NAVSUP News and Updates

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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
06 MAR 2020

FY21 Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief Board Results

Congratulations to the following Supply enlisted personnel who have been
selected for Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief by the FY21
Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief Selection Boards.

Command Master Chief - Active
LSCM Evelyn H. Wallace ATG SAN DIEGO

Command Senior Chief - Active
CSCS Jacelyne J. Augustin USS ASHLAND LSD 48
LSCS Avagayle D. Williams NRD NEW YORK

Command Senior Chief - Full Time Support
LSCS Yuvetta N. Abiera USS MESA VERDE LPD 19

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding senior enlisted leaders in their selection.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
5 MAR 2020

Women's History Month

Every year during the month of March, we recognize and celebrate Women's History. This year's theme, "Honoring the Past, Securing the Future," highlights the evolution of women's service to our Navy and nation.

Women have played an important role throughout our Navy's history. While permitted to serve as Navy nurses since the 1800s, they could not enlist until World War I. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Public Law 689 creating the Navy's women Reserve program, paving the way for both officer and enlisted women to join the sea service in World War II. In 2016, the Department of Defense opened all military occupations and positions to all who qualify and meet specific standards, allowing women to serve without barriers.

Today, nearly 78,000 active, Reserve and enlisted women serve in the Navy's ranks. They answer the call to serve and play a vital role at all levels of leadership, bringing new perspectives and innovative ideas to the fight. The work they perform contributes significantly to the readiness of warfighting, warfighters, and the future Navy.

Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements by all women, both military and civilian, who support the Navy today, tomorrow, and in the future.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
4 MAR 2020

CY19 Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program Winners

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the CY19 Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program. This award program is divided into four command award categories and a single category to honor individuals.

Category I Naval Bulk Fuel Terminal:
Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Point Loma

Category II Navy Retail Fuel Activity:
Naval Air Station Fallon

Category III Marine Corps Fuel Facility:
Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni

Category IV Marine Corps Tactical Fuel Unit:
Marine Wing Support Squadron 371

Category V Individuals:

Navy Fuels Officer
LCDR Daniel Maldonado, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego

Navy Fuels Chief Petty Officer
LSCS Randy Huttonmills, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk

Navy Fuels Petty Officer
ABF2 Brian Farber, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella

Navy Fuels Civilian
Mr. David Sue-Ling, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella

Marine Corps Fuels Officer
CWO3 Edgardo Borrero, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Marine Corps Fuels Staff NCO
GySgt William Friddle, MCAS New River

Marine Corps Fuels Civilian
Mr. Mark DeSander, MCAS Iwakuni

Congratulations to these individuals and teams on a job well done!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
3 MAR 2020

Supply Corps Officers Nominated for Promotion

Nominations for promotion of Captain Matthew N. Ott III and Captain Dion D. English to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) were received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

CAPT Ott is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP).

Ott received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business with a Psychology minor from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and commissioned via VMI's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. In 2004, he earned a Master of Business Administration in Global Supply Chain Management and E-Business and Digital Commerce from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a 2011 distinguished graduate of National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where he earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy. He is also a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Executive School of Government, Harvard University.

Previous shore assignments include commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville; director of Aviation Operations, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Defense Supply Center Philadelphia Pacific Region; aircraft depot repair officer, S-3 Viking lead logistician, P-3 Orion lead logistician and director of Industrial Support Programs, Naval Inventory Control Point Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; aide to the 14th Director, DLA; flag aide to the Commander, NAVSUP and 41st Chief of Supply Corps; and logistics outfitting and grooming officer, Commander, Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet.

His afloat assignments include supply officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76); pre-commissioning and commissioning supply officer, USS Decatur (DDG 73); and aviation support division officer, USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Each of his teams earned multiple Supply Blue "E" Awards for Excellence.

Ott was one of the first officers on ground in Haiti following January 2010’s 7.0 earthquake, serving as one of the five members of U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM’s) Logistics Assessment Team. He remained until March 2010 as DLA Support Team’s Operations officer supporting SOUTHCOM, Joint Task Force-Haiti, and the Joint Logistics Command-Haiti in Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE.

