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Navy Food Service empowers and strengthens our Sailors in a direct way that other activities cant match. Through the never-ending mission of providing comfort and nutrition, our food service teams demonstrate a servants heart as they care for those We advocate choice for the Sailor, providing healthy meals when and where their duties take them. NEX Micro Markets and new food trucks bring meals close to where Sailors work, while the Go for Green and Get Blended campaigns provide fresh and healthy options. In this issue we focus on how Navy Food Service is a staple for our communitys winners excel in this endeavor, and are recognized in this issue. The Navy continues to adapt, and we are changing to keep the Navys competitive edge. We are improving our readiness to operate in a non-transparent, comms-denied environment by developing push solution to provisions replenishment in austere environments. In this issue you will also read about how culinary specialists have military operations. This edition includes a request of you to assist in making a positive difference in communications. To help us best serve our supply community, I ask each of you to take a moment to participate in the Navy Supply Corps Newsletter survey discussed on Newsletter is hosted. The survey focuses on your information needs and how they are best supported around the world. Your responses provide the data we need to focus on what you want to read, learn from, and share. -ers the sustaining services they need and doing so with a servants heart.
Team Supply, looking forward to seeing each of you in the months to come. culinary specialists, Services Excellence in Food Service. Not only were our winners and their commands recognized and provided robust training, but our entire Navy Food Service program was given accolades due the White House to a forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer are just a small glimpse of the culinary specialist rating and the Navy food service community thrive with improvements due in providing supplies, services, and quality-of-life support, exemplifying how we within the Lead with character and competence! NEWSLETTERVolume 80, No. 4
DEPARTMENTS16 Around the Field & Fleet26 Around the Schoolhouse 27 OP & You 30 Medals31 Obituaries32 Retirements34 Around NAVSUP 4 8 17 144SAILOR, SUPPLIER, SERVICE, AND THE NAVY STANDARD CORE MENU8NEY MEMORIAL A W ARD 59 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE 14FEEDING SAILORS IN COMBAT ENVIRONMENTS INTEROPERABILITY WITH ALLIED NAVIES172017 NAVAL SPECIAL W ARFARE N4 LOGISTICS 2017July/August Editorial Staff Publisher Editor
1 Newsletter SurveyWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! an enterprise-wide survey intended to Newsletter. The survey is open to all readers, and retired civilian personnel in a supervisory or non-supervisory status. The survey will help us improve the newsletter in terms of distribution, content, the survey is voluntary; however, all responses will have an impact on how the newsletter is formatted and distributed in the future. Your feedback is valued and will aid in the development of an improved newsletter. All responses are anonymous. to take the survey: http://scnewsltr.dodlive.mil survey, please contact Hometown Wall of Fame Inductee BY LAUREEN RAMOS OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND Rear Adm. Huegel accepts Wall of Fame plaque from Dr. William Harner. The Wall of Fame honors those individual graduates who have demonpost-secondary accomplishments. In her acceptance speech, Huegel spoke of honor, courage, and integrity, initiative, accountability, and toughness. She went on to discuss how when she joined the Navy, because of family, friends, teachers and the community as a whole, she was taught these values at a very early age. Together as a team, they were all responsible for her success and the success of her classmates sitting in the audience. ceremony. Rear Adm. Huegel standing by the military memorial plaque that lists all the Quakertown Community Senior High School graduates who gave the ultimate service to our country.
2 Special Interest Supply Corps Nominated for Promotion SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS ANNOUNCED THAT REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF) KEITH M. JONES, HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF REAR ADMIRAL (UPPER HALF), AND CAPT JACQUELYN MCCLELLAND, HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF). Rear Adm. Keith M. Jones, SC, USN Capt. Jacquelyn McClelland, SC, USN
3 Special Interest Nominated for PromotionSECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS ANNOUNCED THAT CAPT KEVIN M. JONES AND CAPT THOMAS J. JACK MOREAU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF). Capt. Education Program. Pennsylvania Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania masters degree in Management with emphasis in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a Harvard Senior Executive Fellow. Previous duty stations include deputy director of the logistics programs and business l Pennsylvania Capt. Kevin M. Jones, SC, USN Capt. Thomas Jack Moreau, SC, USN
In May 2007, the Navy Standard Core Menu (NSCM) was implemented with the goal of improving food service operations and Sailor quality of life. The NSCM standardized food choices, decreased improved supply chain supportability through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Subsistence Prime Vendor (SPV) Program. Prior to the NSCM, Navy food service professionals developed ship and galley according to crew preference, with catalogs in excess of 2,500 line items. Today, instead of having several Even though menus and catalogs have been condensed, selection of entrees ensuring each meal contains wholesome choices of Fitness initiative. Sailors and Marines, including comfort foods such as burgers and types of food best support high energy and high output lifestyles. In nutritional and supportability requirements. Subma menu input from individual commands. Sailor feedback and trends presented at provide valuable information. Crew members can share their food preferences with food command menu review boards. This and CSs, as it gives them a starting point to enhance their menus and incorporate healthier options. developing their menus, they submit the proposals to make certain any changes or test new products and conduct sensory analysis on items and recipes for consideration to the NSCM. diner choice using a color coding labeling system. Food items are Sailor, Supplier, Service, and the Navy Standard Core MenuBY PAUL SMITH, NAVY FOOD SERVICE READINESS OFFICER, NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND 4 JULY/AUGUST 2017
The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter 5 labeled green, yellow, or red based on their ashore galleys. program enables the Navy to employ a more centralized and standardized subsistence process. Even with the logistics challenges of Feature Story savings, and global supportability. The main goal is to continue support to maintain the ability to create menus tailored to local preferences. Empowering our food service professionals to develop recipes using a common set of ingredients further improves the quality of life for our Sailors and Marines.
6 Nutrition A Military Survival SkillBY JENNIFER PERSON-WHIPPO, MSHS, RD NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGER NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND Proper nutrition is critical in maintaining optimal performance. This is especially important for our military members who consistently operate in physically and cognitively demanding environments. Supplying our bodies with healthy, contributes to our overall well-being. active and healthy lifestyle, multiple programs and initiatives are in place and many can be provides a framework for building TFF views health, wellness, and resiliency as a holistic concept where optimal performance requires a connection between mind, plays in optimizing health, performance, preventing injury and chronic diseases. seeks to ensure healthy food items are available at every meal. It strives to move from a culture of testing to a culture of physical readiness by strengthening the Physical Readiness Test requirements and providing better nutrition choices. Feature Story
7 Navy Operational Fitness and provides the Navy with a best in class physical als on how to physically train effectively and safely, and to make healthy nutrition choices in both shore-based and operational environments. Food lists comprised of green, yellow and red color codes guide service members to the most nutrient-dense and performance-based options. The meal builder and lists required servings of food from all food groups to meet performance goals. The performance and fueling for Sailors. focuses on environmental and behavioral incentives to Feature Story not consistently enforced. This initiative seeks to increase knowledge of nutrition culinary training that supports improved nutrition labeling education program in all galleys demonstrates the concept of choice architecture. This concept supports a serving line Research shows that color coding foods was launched Nutrition Guide Program was established by Joint service dietitians in collaboration with Nutrition Guide Program, with its color-coded shelf tags, serves as an easy-to-use guide for grocery nutrition attributes including low sodium, low fat, whole grain, low sugar and high criteria were utilized to maintain continuity between the galley and home nutrition, linking the healthy cart concept to service members shopping at the commissary. and initiatives is to highlight and further advance nutrition as a military survival skill. Just remember, proper nutrition is critical to healthy living and optimized performance. To learn more about military healthcare https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/ Operation-Live-Well.
