We received a request to join in the retirement celebration of Capt. Joseph Vitelli, U.S. Navy, by our own Marge Comley. The Captain is a good friend of Marge and her son, John (US NAVY)
Plans are still in the works, please watch the site for updates!
Date: Thursday, July, 17, 2014
Co-workers of Capt. Vitelli are having a lunch for him on the occasion of his retirement from the US Navy after 25 years of service. The lunch will take place in Northeast Philadelphia where we will Mug n Hug the Captain and escort him back to Warrington, PA .
Rally Time: 1330 (1;30 PM)
Rally Place: Parking lot of Via Napoli, 2500 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19152
KSU: 1400 (2:00 PM) or close to.
We will be escorting our hero home to Warrington, PA.
We received this request from Madison Vitelli, asking if we could be a small part of her father’s retirement after 26 years of active duty service in the U.S. Navy. Well we know it’s short notice but let’s do what we do so well.
Here is a bio of our Hero Captain Joseph Vitelli, USN.
Captain Joseph Vitelli is retiring after a 26 year Naval service career.
Navy Captain Joe Vitelli became the director of DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain in September 2011. Construction and Equipment supplies a wide variety of items for America’s warfighter including force protection, and safety and rescue items, storage containers, heavy equipment such as bulldozers, metals and lumber, telecommunication devices, lighting, targets for weapons training and diving equipment. Annual sales in this supply chain exceed $2 billion.
Prior to his assignment as C&E director, Vitelli served as site director for the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Philadelphia Contracting Office. In June 2009, he deployed to Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. There, he worked on the staff of the Joint Contracting Command Iraq.
His first assignment was as disbursing and sales officer on as the USS RUSHMORE. While on board, he participated in OPERATION RESTORE HOPE in Somalia. Vitelli also served as supply officer on the USS MAINE (SSBN 741), a TRIDENT ballistic missile submarine; weapon system officer for submarine support at the Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and business financial manager at Naval Air Systems Command’s Joint Air to Air Missile Program Office in Patuxent River, Maryland, including one year as the lead BFM on the Program Executive Officer tactical staff.
In 2004, Vitelli took command of DLA’s Defense Distribution Depot Pearl Harbor, where he provided joint warehousing and distribution services to Hawaii-based customers.
A native of Roslyn, Pennsylvania, Vitelli graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Upon receiving his commission, he attended the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia. In 1993 he reported to the Naval Regional Contracting Center, Philadelphia where he completed the Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer Internship. In 1999 he attended the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey where he earned a Master of Science degree in Management with a specialty in Financial Management.
Medals: Defense Meritorious Service medal (gold star), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation medal (gold star), Navy Commendation medal (gold star), Navy Achievement (gold star).
Captain Vitelli is married to the former Diane Hall of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have four children, Tyler (22), Madison (19), Jordan (15) and Joseph (15).
RC: Navy Chief Marge from A Hero’s Welcome will be presenting our certificate of appreciation!