LJ couple’s son a rear admiral

The head of one of the Navy’s largest logistics organizations was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (upper half) during an Oct. 1 ceremony at the Navy Broadway Complex in downtown San Diego.

Navy Supply Corps Rear Adm. Mark F. Heinrich, a Southern California native whose parents, Morton and Eileen, live in La Jolla, took command of Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers in June. He is the first two-star flag officer to command the Navy’s global logistics organization established in 2003 and headquartered in San Diego.

Before assuming command of COMFISCS, Heinrich served as director of Logistics Operations and Readiness for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va. He deployed to Kuwait in June 2008 as director of the U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center at Camp Arifjan, and applied his deployment and distribution expertise to the planning and execution of joint and combined force military operations.