8 Feature Story The Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award 59 Years of ExcellenceBY CHERYL L. HERNANDEZ, NEY PROGRAM MANAGER NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND It promotes friendly competition among units, instills pride in accomplishment, and spreads esprit de corps throughout the Navy. award presentation ceremony has also transitioned from a small Navy sponsored event to one So what does it take to be a Ney winner? training practices. Think Ney every day. That is what it takes to be a Ney winner. 2017 NEY AWARD WINNERS Submarine Mercer HallSmall AshoreJoint Expeditionary Base USS Missouri (SSN 780)
9 Feature Story Winners of the Captain Edward F. Ney memorial awards: USS Missouri (SSN 780) USS Ashland (LSD 48) USS America (LHA 6) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Naval Base San Diego Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story USS America (LHA 6) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
10 Feature Story Joint Expeditionary Base Little CreekFort Story Naval Base San Diego USS Ashland (LSD 48)
Presentation Silver: Past and PresentBY LORIN L. SCHEHL, NAVY PRESENTATION SILVER MANAGER, NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND Presentation silver has its beginnings with the gift of a silver tea service to Edmund Hartt by the citizens of Boston for the construction of the frigate when ships were named after cities and states around the country, did a ship silver set was designed by the Gorham Manufacturing Company and is displayed was often included to highlight local distinctions like etching of the state capital These older sets are highly regarded for their historical value. Many have been loaned back to their donating localities, while others are on display in museums. traditional gifts of silver. These ships rely on older silver sets reassigned to them from a ship that has been decommissioned. Regardless of the source, silver sets are highly treasured, displayed, and often used for special occasions by the ships that receive them. No matter what purpose it is used for, presentation silver still carries on a collections have have been presentation silver, is ready to transfer these treasures to proudly display aboard a of history on your ship or submarine, request a current listing of silver collections Below: USS New Hampshire (BB 25) presentation silver punch bowl with pedestal base was donated to the Navy on behalf of the State of New Hampshire by Governor Charles M. Floyd in August 1908. The punch bowl contains etchings of the state capitol, Dartmouth College, summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire state seal and the Navy seal. The pedestal base contains two left-facing spread-winged eagles holding arrows and laurel sprigs in their talons. Photo provided by the New Hampshire Historical Society COMNAVAIRPAC FORCE CULINARY SPECIALISTBY CSCM (SW/A W) GARFIELD CHRISTIE, USN COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR FORCES PACIFIC motto that CSCM Live Love I love what I do to enhance Sailors and food service.Lead In everything I do, I lead. There is never a dull moment in the food service divisions has the privilege of directly impacting the morale and platform. It is no small task, but our CSs humbly and carrier food service division. support to each carrier food service division by means of training, assessing, and inspecting. The support we provide extends to, but is not limited to, menu development, special functions, food order processing, records maintenance, and industry, food service is dynamic and we are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve the quality of life for our Sailors through new initiatives driven by market technologies. When we are not aboard a ship, we are reviewing end of month reports, monitoring the Food Service Management system, and engaging in constant communication with each aircraft carriers khaki leadership Yngson. We are totally committed to being strong advocates able to live and serve in our Navy, to be able to do something we all love, and to lead our Sailors while also having them Feature Story 11 The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter
12 Feature Story NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Navy Food Management Team Welcomes New Teaching GalleyBY BARBARA BURCH, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER JACKSONVILLE teaching galley. the overall Navy food service program within the Southeast region. Emphasizing high-quality food preparation, progressive cooking, proper serving techniques, food service safety, operating procedures, sanitation, and personal hygiene, the training offered at the new teaching galley centers on preparing meals from scratch vice using approved heat-and-serve options. Heat-and-serve options may be convenient due to operational tempo and manning set-backs, but freshly prepared items are more sustainable world-wide, help Sailors make healthier food choices, and when properly prepared, are tastier. I personally believe taking something out of a box and heating it up is not a skill. Culinary freshly cooked meals, and the Sailors on ships will enjoy some really good food, said Johnson. NAVSUP GLS Food ServiceBY CWO5 ALICIA LA WRENCE, USN NAVSUP GLOBAL LOGISTICS FOOD SERVICE OFFICER NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER NORFOLK off its skills each year during the annual took place in March. training event that allows armed forces individual skills, techniques and style while raising the standards of culinary excellence. competition that is sanctioned by the team events that challenge installations and services against one another to recognize an This year the Navy was represented by of the CSs have never before competed at this venue, but were up for the challenges forces senior and student chefs of the year. CSs with six weeks of rigorous training that of two gold medal winners, and the recipient of the distinction best in show for his gold medal in the Student Chef hot food category. medal for her junior hot food category. Both CSs Participants were trained in food service specialty areas such as food service sanitation, JULY/AUGUST 2017
The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter 13 Feature Story proper knife skills, basic food cuts, presentation, menu creation, nutritional value, enhanced plating management, and mobile feeding. Training was provided by the following volunteers from the The event is open to all who have a desire and the boldness to display their talents. I encourage every CS to step out-of-the-box, and challenge themselves to achieve a higher level of culinary excellence. Gold medal winner and Best in Show: Gold medal winner: Silver medal winners: Bronze medal winners:
14 Feature Story Feeding Sailors in Combat Environments Interoperability with Allied NaviesBY COL. PERRY R. CHUMLEY, VETERINARIAN, UNITED STATES ARMY AND BEVERLY SINGSON, NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND WE ARE OUT OF FOOD SKIPPER! wants to hear, especially during a combat operation. pinch. Procurement on the local economy always remains an option. However, ship Tri-service regulaforces to purchase food from unapproved foreign origin sources during emergencies. The quantities procured are limited to the immediate requirements to alleviate the emergency. The key word is unapproved. What approved source is a food producing establishment that has been Forces must buy foods that are listed in the times of emergency, this requirement can be temporarily ignored so that our Sailors can authorities will be called upon to inspect these emergency rations for wholesomeness and safety. What about non-emergency periods such as training exercises? Purchasing food however, food must come from approved process to add new food establishments establishment, the PHC will engage to perform the necessary sanitary audit required for approval. Granted, not all companies will pass the inspection process, so the PHC will work with the company to ensure compliance or will not approve that company. Certain food commodities are exempt exemption criteria is based on food science principles and geographic regions that example of food that is exempt is whole, eat watermelons from foreign navies without the requirement of coming from an approved source since it is exempt. food from other allied navies throughout the world during both times of emergency and training exercises. To name a few, the partners to evaluate the procurement process of foreign food items along with paying our allies for their wares. to reimburse our allies. to facilitate reciprocal logistics support between and military forces of authorized countries. To begin this process, funds committed by the generate a food order in the Food Service Manage-ment food has been receipted and proper signatures will prepare a public voucher for Purchases with the required international banking information. Finally, a completed package is and submit Service There is a legal way to obtain safe, wholesome food from foreign ships during non-emergency times. There are two basic allies are reimbursed for the transaction.
