About Nathan

Nathan Pinner, a seasoned Culinary Specialist and Senior Chief (SW/AW) joined the Navy in July 2001. He graduated from Basic Training and attended Mess Management “A” School before being stationed on the USS KITTYHAWK (CV-63) in Yokosuka, Japan.

Onboard the USS KITTYHAWK, Nathan served in the wardroom, earning promotions and distinctions, including the rank of E-4. He excelled in Damage Control, achieving qualifications 301 to 309, and emerged as the #1 nozzle man for Repair Locker 2. His tenure included three deployments before transferring to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 in January 2005.

In March 2009, after a short time onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Nathan transferred to Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, achieving qualifications as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) during deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. His journey continued at the U.S. Naval Academy in September 2011, serving as the Enlisted Aide to the Superintendent.

Nathan’s distinguished naval career includes roles such as Barracks Petty Officer at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 and Watch Captain at Naval Base Ventura County. His deployments to Rota, Spain and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait showcased his leadership. In Kuwait, he was crucial in transferring more than $700 million worth of construction equipment to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Accepted into the White House in August 2014, Nathan became the Director of the Logistics Department, overseeing food and beverage procurement. He retired from the US Navy in July 2021, concluding a remarkable career that spanned diverse roles, deployments and contributions to the highest military echelons.