He is designated as a Naval Aviation Supply Officer and a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is a Joint Qualified Officer. He is Level III Life Cycle Logistics certified and is the Supply Corps’ first Life Cycle Logistics Key Leadership Position designee. His teams earned the prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year award for innovation and excellence for 2016 (NAVSUP Logistics Cell Team out of Philadelphia) and 2017 (NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Enterprise Logistics Response Team). Both teams were also selected as NAVSUP’s Logistics Team of the Year.

Ott’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; and various unit and campaign awards.

CAPT English is currently assigned to the Joint Staff as deputy director, Supply and Distribution (J44).

English entered the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training program. He received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and was commissioned through the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Southern University. He earned a master’s in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He attended the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Previous shore assignments include commanding officer, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella; director, Supply Corps Detailing, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-4412); logistics readiness officer, Logistics Current Operations Division, N4 Directorate for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; deputy logistics operations officer, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), Fort Monroe, Virginia; executive assistant to the Commander, Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio; and ship force support officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia.

His afloat assignments include disbursing and sales officer, USS Scott (DDG 995); cargo and stock control officer, USNS San Diego (T-AFS 6); supply officer, USS Barry (DDG 52); and commanding officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit ONE.

He is designated as a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and as a Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is a Joint Qualified Officer. While serving as NAVSUP FLC Sigonella commanding officer, his command earned recognition as member of the prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year.

English’s personal decorations include Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; and Navy Achievement Medal.

Please join me in congratulating CAPT Ott and CAPT English on achieving this significant career milestone!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
25 FEB 2020

Supply Corps Reserve Officer Nominated for Promotion

Nomination for promotion of Captain Patrick S. Hayden to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

CAPT Hayden is currently serving as Reserve deputy director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance (N4RB), Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Hayden is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science. He received his commission as an ensign from Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in August 1992. He attended the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) in Athens, Georgia. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University and a Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.

Active duty tours include supply officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); staff officer, N41, Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF); logistics officer, Naval Special Warfare Group 3; and action officer at the Pentagon.

His Reserve assignments include commanding officer, Navy Reserve (NR), Commander, Pacific Fleet, Logistics Readiness Center, San Diego, California; commanding officer, NR, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support; deputy chief, Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, U.S. Transportation Command; commanding officer, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 10; commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Logistics Assistance Team, Columbus, Ohio; commanding officer, NR Naval Special Warfare Group Logistic Support Unit 1; and logistics officer, Naval Special Warfare Det. Columbus, Ohio.

After his command tour with NCHB-10, he deployed with Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forward as the deputy commander of a task group of 560 Sailors at 23 detachments in seven Middle Eastern countries providing customs clearance, air cargo handling, logistics and expeditionary services for Joint Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). At the end of his DLA command tour, he forward deployed to the U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center in Kuwait as deputy director of current operations. His initial recall as a reservist was with Commander, Naval Air Forces assessing the logistics pipeline for the Navy’s top weapon system platform, the F/A-18 Hornet to support OEF in Afghanistan.

He is designated a Naval Aviation Supply Officer and Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer. He completed the Advanced Management Program at NSCS Athens and the Senior Navy Reserve Officer Course and Navy Reserve Advanced Management Seminar at Commander, Navy Reserve Force.

Hayden’s personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; and various unit and campaign awards.

Please join me in congratulating CAPT Hayden on achieving this significant career milestone!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
25 FEB 2020

Supply Corps Internship Programs Spring 2020

Supply Corps internship programs provide junior officers with an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in the Supply Corps' principal competencies and explore various functional subspecialties. Internship applications are being considered for the following programs: Business Financial Management (BFM), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Joint Operational Logistics (JOL), Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer (NACO), Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP), and Petroleum Management (POL). Billet information is available on the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) website and on the eSUPPO app.

Warfare qualified officers (O1-O3) with a Projected Rotation Date (PRD) between May 2020 and April 2021 and will have completed one operational tour are eligible. Application inquiries should be directed to the Internship Program Coordinator via email ( or by phone (901-874-4273, DSN 882).