15 the ships requirements. To meet this mission, a CS can be the galley Times have changed, and our ships are not always fully manned. Everyone is expected to do more with less. Collateral duties and watches that were not previously unavailable to CSs are being offered. For example, Force Protection Security Reaction Force roving watches, are watches offered to CSs on todays submarine and qualify in shipboard deck watches such as lee helmsman and master helmsman, which are vital, watch-standing positions during under way evolutions. well-rounded in all shipboard duties. Todays galley-watch captain instrumental to damage control efforts during in port operations. The expanded support role and mission functions our CSs now conduct in the Navy provide support in all areas, in addition to serving high Feature Story the Supporting Role of Culinary Specialists BY CSCS (SW/A W) DONALD LAKE NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEM COMMAND statement, To be the Navys trusted provider of supplies, services, and quality-of-life support. and mentoring junior CSs help ensure this tradition continues. This can only be executed to its full potential through effectively mentoring and guiding junior CSs, and instilling a sense of importance, pride and value in them every day. That same manner of investment and contributions better equip supply leadership in their supporting roles With many challenges facing our nation, the Navys operational work for him or her has broadened tremendously beyond preparing four highly nutritious meals daily to feed the crew. It is not unusual CS performs as a duty section member ramps back up once more. The same individual may then be required to muster with the duty section leader and could be the duty section leader for training, force protection, and in-port emergency team drills. You might also see a CS Shortly after a CS is relieved from various shipboard watches, it is fellow CSs with preparing and serving meals for the crew, performing inventories in the bulk storerooms, or working on the records. In fact, this practice of multi-tasking is now the norm, especially if the galley It used to be voluntary for CSs to stand or to qualify in becoming more competitive among their peers. Today, it is a baseline require ment to support the chain of command and the operational require-
16 Push Logistics in a Communications Degraded/Communications Denied EnvironmentBY LT. CMDR. KEN GILMORE, SC, USN, U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND LT. CMDR. SCOTT WILSON, SC, USN, NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND Since the end of the Cold War, the naval logistics force has progressively traded away combat effectiveness and survivabil increasingly dangerous security environment threatens our ability to sustain protracted combat operations in a contested maritime environment. To meet this challenge, the logistics support incorporating the fundamust be agile, distributed and maneuverable in quantity and quality to deliver responsive, uninterrupted sustainment, to any joint force maritime component commander. Food service is of no exception. Cur overly reliant on ship-to-shore information exchange. Future processes and policies for subsistence provisioning assume traditional data transmission via Food Service will not be operational in communications Therefore, Naval Supply Systems Command of concept for push logistics using food service replenishment as a prototype for other classes of supply. When asked about development of a subsistence push logistics Scott Wilson stated, We are cognizant of the electromagnetic maneuver warfare challenges the food service enterprise faces. To that end, we are leveraging our current capabilities to adapt the way we do business critical stakeholder representation from all the signing of the events charter in May Standard Core Menu, that emphasizes shelf stable products, incorporates scratch cook ing methodologies, and consolidates the total number of supporting subsistence line items to optimize the range and depth of Military able subsistence push pack able to sustain doctrine, policy, statute, contracts, systems, and processes ensuring continuity of food service operations to outside the continental for communication and traditional resupply are unavailable. training venues and war games, and additionally, this group of subject matter experts Establishment of a primary stock number ordering system that will streamline the catalog issues due to Navy Information and address Financial Improvement and concept. deployment and distribution model enabled through system change requests addressing accept referred requisitions. are conducted much the same in peace as in distribution, sustainment, and disposition, provides a vital link between national-strategic distribution channels are stable and assured, the link between the tactical unit and strategic environment, this link can be challenged, capability to deny access to the electro-mag netic spectrum or disrupt standard logistics understand how changes in any environment domain will affect the processes, procedures, and capabilities they rely on to execute their sustainment mission for which the concept of operations and training developed from this event will serve as the foundation. The Subsistence Support in a Communidistinguished itself as an exceptional planning cell capable of achieving high velocity learning change agents and recognizing looming security threats that will challenge and stress existing subsistence support models, these logisticians created a new subsistence support structure that will ensure continuity of food service operations while addressing existing policy and information system constraints. Emnaval power at and from the sea, their efforts Provided the success of this group, Chief of the standard other commodities should emulate when establishing push-logistics process in his history has shown that mission requirements do not diminish in situations where communications and infor-mation updates are extremely challenging, logisticians should always think through processes that support the forces if information is degraded or even unavailable for some period of time. NWP 4-0 Feature Story
17 issues that impact current, ongoing, and future operations and initiatives by providing a forum for continuous dialogue, information exchange, and problem resolution throughout the NSW logistics community. Maintenance, and Engineering Capt. Jonathan Haynes sought to NSW faces many of the same logistics challenges as NECC and sense to expand our aperture this year to bring in a more diverse group of expeditionary logistic experts to share best practices and work continued. NSW Force optimization, property accountability, Financial procurement processes, personal gear issue, combat systems, muni tions, unmanned aerial systems, and efforts supporting missions in days of the working group were dedicated to presentations by NSW 2017 Naval Special Warfare N4 Logistics & Accountability Working GroupBY LT. MARK G. MACSULE, SC, USN LOGISTICS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND CMDR. VINCE A. FONTE, SC, USN, (ACTING) DEPUTY N41, NAVAL SPECIAL W ARFARE COMMAND ...continued on page 18
18 Around the Field and Fleet collaboration, as attendees contributed their experiences and lessons learned on current issues and offered perspective in attacking the problems based on common hardships. The last day of the working group featured a robust brainstorming session to address a critical knowledge gap in both NSW and management, enlisted career development, sessions. Similar to the detailer interviews the opportunity to sign up for individual mentoring sessions with nine of the senior a question and answer session with a panel shared their views on the future of NSW, selection board mindsets, the importance of tour quality and diversity in order to sea slate, and the burdens and joys of command. Their words of wisdom resonated throughout the audience, which very likely contained the that there are a number of common challenges that NSW, Navy, and the Joint Special face. They include cross-rate training for and more consistent pre-deployment coordination with theater logistics providers, and in the case of NSW and NECC, the necessity for an en route Navy expeditionary logistics course of instruction that prepares for assignment to NSW and NECC. This years event was a huge success which will allow NSWC to focus on the issues directly affecting the NSW Force. gaining a greater understanding of how business truly cannot be measured, said went on, But what is clear is that the relationships made here and the knowledge gained have added to the logistician toolbox, ultimately helping NSW logistics mature to the next level in providing robust support to ...continued from page 17 Naval Postgraduate School before his scheduled J4 Perspective lecture on May 2, as part of the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series.
