Rear Adm. Vincent L Griffith graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Berry College in 1981. He was commissioned in 1982 through Officer Candidate School as an ensign in the Navy Supply Corps. He received a Master of Business Administration from the George Washington University, and completed Emory University's Goizueta Graduate School of Management's Advanced Executive Business Program and the Navy Corporate Business Course at University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
Griffith served as Commander Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support, where he was responsible for providing an extensive array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy and joint operational units. Other Flag assignments have been as commander, DLA Aviation, and director, Fleet Ordnance and Supply and fleet supply officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
Griffith served in several sea tours, including a submarine, USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN 634), and two aircraft carriers, the USS Saratoga (CV 60) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
His shore tours included the Naval Supply Center, Charleston, South Carolina; Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Washington, D.C.; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Chief of Naval Operations Staff; Naval Air Station Lemoore, California; Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California; and Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Jacksonville, Florida.
Griffith became the director of DLA Logistics Operations (J3) in June 2014. DLA Logistics Operations is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain management of DLA's nine supply chains, providing logistics and material process management policy, guidance, oversight and monitoring of supply chain performance. DLA Logistics Operations oversees the daily operation of DLA's field activities in supporting 2,400 weapon systems and engages customers around the world to maximize readiness and logistics combat power by leveraging enterprise solutions. Griffith retired from the Navy in July 2017.
His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Expert Rifle and Pistol Medal. He has earned warfare qualifications as a Submarine Supply Corps officer, Surface Warfare Supply Corps officer and Aviation Supply officer. He is also a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional community.