Additional information, to include a sample application, is available on the NPC website. Endorsed applications are due no later than 15 April 2020. Submissions must be sent as a PDF, without Social Security numbers, to Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail upon receipt.

By submitting an application, officers agree to complete a 24-month internship and to remain on active duty for an additional tour of duty. The administrative screening of applicants will commence on 20 April 2020.

I highly encourage you to contact your mentors to discuss their unique perspectives regarding these opportunities.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
25 FEB 2020

Supply Corps Reserve Flag Nominated for Promotion

Nomination for promotion of Rear Admiral (lower half) Grafton D. “Chip” Chase, Jr. to the rank of Rear Admiral was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

RDML Chase is currently serving as director, Joint Reserve Forces (J9), Defense Logistics Agency.

Previous duty stations include Fleet Supply, Logistics and Ordnance (N4), U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet; commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California; Reserve director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations, N41, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia; deputy chief of staff for Reserve Operations, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California; Military Traffic Management Command Det. 202, Alexandria, Virginia; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 10, Yorktown, Virginia; Naval Reserve Readiness Command South, Fort Worth, Texas; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, Washington, District of Columbia; and Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, Virginia. His command tours include: Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Norfolk Det. 207, Richmond, Virginia; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 8, Lakehurst, New Jersey; Defense Finance and Accounting Service Cleveland 105, Cleveland, Ohio; and commodore, 4th Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment, Jacksonville, Florida.

His afloat tours were aboard USS Clark (FFG 11) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). He has also served staff tours with the Naval Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a flag aide and the weapons systems manager for the EA-6B Prowler during Operation Desert Storm.

Please join me in congratulating RDML Chase on his promotion!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
19 FEB 2020

Navy Supply Corps 225th Birthday

From Tench Francis, appointed Purveyor of Public Supplies in 1795, to the office I am honored and humbled to serve today, the Supply Corps has set the standard for excellence and selfless devotion to duty. “A sound logistics plan is the foundation upon which a war operation should be based,” said former Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Raymond Spruance. With more than two centuries of accomplished history in our wake, together we continue our journey at flank speed to counter an ever-evolving threat environment while maintaining freedom of the seas.

The Supply Corps’ history is the story of its people — the men and women who embody integrity, resourcefulness, innovation, creativity, tenacity and dedication. Each of their stories has a place in the context of American naval history, and, as a result, reflects in contributions to past victories at sea and current Integrated Naval Force readiness. Thank your families for their continuous support, and never forget those who gave their lives in the service of our nation. Appreciate the contributions of those serving alongside you, shoulder-to-shoulder, to advance our mission — such as our Logistics Specialists, Culinary Specialists, Retail Services Specialists and civilians.

From replenishments at sea – first conducted by USS Constitution in 1799 and later considered a “secret weapon” in World War II – to today’s globally integrated supply chains, we remain Navy’s premiere readiness enablers.

Now is a time to celebrate 225-years of being ready to serve, ready to sustain the fight, and Ready for Sea! Be proud of our Corps and your distinguished achievements. You are truly one-of-a-kind in our Navy, and I am grateful for your dedicated service. Happy Birthday, Supply Corps!


11 FEB 2020

FY21 Active Duty LDO/CWO Selection Board Results

Congratulations to the following Supply senior enlisted personnel who have
been selected for Limited Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer via the
FY-21 In-service Procurement Board.

Supply Corps Limited Duty Officer - 6510

LSC (SW/AW) Moses T. Aburo     
LSC (SW) Etienne K. Attobra
RSC (SW/AW/IW) Seng I. Chan     
LSC (SW/EXW) Robert C. Georgen
LSCS (SW) Robert C. Gervacio       
LSC (AW/SW) Adam C. Jerasa
LSC (SW/AW) Andres A. Matos Jr.

