David R. Ruble [USN.Ret.]
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Director, Logistics and Fleet Supply Officer
U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Rear Admiral David R. Ruble is a native of Richlands, Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He was commissioned and Ensign, Supply Corps, United States Navy, in September 1965 and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration, with distinction, from Michigan State University.
His naval career began with service aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN65), serving with the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Later tours of sea duty included assignments as Supply Officer and Navigator of USS Reeves (CG24) and Supply Officer of USS San Diego (AFS6) during two Sixth Fleet deployments. He has been designated a qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer.
Shore Duty assignments include Personal Aide and Customer Services Division Director, Naval Supply Center, Charleston, SC; Supply Corps Personnel Branch Detailer, Naval Supply Systems Command, Washington, DC; Fuel Department Director, Naval Supply Center Puget Sound, Bremerton, WA; Joint Petroleum Officer on the staff of the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA; Commanding Officer, Navy Petroleum Office, Alexandria, VA; Head Logistics Analysis Section (OP801E) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC; Assistant Chief of Staff, Supply and Financial Management and ADP on the staff of the Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA; Commanding Officer, Navy Management Systems Support Office, Chesapeake, VA; Deputy Commander, Fleet Logistics Operations and Vice Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Washington, DC and Director, Logistics and Fleet Supply Officer on the staff of the United States Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA. Rear Admiral Ruble retired from active military service on 1 November 1998 after thirty three years of dedicated service.
His service awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and various unit and campaign ribbons and medals.
Since leaving active service, Rear Admiral Ruble has worked as a Regional Vice President and Vice President for Strategic Planning for two Defense Industry Companies working with the acquisition of the Navy's newest surface combatant (DDX) and with various maintenance, logistics and combat systems support programs.