Special Interest Around the Field and Fleet 2017 Naval Special Warfare Command and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Theater Logistics Synchronization Working GroupBY LT. JACOB A. HAMILTON, SC, USN, FORCE SUPPLY AND INSPECTIONS NAVAL SPECIAL W ARFARE COMMAND Naval Special Warfare Command Command combined NSWC and NECC Theater Working Group at theater logistics providers and force Marine Corps attended the three-day event in order to discuss and synchronize logistics challenges, resources, and solutions for special operations and expeditionary units multitude of issues including intra-theater transportation, vehicle maintenance and sustainment, classes of supply sourcing, aggregating demand signals of deployed Above: Participants from the 2017 NSWC and NECC Theater Logistics Synchronization Working Group in Africa gathered at the front of Coastal Riverine Squadron THREE in Rota, Spain. photo by: MC1 Michael Barton, USNforces, and ongoing coordination of theater logistics support. The working group was extremely successful in bringing the relevant Joint logisticians together forming relationships continent. Together, NSWC and NECC are Manual training pipeline, and helping shape future working groups to be executed by theater organizations. t without robust infrastructure like the challenges are discussed on a routine basis to on the ground is fully supported with a wide array of logistics functions, said Cmdr. Mick The principal participants included key Command Raider Regiment. The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter 19
20 USS George Washington Moving offLS3 WENDY ESCALANTE, SCOOP QA TEAM Around the Field and Fleet After seven years forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan, the the ships total life cycle maintenance. of supply Sailors. The culture of accountability in our supply department made it easy for our supply-rated Sailors to lead this command-wide evolution and produce incredible results, stated Supply Sailors participated in the overall planning, space close-outs, and auditing, and provided logistics expertise throughout the traceable from the work center to the contractors warehouse and that Their involvement warranted almost no waiting time to close out spaces, reduced unauthorized items in storage, and resulted in project In addition to studying previous carriers lessons learned, George breathing devices, mattresses, rack curtains, and wool blankets were removed early to allow Sailors to focus on proper inventory and collection of all operating space items and their transfer to the warehouse. mentality and began prepping spaces for close out and inspection by George Washington Sailors, but leadership provided sound guidance and open communication which enabled them to execute the plan Sailors throughout every department were highly committed to completing their spaces prior to nominal deadlines. This commitment allowed George Washington to stay ahead of schedule, ensuring that spaces are being completed in time for turnover to the shipyard and for the crew that redelivers George Washington in four years, and years, George Washington will be able to bring everything back on board and seamlessly transition back to an operational posture, said part of the ships lifecycle, but the crew has not lost sight of the eventual goal of getting back to sea. SCOOP Team: Lt. Cmdr. Kidd, LS3 Escalante, CSSN Ridl, CS3 Cross, ET2 Cosey, LS3 Roberts, SHSN Delgado, Lt. Simonds
Special Interest Around the Field and Fleet OP Visit to USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77)BY : LT. DAVID J DISANTO, SC, USN S-6 A VIATION SUPPORT OFFICERUSS GEORGE H. W BUSH CVN 77 unique opportunity to take part in this years Marty Fields and Cmdr. Chris Newell for was paramount between supply department, Twenty-Two and Carrier Strike Group Two to facilitate the air transfer plan and ensure without affecting critical mission tasking. It was major league logistics in full effect. This trip also involved direct support from the Tridents of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Nine which provided this opportunity to view this years presenta tion and sat down with their detailer for individual record reviews and career guidance. expressed that they had a great experience showcases how far the Supply Corps is willing to go to reach out to every single would have made this experience better would have been to make the trip an all day event thus giving both our supply teams the opportunity to network and partake in the take a look around and see a large deck departing the carrier with a critical aviation part and some miscellaneous consumables was a bonus that serves to show the Supply Corps always takes the opportunity to assist lieutenant commander from the Royal Navy and the watch the Roadshow, meet with their detailer, and gain valuable insight into what provided a fascinating insight into the career There are clear areas of similarity with Royal continue to work as closely together as ever, developing understanding of each others skills and abilities as military logisticians is insight into deployed carrier operations. Being a newly selected supply limited Paul Grissom had many questions on the progression of his new career path. For the Newell come out to explain the process and through their own career path was eyeopening and educational. While there are many different paths to choose, Fields laid out how to successfully navigate to the top of the ranks. Grissom remarked, Being able to sit down one-on-one with Capt. Fields and discuss my own options shows just how the community is working hard to help every proud that I will be apart of it. Left: Capt. Fields briefs the 2017 OP Roadshow. Below: Cmdr. Newell conducts a record review and provides guidance with Lt. j.g. Sena from USS Phillipine Sea (CG 58).The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter 21 ...continued on page 22
22 how important it is to have an up-to-date biography? There are actually several reasons why you should. You may or may not be aware that writing in Phase II. We highly recommend that you d before taking the initiative to start drafting your career narrative and familiarizing yourself with the process. So often, Sailors wait until they are before they write their biography. Here are a Focus on your military history in chronological order from basic training to the present. Summarize the training and duties you have completed, as well as your deployment history training and experience. Begin by writing your through training. Military schooling received. Rank ascension history. Civilian education. Include the following information at commands, warfare designations, current photograph may be required. Presenting a chronological list of accomplishments is expected of us as senior leaders. Taking the time to familiarize yourself with the contents of a biography now will help you when you become that chief petty biography may be published on line where it will be viewed by thousands. We often see biographies assist during the process. In addition, biographies are mandatory in Sailor of the Year packages, and they can be helpful within special detailing programs. Your knowledge in writing a bio can be instrumental in preparing yourself and your Sailors for success. Presenting a biography to your mentor your short-term and long-term career goals. We should always take advantage of sharing our goals with those that are able to support us in achieving such milestones, and a well-written biography plays a key role. Chiefs Corner Around the Field and Fleet aboard CVN 77 for the 2017 OP Roadshow. Front Row: (L to R) Lt. Lopez, Lt. Fritsch, Lt. Bing, Capt. Fields, Ensign Crawford, Cmdr. Newell, Ensign Andersen, Ensign Henry. Back Row: (L to R) Lt. Folster, Lt. Cmdr. McIntyre, Cmdr. Adams, Lt. j.g. Smith, Lt. Travis, Ensign Antwi-Nimarko, Lt. Cmdr. Lattus, LS1 Grissom, Lt. Roberson, Lt. Buensuceso, Lt. j.g. Sena, CW03 Germer, Lt. DiSanto, Lt. Cmdr. Clark (Royal Navy). photos by CVN 77 Media Department MC3(SW/ AW/IDW) Michael Zingaro picture and imparted keen insight on the it is fair to say that the time and effort to take advantage of this opportunity left a in the Supply Corps and our international closed with, This was a great event. The Roadshow is one of the things that makes the Supply Corps special. The opportunity about who we are, what we value, and where we are going is unique no other community BY CMDCM (SW/A W) THADDEUS T. WRIGHT AND HMC (FMF/SW) NIKEE MARTIN ...continued from page 21
Special Interest Around the Field and Fleet Center for Service Support, LS San Diego Chief Petty BY PSC DEEANN V. CATALANO Master Chief Toby Ruiz, Naval Information Forces. The package review panel consisted of command master chiefs and master chiefs from various It warms my heart to see Sailors helping Sailors and more importantly, success, stated Whitman. special thanks to our distinguished guests and the local leadership for coming Master Chief Randy Bell. will prepare to have another review next year. The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter 23
Around the Field and Fleet JULY/AUGUST 2017 24 Above: NAVSUPs Vice Commander, Mike Madden and NAVSUP FLC Yokosukas CMDCM(SW/AW/IW) Steve Horton visited NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Site Singapore and the USS CORONADO (LCS 4) during a Seventh Fleet Area of Responsibility trip.NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Site Singapore and the USS Coronado (LCS 4) Visit
Special Interest Around the Field and Fleet The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter 25 Left: NAVSUPs CMDCM(SW/ AW) Wright pictured with CS1(SS) Sean Zugsmith, who received the Master Chefs Diploma of Culinary Excellence by the World Master Chefs Society. Zugsmith is currently serving as the Enlisted Aide to Rear Adm. Donald Gabrielson, Commander,