Food Service Warrant Officer - 7521

CSC (SW/AW) Dominique A. Birch       
CSCS (SW/EXW) Jeremy J. Domagalski
CSC (SW/AW) Darweshi S. Eldridge       
CSC (SW/AW) Rodell L. Hardaway
CSC (SW) Derek A. Lyons     
CSC (SW) Martell L. Pierce
CSSC (SS) Christopher R. Rhoads       

CSSC (SS/DV) David Z. Souchon

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding senior enlisted leaders
on their selection.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
3 Feb 2020

National African American/Black History Month

February is National African American/Black History Month, a time to recognize the significant contributions of African American men and women who have influenced our past, present, and continue to shape our future. This year’s theme, “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future,” encourages us to rediscover the histories of African Americans who have endured and overcome racial prejudice, discrimination, and segregation to help build a better future for our Nation.

One of the most notable figures who influenced our Navy, Mess Attendant Doris “Dorie” Miller, saved the lives of countless Sailors aboard the USS West Virginia (BB 48) after it was torpedoed during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Miller moved his shipmates to safer areas on the ship, tended to the wounded, and valiantly fought attacking Japanese forces by firing an anti-aircraft gun for which he had no training as African Americans were still not allowed to serve in combat positions. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross for bravery.

Honoring his valor, and as an inspiration to the Navy’s present and future Sailors, just a few weeks ago the Navy named its newest aircraft carrier USS Doris Miller (CVN 81). It will be the first aircraft carrier named for an enlisted Sailor and the first named for an African American.

As Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith noted, “The Sailors who will put the USS Doris Miller to sea will be the fortunate ones, as heirs to the mightiest of Navy legends who epitomized the kind of fighting Sailor we need today.”

Miller is just one of many whose character continues to drive our resilient, determined, and unwavering forces. Please take some time this month to learn about other African American men and women whose legacies continue to shape our Navy and our nation.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
3 FEB 2020

FY21 Supply Corps Captain Major Command Ashore and Commander Milestone
Boards (#56/#55)

The Supply Corps Captain Major Command Ashore Screen Board (#56) is
scheduled to convene on 18 June 2020, and the Supply Corps Commander
Milestone Screen Board (#55) is scheduled to convene on 21 June 2020. Board
#56 will consider eligible captains in Promotion Year Group (PYG) 2016
through PYG 2020, and Board #55 will consider eligible commanders in PYGs
2018 and 2019.

The successful completion of an oral board is mandatory prior to being
screened by either board. The oral board is a one-time requirement during a
Supply Corps officer's career. Each NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center commanding
officer has been designated as the regional lead for coordinating the
membership and management of commander oral boards. The NAVSUP Office of
Supply Corps Personnel (NAVSUP OP) will coordinate the membership and
management of captain oral boards upon request.

Reporting Senior Nomination and Oral Board Recommendation letters must be
submitted to NAVSUP OP no later than 01 May 2020. Letters should be emailed

Captains and commanders who submit a letter to the board requesting to not
be considered for either board will no longer be eligible for future
administrative screen boards at that rank. Additionally, officers who do not
complete the full qualification process outlined in NAVSUPINST 1412.1B for
consideration before their milestone board opportunity will lose future
board eligibility at that rank unless a command-endorsed request for
exception is submitted and approved by the Chief of Supply Corps.

Review NAVSUPINST 1412.1B for further information. You may address questions
to the Supply Corps Career Counselor at


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps

NAVSUP Names New Vice Commander

Today, I have the privilege of announcing the selection of Mr. Kurt J. Wendelken to replace Mr. Michael T. Madden as NAVSUP Vice Commander.  Mr. Madden will retire later this month. 

Mr. Wendelken currently serves as the NAVSUP Assistant Commander for Supply Chain Technology/Systems Integration and Chief Information Officer. In this position, he serves as Navy’s lead for supply chain technology exploitation, systems integration, data analytics and the authoritative expert for supply chain surety and cyber protection.

Mr. Wendelken entered the Senior Executive Service (SES) in December 2016 after a 26-year career as a Navy Supply Corps officer, beginning with his 1991 commissioning from Aviation Officer Candidate School.  He has served in a variety of supply, information technology (IT) and logistics positions, including sea tours onboard the command ship USS LaSalle (AGF 3), the guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) and the amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5). Shore assignments included Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Business Systems Center; Chief, External IT Services at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE); and the Enterprise Business System Resource Sponsor on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in international business/international affairs from Hofstra University and a Master of Science in information technology management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Wendelken is also a graduate of the Executive Program, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College and the U.S. Naval War College, College of Command and Staff.  He is certified level III in lifecycle logistics and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.

