Captain Mark Rice is currently serving as Commanding Officer, Naval Sea Logistics Center, Mechanicsburg, PA. His previous assignment was Director, Submarine and Aircraft Carrier Operations, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Captain Rice, a Duncannon, Pennsylvania native, received his commission from Officer Candidate School in 1995. He is a 1992 graduate of Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
His sea duty assignments include tours in USS Cimarron (AO 177), USS Preble (DDG 88), and as Supply Officer in USS Bataan (LHD 5). He also deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as Naval Base Support Officer for the Coalition Naval Transition Team in Umm Qasr, Iraq.
His shore assignments include Integrated Logistics Support Intern, Naval Sea Systems Command; Flag Aide to the Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; Assistant Director of Logistics, Afloat Training Group Pacific; Weapon Systems Officer, Naval Inventory Control Point; Distribution Operations Action Officer, Logistics Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters; Deputy for Spares Policy in the Supply Operations / Fleet Services Division, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; Deputy Assistant Commander for Corporate Operations, Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters; and Chief of Staff, Naval Supply Systems Command..
A member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and a Joint Qualified Officer, Captain Rice has earned Supply Corps warfare qualifications in surface and aviation warfare.
Personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, among unit and campaign commendations.