26 NSCS Ready and Aligned to Food Service RevisionBY FOOD SERVICE TEAM NAVY SUPPLY CORPS SCHOOL in todays dynamic Navy. Whether new requirements emerge or innovation occurs, publications are revised and instructions change. When changes do occur, the staff at the Navy Supply Corps School course changes are necessary to ensure students are exposed to Fleet Food Service operations recently completed major revisions department heads. supply management, retail operations, disbursing management, Navy So what changes are we talking about? The Navys changes to subsistence overseas and ashore, clarifying procedures for local experience with FSM and time within the commands mock-up galley. developing an intricate plan for modifying all course materials. In this process, NSCS collaborated with the Center for Service Support the curriculum control model manager, who ultimately approves and enforces all course changes. It is important to leverage force and supporting logistics information technology and account imperative for NSCS to quickly grasp the publication changes and students, screenshots were made of FSM changes within the revised student training guide booklet that was provided by the Navy Food enabling students to log in and interact within FSM. With small feedback, implemented a full review of all training material, training lectures, instructor lesson plans, practical exercises, and exams. for accuracy to pass on to CSS for approval and implementation. allowing NSCS to publish lessons as they were edited to yield the most relevant and current training as quickly as possible. This curriculum modernization also opened other opportunities to has called for and implemented increased experiential hands-on learning opportunities for students. To meet the goal, NSCS has and mock-up galley walkthroughs focused on equipment familiar mock-up storeroom practical exercise was also incorporated, increasing hands-on experience with FSM presentations. It is important to note that NSCS received, incorporated into until a formally scheduled or directed review of the curriculum could be coordinated via the Naval Education and Training Command. The Food Service curriculum change is only one example of how NSCS all schoolhouse curricula, NSCS will continue to ensure future Supply
27 based award given to those upholding recognizes outstanding individual moral courage in support of the traditions of the Seabees while in the course of actual operations. Internship Selectees participate include: Business/Enterprise LT William Burch, CHSMWINGPAC, ILS USS Louisiana, ILS NAVSUP, POL USS John C. Stennis, PLAN EOD EXP SUP ONE, ILS NSWG1 LSU SEA, ILS DLA DISTR NEW CUMB, BEM USS Gladiator, BFM USS Kearsarge, NACO USS Essex, NACO NSWG2 LSU SEA, JOL USS Topeka, NACO USS Harry S. Truman, ILS USS McCampbell, NSW USS OKane, POL USS Comstock, NACO USS Abraham Lincoln, POL USS Cole, NACO USS John Finn, PLAN CLFNC Bahrain, BEM USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, NACO USS Pearl Harbor, ILS NSCS, NNPP Supply Corps most competitive boards, and each of the selectees are to be commended for their superior performance.
28 who have been selected for promotion to the rank of Captain. Rufus E. Cayetano Michael S. Flatley Matthew B. Hall Christopher J. Stewart been selected for promotion to the rank of Commander. OP & You SelectionsCongratulations to the following been selected for promotion to the rank of Captain. Babak A. Barakat Timothy A. Brown Stuart M. Day Roy M. Garrison Robert S. Mazzarella Wade W. Rindy Nicholas R. Russo Richard H. Wilhelm Stephen M. Wilson Edward S. Horner Nicholas I. Miller Sherman R. Mills Eric S. Musial Eric J. Palmer Eric C. Schuck Michael S. Spillman Brian H. Tahlier Charles C. Thompson Sherie N. Williams
29 Specialist Cleopatra Bell Gloria Bobb Brittney Breaux Myla Bugarin Isaac Caballero Jeffery Carroll John Carter John Cherry Jacquet Colbert Raymond Faulkner Evelyn Florentino Beatriz Flowers Jessica Foster Cristopher Ganaden Cindy Garza Corey Glenn Fabian Gutierrez Edwin Habab Michael Hadley James Hangan Melissa Hartley Sacha Hasbrouck Sipla Jones Giovanka Minott Michael Muni Edwin Munoz James Nagle Siriphone Phakdy Sabrina Pierce Nathan Pinner Jonathan Ricardo Raymond Rogers Tonia Rogers Temeka Rudd Xena Simpson Robert Smith Stephan Smith Chad Snyder Ryan Swan Stacy Thomas Juanito Tingco Joseph Toy Carrol Williams Nina Ye Specialist Gary Bucton Rigo Calilung Benjamin Cariaga Frank Cepeda Gustavo Cervantes James Chung Eric Coleman Joselin Cruzdelossantos Grace Felipe Jeremiah Fuller Jarriel Gardner Monique Graves Walter Guerrero Sheryl Gutierrez Jacob Hall Carl Hunt Carlos Martinez Carlos Melgar Mackenson Moise Rene Morales Trisha Norton Natali Philip Chikako Pruitt Michael Salamanca Matthew Seibert Jamin Shugart Erik Spaulding Christopher Ward Ryan Williams Jonathan Hollenbeck Christopher Schmidt Marcus Simpson Serviceman Jennifer Elenes Bernard Jones Markis Sorrell OP & You Congratulations to the following Supply senior enlisted personnel who have been
JULY/AUGUST 2017 30 Meritorious Service Medal Performance, Metrics and Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Weapon Systems Contracting, Critical Requirements Contracting and Strategic Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, USN, Support Team Member, Naval Supply USN, Manager, Navy Enterprise Resource Achievement Medal t Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Sept. LS2 Aaron M. Smothers, USN, Financials and Purchase Card Holder, USN, LSSN Terrell M. Hayes, USN,
31 Ret. Capt. Charles B. Alderman, SC, USN service while serving on the staff of the received his bachelors degree from the Ret. Capt. Philip G. Graessle, SC, USN Navy Exchange Service Center, San masters degree from the Naval Postgraduate Ret. Capt. William Charles Olin, SC, USN while serving at Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, Washington, masters degree from Naval Postgraduate Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, Engineering Command, Washington, Lt. Stephanie Stevie Wilson Rayborn, SC, USN received her bachelors degree from the OP & You 31 The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter
32 CAPT. RONALD KEITH CARR at North Park College, Chicago, Illinois, an additional masters degree at National of Columbia. His previous duty stations Naval Forces Central Command, Manama, CAPT. KURT MILES CHIVERS River, Maryland. He received his bachelors Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, and his masters Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Commander, Submarine Naval Submarine Support Command, Pearl CAPT. SCOTT D. EBERWINE at Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He received His previous duty stations include Personnel Command, Millington, Supply Center Jacksonville, Fort Worth, CAPT. JAMES C. GOUDREAU Columbia. He received his bachelors Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group CAPT. DAVID A. MARCH received his bachelors degree at the Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. Richmond, CAPT. EDGARDO MONTERO received his bachelors degree at State Bronx, New York, and his masters degree stations include Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, Norfolk, Commander, Navy Personnel Command, Readiness Command Southwest, San CAPT. KEITH E. SYKES Strategic Systems Programs, Washington,
33 School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Naval Supply Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Pearl CAPT. JAMES EDWARD WATTS at Navy Exchange Command, Norfolk, Family Support Center, Mechanicsburg, Support Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsyl Weapons Station Charleston, Charleston, CMDR. GENE ALLEN HAWKS at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. His previous duty stations include Commander, Naval Special River Squadron Commander, Fleet, Norfolk, Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechan CMDR. STEPHEN LEON JENDRYSIK Cumberland, Pennsylvania. He received his masters degree at Southern Methodist Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechan Special Warfare Command, Coronado, CMDR. SARAH LYNN WRIGHT Monterey, California. Her previous duty stations include Program Executive Naval Coronado, CMDR. WILLIAM B. ZABICKI, JR. Worth, Texas. He received his bachelors Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Commander, Naval Personnel Command, LT. CMDR. JIMMY E. KARAM Maryland. He received his bachelors Maryland, and his masters degree at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Control Point Puget Sound, Bremerton, CWO4 LOWELL WILLIAM SCHRADER His previous duty stations include Training Center, Panama City, Florida. OP & You
34 NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella Site Souda Bay supported United States Air Force (USAF) 555th Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy and Arizona Air National Guards 161st Air Refueling Wing during their deployment to Souda Bay, Greece. Two USAF trucks could not safely receive fuel. The Site Souda fuel team worked with USAF to establish a safe workaround which Progoulakis, Ekaterini Karamanou, ABF2 Flordaliso Cordova, Christel Vandiest, Clay Sakellaris, and ABF2 Curtis Clausen. photo by MC2 Chase Martin. NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella Detachment Djibouti Site Director Cmdr. James Hormozi, Lt. Tom Wilson, standing top left, to contractor Base Operating Support Service fuel operators for their role in the Largest Fuel Issue Day Ever at Camp Lemonnier. On Jan. 29 fuel operators worked diligently to safely transfer the largest single day amount of aviation fuel in the 14-year history of Camp Lemonnier. photo by MC2 Adam Tucker. LS2 John Morrow, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, detachment Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast, conducted inventory audits or BIN validations aboard the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) Jan. 25 to prepare for the ships commissioning later in 2017. The ships inventory accuracy was 99.7 percent, exceeding the Navy requirement of 97 percent, ensuring its supply department will be ready for sea. photo by Jody Dillon.
