//Mike Roesner, Rear Admiral, USN & Industry Executive (Ret)
Mike Roesner, Rear Admiral, USN & Industry Executive (Ret)

Project Description

Mike Roesner

Key Specialties

  • Senior Leadership & Strategy

  • Global Logistics Strategy & Execution

  • Major Acquisition Program Leadership & Innovation
  • Material Accountability, Physical Distribution & Security


Mike Roesner

Rear Admiral, US Navy & Industry Executive (Retired)

Rear Admiral Mike Roesner, USN (Ret), has over 30 years of Naval experience spanning large-scale supply management and material support, logistics, information systems development, program management, forecasting and planning, inventory control, distribution, and transportation. He has a proven record of successfully providing combat capability for massive, globally dispersed operations through paradigm-shifting logistics strategies, while managing unionized work forces of up to 2,400 for maximum morale and productivity. Admiral Roesner consistently builds sustainable, repeatable processes with focus on process improvement, Six Sigma, and Lean methodologies and ably handles profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for large, complex, self-financed businesses, contracting authority to $100M—the highest Department of Defense (DOD) level of acquisition authority—and acquisition/capital budgets of $3.5B to fulfill 600,000+ customer orders annually. As associate partner, IBM Global Business Services, he owned P&L and signing authority for global supply chain operations and consulting services.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • Held full financial and operational responsibility for 2,400+ mostly civilian workforce providing material support for all USN and US Marine Corps (USMC) aircraft, ships, submarines, and Naval nuclear reactors.
  • Delivered largest ever increase in spares availability through innovative negotiation and contract vehicles including performance based logistics (PBL) contracts.
  • Directed logistics planning and execution for peacetime and combat operations, provided direct support for Pacific Fleet units assigned to the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, and managed all USN weapons and weapons stations operations west of the Mississippi (including all ordnance transportation, handling, inventory control, and accounting).

Key Positions

  • Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services
  • Commander, Naval Inventory Control Point – Philadelphia (NAVICP-PHIL)
  • Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, United States Pacific Fleet
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Supply Information Systems Activity (formerly Fleet Material Support Office)
  • Deputy Commander for Ships and Submarines, NAVICP-PHIL
  • Deputy Commander for Aviation, NAVICP-PHIL
  • Aviation Operations Officer, NAVICP-PHIL


  • MS, Financial Management, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
  • BS, Marketing, Northern Michigan University
  • Michigan Business School Executive Program, University of Michigan