Commander Jamal M Osman

Cmdr. Osman, a native of Pullman, Washington, graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. In October 2004, he earned his commission through the Navy Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, and then completed the Supply Corps Basic Qualification Course in Athens, Georgia. He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2016, completing the Acquisition and Contract Management MBA Program and Joint Professional Military Education Phase I certification. 

At sea, he served as disbursing and sales officer aboard USS Elrod (FFG 55), where he also served as acting supply officer for six months and completed a successful deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. As supply officer aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73), he deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and participated in the Flight Test Operational 01 (FTO-01) event led by the Missile Defense Agency/Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency. His department was awarded the Blue “E” for Logistics Excellence (two consecutive awards) and successfully completed a Board of Inspection and Survey material inspection. 

In 2008, Osman volunteered for a Global War on Terror Support Assignment as the material readiness officer for J-4, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonier in Djibouti City, Djibouti. His duties included maintaining a ready inventory of mission support equipment for forward operating locations in seven countries and facilitating the delivery of C-130 parts in a foreign military sales case with the government of Ethiopia. 

His shore tours include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego as the regional operations officer for the supply management department, providing direct support and guidance to nine operationally diverse supply programs across Navy Region Southwest and leading the regional Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC)-Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) aviation fuels transfer initiative. At NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella-Naples Code 200, he served as the deputy director of acquisition, managing eight teams across four countries providing fleet, shore, and expeditionary contract support. Most notably, he oversaw the award, execution, and implementation of the first ever Husbanding Service Provider Multiple Award Contracts for U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command, which set the standard for global implementation fleetwide. 

Osman reported to the Center for Service Support in Newport, Rhode Island as the chief staff officer in July 2019. 

His personal awards include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards. He is a qualified surface warfare supply corps officer, holds a Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in contracting, and is a recognized member of the Defense Acquisition Corps. 

Last Updated: 12 February 2021

 
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