Around NAVSUP U.S. Navy and Japan Participate in Bi-lateral Parts Transfer ExercisesBY TINA C. STILLIONS, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER YOKOSUKA U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) logistics teams coordinated acquisition and cross-servicing agreement (ACSA) parts transfers during a series of bilateral exercises. The teams pronounced the exercise a success during a meeting big deal for us to do this transaction. It certainly highlights our strong and accounting systems that create some of the greater obstacles to success in parts sharing. Though fuel has been a shared commodity for many years, utilizing support interoperability with partner nations. The more complicated in computer systems, including billing and software, and agreeing on transactions, well be able to identify and resolve more of those issues and develop the process necessary to easily execute them. countries and navies in the past, the process had not been applied transaction for ship repair parts, said Cmdr. Tsuyoshi Hotta, director training and progress gradually together, said Hotta. Each consecutive Multi-Sail has provided an opportunity to In an effort to create real-life scenarios of what could happen should a ship require a part during an emergency situation, replacement in-kind exchanges took place. directly between ships at an agreed upon location. It was the type of scenario the teams envisioned would minimize downtime and provide a speedier alternative for parts delivery should a ship become stranded In real-life scenarios, during wartime situations, a transfer may be more challenging, yet certainly more important, said Schilling. our mutual maritime operations and ensure continuing support. Though historically fuel has been an easier product to share between nations, part sharing creates greater challenges due to limited availability of parts aboard ships, separate and distinct inventory systems, and the need to prioritize a ships own requirements. In some cases, a ship may only carry one spare part in its inventory as backup for an emergency. Therefore, it would not be able to support a request during a real-time, emergency scenario. Though the current list of available parts for transfer is still small, both countries plan on making more of their inventory available in the future. this summer. 35 The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter
Around NAVSUP NAVSUP FLC San Diegos Fallon Fuels Division Named Retail Fuel Activity of the YearBY CANDICE VILLARREAL, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER SAN DIEGO the Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program for work of this superb team that operates the best air station operation government-owned, contractor-operated facility, responsible for more readiness and training. This is a very small team that is responsible for safely fueling They truly embody and exhibit daily what it means to truly deserve an award like this. I cannot overstate how incredibly proud I am to lead such a stellar team. single spill, and with a nine-minute average response time. The hard work and dedication from every member of this team, including a great amount on behalf of the contractor, is what really has brought us this far, said Henry Nusi, fuels facility manager at Fallon. come here to train in preparation for deployments, in addition to supporting Top Gun classes made up of some of the best pilots in the upon the Fallon team, and the Navy Fuel Civilian award, presented I think we all take a lot of personal pride in what we do, and to receive this award is an honor, said Nusi. I was stationed on aircraft carriers during my active duty service, and I know what a huge role way feels really good. I enjoy knowing that we contributed somehow to the success of the mission. Manager Henry Nusi accepted the Navy Retail Fuels JULY/AUGUST 2017 36
37 Around NAVSUP NAVSUP GLS Leadership Visits NAVSUP FLC Bahrain BY JAVANI JONES OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER BAHRAIN N t h and family members in theater. the team for their dedication to serving Sailors and their families operating and living in a demanding overseas environment. really appreciate that he reviewed and discussed work processes with members of our diverse and local national personnel. Some of the main points covered were the unique challenges facing Bickert also recognized exceptional team members for their dedicated service to maintaining staff members and thanked them for their service while Cintron met with enlisted personnel for additional remarks. Its always great when you get the opportunity to have your immediate superior in command d To conclude their visit, Bickert and Cintron traveled to various spaces with command leadership and on-site onstruction teams to see how new building changes interaction with customers. The site visit gave valuable provide full spectrum logistics Above: NAVSUP GLS Vice Commander William Bickert thanks LS2 Makerria Stroud for her dedication and service to NAVSUP FLC Bahrain. photo by Javani JonesBY TOM KREIDEL OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER NORFOLK NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Fuel Department Recognized with Fuel Management Award Craney Island was announced as the winner of the Navy Bulk Fuel Terminal category in Facilities Engineering Command, and other government agencies. The fuel supply chain, more than any is a team sport, and collectively we have the best team in the Navy, said Henderson. challenge in an operation this large is maintenance, both preventive and corrective, for the equipment involved, such as piers, tanks, valves, pumps, vehicles and what he called the literally thousands of other pieces of equipment. Henderson attributes Craney Islands success to a disciplined team that follows to adapt in a very dynamic environment. There are no egos in this group, he added. It is all about making the operation better tomorrow than it is today. He added, the award grades fuel operations inventory control, environmental management and safety.
Around NAVSUP NAVSUP FLC NORFOLK ATAC Receives 2016 DoD Packaging Achievement AwardBY TOM KREIDELOFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONSNAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER, NORFOLK operations team was announced as the recipient of the Michael Pigford, his team was responsible for the on-time delivery rate. extremely honored that this extraordinary team has been selected to receive this award, he added. This is a true testament of their sustained outstanding packaging skills and highlights their exceptional performance. that are more economical to repair than to replace. The operational readiness, Pigford explained. Failure to properly identify and package depot level repairable material could delay urgent repairs of ship and aircraft, and increase replacement and replenishment costs. adjust to changing and demanding workloads. They often provide process improvement suggestions to their use of shredded cardboard that would otherwise be thrown away as packing material and the use of recycled wooden skids instead of pallets to save an the Year operations, including fuels level inventory management, maintenance and construction oversight for fuels facilities and assurance to policy and regulatory adherence. Melchert directly oversees operations at the Navys largest deep water fuel terminal excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program for the Navy and Marine Corps awardees. Melchert upon receiving the award. Thanks for the support and recognition and worldwide conference. Above: Capt. Ed Bogdanowicz, NAVSUP Energy director, presents the Navys 2016 38
39 Around NAVSUP NAVSUP WSS Pioneers Navy Supply Chain Solutions for the Naval Aviation Enterprise to Further Navy Readiness BY JENAE JACKSON OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP WEAPON SYSTEMS SUPPORT R maintenance and supply chain management core concepts and the We are all working towards the common goal of enhancing to collaborate on how we can further align readiness priorities across to improve mission capabilities as well as methods to strengthen alignment between all four organizations. processes between military and industry partners and aids timely information center that allows a cross functional team to identify and our data to work more effectively. programs. management. discussing future aviation sustainment strategies and solutions to foster continuous material availability. Left: NAVSUP WSS, COMFRC, NAVAIR 6.0 and DLA Aviation leadership teams discuss strategic approaches to strengthen the alignment between all four organizations. Below: From left to right: Tracy Burruss, director, industrial and logistics maintenance planning/sustainment department; Roy Harris, director, aviation readiness and resource analysis, NAVAIR; Rear Adm. Michael Zarkowski, commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC); Rear Adm. Duke Heinz, commander NAVSUP WSS; Brig. Gen. Greg Masiello, assistant commander for logistics and industrial operations, NAVAIR; Martin Ahmad, deputy commander for Fleet Readiness Centers, Operations for Logistics and Industrial Command; Charlie Lilli, deputy commander, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation; and Todd Balazs, deputy assistant commander for logistics and industrial operations, NAVAIR.
