The next commander of the Defense Energy Support Center in Fort Belvoir, Va., will be Navy Rear Adm. Kurt Kunkel, a native of Warner Robins.
DESC, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, employs 25,000 civilian and military personnel.
Kunkel currently is the Defense Logistics Agency chief of staff and will assume his new position Jan. 27.
A 1978 graduate of Warner Robins High School, Kunkel earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S.
Naval Academy, a Master of Science at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College and the Joint Forces Staff College. He completed the Columbia University Graduate School of Business senior executive program.