supply Officer aboard the USS Simon Lake and Supply Officer aboard the USS Canopus.

His shore assignments have included Assistant Comptroller, Commander Submarine Force, United States Pacific Fleet; Operations Research Officer, Navy Ships Parts Control Center; Inventory Analysis Staff, NAVSUP; Executive Officer, Naval Supply Center, Jacksonville, Florida; and, Director, Spares Programs and Policy Branch, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics.

In 1990, Rear Admiral Lippert rejoined NAVSUP as the Deputy Commander for Financial Management/Comptroller, with budget responsibility for a worldwide, multi-billion dollar supply system. While serving as Comptroller, he also was responsible for the Navy’s successful inventory reduction program.

From 1993 to 1995, Rear Admiral Lippert commanded the Defense General Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia. On October 1, 1995, he became the first Commander of NAVICP when ASO and SPCC were combined into a single command with two sites.

Rear Admiral Lippert is married to the former Linda Scott of Augusta, Georgia. They have three children, Scott, Laura and Cathy.

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