40 Around NAVSUP Yokosuka Contracts Team Seeks to Simplify the Small Acquisition Process with Biennial Training BY TINA C. STILLIONS, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER YOKOSUKA C the primary audience for the event included Yokosuka delegates procurement authority, such as government-wide commercial purchase Some of the presentations we had were information was applicable to all personnel said Bret Wood, Procurement Performance division director. We had a great turnout from across Commander Fleet activities and the overall response from attendees was positive, said Wood. Presentations during the two-day training event covered such topics as blanket unauthorized commitments, government purchase card training and ethics. Presenters also spoke on their areas of expertise. dangers that fraud presents. Whether its product substitution, corruption, or taking bribes, fraud endangers our service men and women and negatively crimes representative for the NCIS Far East We work a lot of product substitution cases in which inferior parts are sold in place of the quality components ordered. For example, if one of the cheap parts ends up being used for helicopter maintenance and it fails, the consequences could be deadly. Thats why we always encourage our audiences to be on the lookout for fraud and to report it to us, said Tirado. Formerly referred to as small purchase, services including construction, research and development, and commercial items. The aggregate amount should not exceed for commercial supplies and services. In order to help prevent some of the unauthorized and potentially fraudulent Yokosuka developed the two-day event. Wood said they will continue offering the training to the acquisition community We will continue the biennial training and will certainly incorporate any new guidance that we receive for the future this kind of training is a vital component in relaying important information about changes to instructions and guidance. My hope is that it might also mitigate any improper, negligent or unauthorized procurements, said Wood. Bret Wood, Procurement Performance Management Assessment Program and sites division director for NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka. Capt. Jeff Davis
41 Around NAVSUP BY BRIAN J. DAVIS, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER PUGET SOUND Base Kitsap-Bangor in March for a day of mentoring and professional development at Symposium (JOTS). years seminar focused on such topics as available career tracks to take some time out and take a closer look at their Navy career. Service members often get so focused on the short term that they chance to pause from their operational commitments and focus on their careers. experiences through formal briefs and establishing professional connections with their Supply Corps colleagues. The symposium provided the right mix of information download The events guest speaker was Commander, Submarine Group the Navy into the future, and touched on how important it is in todays involved with more than logistics, especially at sea. were able to spend time both talking with professional career planners had experienced different types of duty. The point of this symposium is to give us ideas for the future. I can do and what I should do... It gives us options for the future. 2017 Northwest JOTS in Bangor, Washington ...continued on page 42
Around NAVSUP of the Navy and the Supply Corps. Left: Left: NAVSUP Energy selected NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka Deputy Fuels Director SCPO Criss Coleman as the 2016 Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program). Coleman directly supervises 11 Sailors and provides supervisory oversight for one U.S. civil service employee and 100 Japanese national master labor contractors. As a Site Sasebo senior enlisted leader, he provides deck plate leadership and institutional/technical expertise to 29 Sailors unit cohesiveness and morale. Coleman is directly involved in every facet of terminal operations, maintenance, construction, inspections and repair. He provides the right solution, on time, every time. He is also dedicated to professional development and community service. He is a year-round volunteer at Hui-town community center teaching English as a second language and facilitating cultural exchange with local nationals. His devotion helps build relationships and strengthens ties between the base and local community. Coleman consistently exhibits impeccable judgment and a clear focus on process in his daily management of operations. Left to right, former NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Code 700 Director, Bill Campbell; Code 700 Deputy Director, LCDR Roel Orozco; and Code 700 Director, Kevin Henderson, accept the Bulk Fuel category in the 2016 Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program.JULY/AUGUST 2017 42 ...continued from page 41
43 Around NAVSUP NAVSUP GLS, All NAVSUP FLCs Receive NAVSUP Retention Excellence AwardBY SUZANNA BRUGLER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, NAVSUP GLOBAL LOGISTICS SUPPORT recognizes superior command accomplishment in executing programs and policies which best enable Sailors to succeed in their Navy careers. This important milestone shows a commitment that each command has for their career development programs and Counselor, Chief Navy Counselor Mario Maytorena. Maytorena oversees the governing all nine sites on initiatives such as family readiness, personal and professional development, command sponsors, indoctri -nation, career development boards, ombudsmen, and the Transition Goals, Plans, Success The command-assigned career counselors are the key focal point for the success of the command career development program, which is a hallmark of retention, said Maytorena. Maytorena further explained that the program receives standards of excellence benchmarks, which are annually set and NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Singapore Contracting Team Supports Effort to Bring Vietnam Era MIA Remains Home BY TINA C. STILLIONS DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER YOKOSUKA These contracts provided services for logistics and mission support, warehouse services, communication equipment maintenance, transportation, site surveys, investigative missions, boat charter and recovery missions, said Cmdr. Nicola support the detachments during excavations. were awarded for long-term logistics support services to the region. two mission support services, and two helicopter support services contracts were awarded in based on their individual needs. Each location received ordering level two authority dollar threshold. Imprest Fund authority, which is important because most vendors in these locations Remains were discovered during excavations that took place in the provinces We dont always get to take the daily basis and how that impacts lives, great to see the team be a part of
44 National Contract Management Association Holds Small Business Outreach Training BY BARBARA BURCH, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER JACKSONVILLE personnel to interact and exchange current information on program management, logistics and acquisition through mentoring, workshops, and training classes. Several state and local government agencies also provided information on doing business Panel discussions and workshops were offered on many subjects including government Small business owners and entrepreneurs provided advice from the small business owners perspective. attendees. They are motivated and interested in learning more about business opportunities with The event wrapped up with matchmaking sessions with industry professionals mentoring small business participants, strengthening the positive relationship of small businesses and government contracting. Welcoming remarks provided by NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Sites Atsugi, Misawa Receive Blue E AwardBY TINA C. STILLIONS, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER YOKOSUKA The Blue E is awarded to commands for outstanding supply aviation support that meets standards of excellence in supply management inspections, monthly type commander pulse points, and supply leadership and supporting departments. annual award. Both sites have received the consecutive years. congratulate the team. I think that this is just part and parcel of what makes this team exceptional, said personally thank the team and remind them day in and day out. the exceptional caliber of his team. sionalism and outstanding work ethic of our Japanese workforce and assigned military a testament to their outstanding excellence in supply management and logistics support Around NAVSUP
BY JAVANI G. JONES, PUBLIC AFFAIRS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER BAHRAIN visit was to allow civilian and local national employees the opportunity the pickup of hazardous waste. While viewing the working operations of logistics specialists, I was able to see the bridge of the ship and run on the upper deck. I learned about the Sailors real lives and the hardship of all service members. I am very thankful for the opportunity to see their world, said Touring the aircraft carrier was a thrilling experience providing a service of providing logistics support for customers. Sailors has increased tremendously. It was my honor, pleasure, and treat experiences of my life, said Priya Rathnakara, purchasing agent, civilians and the diverse multi-national team of local nationals who work hand-in-hand with military to ensure ships are provided the support and resources needed to meet their challenging tasks while in theater. appreciation for each man and woman serving in our military, said Jill NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor Conducts Cake Decorating SeminarBY SENIOR CHIEF CULINARY SPECIALISTS RICHARD C. HALL II, USN NAVY FOOD MANAGEMENT TEAM, NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER PEARL HARBOR their facility to support the NFMT in training and equipping the were in attendance to enhance their culinary skills. This seminar was the second of four scheduled to occur during These seminars provide CSs with basic and advanced skills in cake decorating to include the preparation of frostings, proper coloring techniques, and how to properly utilize various types of cake decorating equipment. The students also learned how to mask students had the freedom to create and design the cake of their choosing. Training conducted off-hull affords Sailors the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that is free of distractions and pressures associated with life aboard ship or submarine. decorating are endless," said Fernandez. "Culinary teams around the Navy are called on daily, not just for holidays and theme meals, to boost morale and what better way to do that than by preparing, decorating and serving a cake that leaves a lasting impression on the The Pearl Harbor team is one of six NFMTs serving the CS one of many seminars that can professionally enhance culinary skills and positively impact and improve operations. NAVSUP FLC Bahrain Personnel Tour USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) CSSN Devin Kane, USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), decorates a cake during the seminar. (U.S. Navy photo) Around NAVSUP 45 The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter Below: NAVSUP FLC Bahrain personnel learn the history of the USS George H. W. Bush during their tour.
