FORT LEE, Va. – Robert Nagle, former Defense Commissary Agency Zone 16 manager, will assume duties Oct. 11 as deputy director of DeCA’s West and Pacific Areas.
He will have indirect oversight of 108 commissaries located in 19 states, one territory (Guam), and two countries (Japan and Korea).
He replaces Martin “Marty” Jackson who retired in June, after 24 years with DeCA.
“Bob brings us a wealth of experience, drive and passion for delivering the commissary benefit,” said Matthew S. Whittaker, Pacific Area director. “His in-depth knowledge of operations and ability to communicate will prove to be valuable assets for every zone and every store under the West and Pacific command team.”
Nagle started federal service in 1988 as a store worker at the McClellan Air Force Base commissary in California. He quickly assumed leadership roles starting as the grocery manager of the Naval Station San Diego commissary in California, and then moved on to hold various store director positions in the West Area. He became the Zone 16 manager in 2017.
As the zone manager, he was responsible for 10 commissaries located in Southern California. These locations handled 3.9 million customer transactions resulting in $243 million in sales in fiscal year 2019.
“Bob brings an understanding of the current conditions in the field, which will strengthen us as we press forward into what will be our new normal for the foreseeable future,” Whittaker added.
Bringing his vast commissary and retail grocery experience to the position, Nagle is excited to be going home to where it all started.
“I am honored to have been selected as the deputy area director,” Nagle said. “After all these years, I still have a great passion for the commissary system and what it means to our service members, their families, retirees and disabled veterans. I look forward to going home to McClellan and start supporting the teams of DeCA’s Pacific and West Areas.”
Nagle holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from California State University in Sacramento, California.
About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit, saving authorized patrons thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.
This press release comes courtesy of DeCA Corporate Communications