Dirk J. Debbink

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Dirk J. Debbink is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy and former Chief of the Navy Reserve.


A native of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Debbink holds a bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.[1] He is also a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin.


Debbink graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1977 and was assigned to the USS Fanning (FF-1076). Later assignments include serving aboard the USS Dale (DLG-19) and as Reserve Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the United States Pacific Fleet. He was named Deputy Chief of the Navy Reserve in 2007 before being named Chief of Navy Reserve the next year.

Awards he has received include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with award star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with award star, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with award star, and the Navy Achievement Medal.


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Military offices
Preceded by
John G. Cotton
Chief of the United States Navy Reserve
Succeeded by
Robin Braun