46 Around NAVSUP NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Sites Receive Sixth Consecutive Blue E for Supply Excellence The Blue E is awarded to naval air stations and naval stations with an aviation support sive supply management inspection. monthly standards of excellence within the goals This marks the sixth consecutive award for every year since shore stations were eligible for BY BARBARA BURCH, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER JACKSONVILLE Top: NAS Jacksonville Center: NAS Key West Bottom: Naval Station Mayport
47 Around NAVSUP NAVSUP FLC Norfolk NFMT Holds Asian BY TOM KREIDEL, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER NORFOLK to teach junior CSs basic food preparation and culinary techniques "The particular goal of this class was to create a fun and positive learn fundamental cooking techniques in a structured environment," provides the perfect backdrop for this type of training." skills, galley sanitation and galley organization. The class also taught cooking skills for a variety of cultural dishes, including egg drop soup, chicken adobo, and vegetable stir fry, as well as desserts. "I appreciate expanding my knowledge as a culinary specialist a student from Harry S. Truman. Stubbs added that he appreciated the patience shown by the NFMT instructors. "The NFMT instructors provided hands-on step-by-step direction throughout each stage of the cooking process to ensure the students learned the correct method to prepare the menu item sizes are needed for these types of classes because of the complexity involved in preparing these products." skills these CSs learned can be used in cultural celebrations back at their duty stations. This class was one of many that are offered by the NFMT throughout the year. Classes range in topics from galley sanitation, to pastry making and holiday meals. NAVSUP FLC Norfolk NFMT held an
48 NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Navy Food Management Team is Cooking it UpBY BARBARA BURCH OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER JACKSONVILLE D to cook from scratch. The training emphasized using fresh ingredients to make galley favorites vice using prepackaged frozen foods. meal preparation, daily paperwork preparation, recipe conversion, and equipment usage and safety. Wednesday and Thursday were dedicated to learning how to set a French term for having ingredients prepared before making a recipe. Students also learned to break down and clean whole beef tenderloins, followed by the basics of making pie crust and dinner rolls. setup and service. "The students enjoyed honing their skills, learning different methods of cooking and how to easily enhance products and make menu items from scratch rather than a bag or can," said Chief CS Christopher Gehr. The students were put to the test on Friday by preparing a full meal for ten guests, highlighting their new knowledge and skills. who enjoyed a semi-formal meal. of mushroom soup and dinner rolls. The main course consisted of beans. The meal concluded with freshly baked, warm apple pie. "I learned time management followed by how to make use of available ingredients. When you learn how to adjust recipes using ingredients you already have, you can effectively produce better tasting baking and the breakdown of baking as a science. CS3 Gibson browning Bombay Chicken. CSs receive a round of applause for the outstanding meal they prepared. CSSN Anderson Ou, CSSN Mario Pacheco, CS3 Takeia Gibson, CS2 Jonathan Melendez, CS2 Laurence Matthews, CSC Christopher Gehr, CSC William Kanack Ensign Ryan Le, Lt. Cmdr. Alejandra Holch, Lt. Daniel Harman. Photos by Barbara Burch Around NAVSUP
NAVSUP FLC NORFOLK Holds Logistics Support Training for ReservistsFROM THE OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER NORFOLK concentrated on completing all required sections for the second phase, journeyman-level standard, with the goal of preparing course supply department organization, logistics support center fundamentals, medical and pharmaceutical, husbanding support, and subsistence prime vendor. serving as the model oversight organization for global logistics. Course attendees also learned about various computer-based logistics Manifest System-Tactical and Joint Programs Remedy Service Management, each of which Teams. -ment mindset, we look for ways to make the course better in that we can support Recently, we added a brief section covering to be continuously conscious of the logistics mission and our responsibilities to maintain In addition to the classroom presentaoperations, the Material Processing Center, and a walkthrough of its warehousing procedures. Products and Services mission and supply-focused instruction of and Control Program, and the Military Postal System operations Norfolks waterfront customers. in a few months. years has been very rewarding for him. watching your kids grow, he joked. NAVSUP FLC Reservists gathered at NAVSUP FLC Norfolk for a four-day Navy RLSR course. Around NAVSUP 49 The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter
50 Around NAVSUP From below the aircraft, onlookers watch spoilers are ready to bring her safely to the ground. With a pronounced thud, she lands and gently glides along the runway. providing logistics support for the president support role providing fuels, customs support, hazardous material support, and transportation during the dignitaries visit in support of the White House pre-advanced team visited Sigonella to capture capabilities and conduct a site survey for the upcoming visit. charged with moving gear and equipment in support of the summit. experience and being able to support such a great cause was an honor. The fuels divisions motivation and teamwork shined clean, clear, and bright, just like the fuel we gave them, aircraft, including fuel support and coordination from partner nations Japan and France, and refueling efforts, and coordinated customs support for armed Secret Service agents and NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Provides Critical Logistics Support During POTUS Visit to SicilyBY TIA NICHOLE MCMILLEN, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER SIGONELLA include weapons clearance and a liaising service for Italian customs support to Sigonella. I think this is one of the most challenging logistics support activities Ive ever led. With so many partners and so many key players, it was imperative that we all understood both what we owned and how we needed to support need it. In this case, it was ensuring the commander in chief arrived safely and was able to meet his mission. Above: U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force fuelers sit on the tarmac at Naval Air Station Sigonella Left: Air Force One and Two sit on the tarmac at Naval Air Station Sigonella as President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the G7 Summit in Taormina, photos by Lt. Cmdr. Erika Mo Schoenthal
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