He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit and several other personal and unit awards from his uniformed service.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Wendelken.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
20 DEC 2019

Supply Corps Post Graduate Education Screening (810/811 Board)

Operational requirements affecting the availability of selected 810/811 officers for the fall 2020 program necessitates a Supply Corps Post Graduate Education Supplemental Screen Board. The board will convene 13 January 2020 and will select officers from promotion year groups (YGs) 2011-2013 to participate in both the Supply Acquisition/Distribution Management (810) and the University of Kansas Petroleum Management (811) Programs to commence in fall of 2020. This supplemental screen board will be in addition to the annual 810/811 board that will convene in May 2020.

Officers selected for the 810 Program will receive a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from one of the nation's top business schools and earn the Supply Acquisition/Distribution Management subspecialty code (1301P). Officers selected for the 811 Program will attend the University of Kansas and earn an MBA degree from the School of Business, a graduate certificate in Petroleum Management from the School of Engineering, and a Petroleum Management subspecialty code (1307P).

All officers in YGs 2011-2013 who request screening by the supplemental board via a package to the Board President will be eligible for consideration. Eligibility requirements include: completion of two operational tours by July 2020; a warfare qualification; an Academic Profile Code (APC) on file; and a GMAT or GRE score report.

In the package to the Board President, eligible officers who wish to be considered must include the following:

-Letter to the Board stating preferred program
-GMAT or GRE Score Report
-APC waiver request (if necessary)

Sample letters can be found by visiting the Supply Corps Career Counselor website at:

All packages to the board must be received by 10 January 2020. Packages may be emailed to:

Please contact the Supply Corps Career Counselor at 901-874-4621/4622 or if you have any questions. Good luck!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
18 DEC 2019

Happy Holidays from NAVSUP

Season's Greetings!

Thank you for your momentous contributions to the NAVSUP mission, it's been
a very successful year. Your efforts from reform and audit to making sure
our customers get what they need when they need it, are the key contributors
to our success. I look forward to what we can accomplish in 2020!

Please remember the military and civilian workforce away from their families
this season, and always keep safety a priority as you enjoy time with family
and friends.

NAVSUP Vice Commander Mike Madden, NAVSUP Command Master Chief Steve Horton,
and I wish you a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year.  Please
take a minute to check out our holiday video at one of these sites:

YouTube: (with closed captioning)

CAC-enabled site:

haring   (downloadable MP4)


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
19 NOV 2019

Supply Corps Fall 2019 Internship Selectees

Congratulations to the following selectees for the Fall 2019 internship screening. The programs in
which they will participate include: Business/Enterprise Supply Chain Management (BEM),
Business/Financial Management (BFM), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Joint Operational Logistics
(JOL), Navy Acquisition Contracting (NACO), Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP), Logistics
Planner (PLAN), and Petroleum (POL). 

The internship selectees for Fall 2019 are:

LT Brittany S. Saulsberry                                USS WYOMING                              POL
LT Tyler G. Sterk                                               PRECOMUNIT TRIPOLI                 ILS
LTJG Antonio J. Almazan                                 USS MESA VERDE                         NACO
LTJG Christina M. Blackburn                           USS LOUISIANA                             PLAN
LTJG William A. Coffey, Jr.                              USS GEORGE WASHINGTON      POL
LTJG Taylor A. Deegan                                     USS GEORGIA                                ILS
LTJG Jarred R. M. Reiddixon                           USS JAMES E WILLIAMS              PLAN
LTJG Jesse R. Doiron                                        USS SPRUANCE                             NACO
LTJG Paul J. Fogolin                                          USS JOHN STENNIS                      NACO
LTJG Marcus R. Foster                                     AEGIS POLAND                              JOL
LTJG Terry M. Hogan, II                                   USS PORT ROYAL                          BEM
LTJG Evan A. Hughes                                        USS OKLAHOMA CITY                  BEM
LTJG Michelot Joseph                                      USS TOPEKA                                  NACO
LTJG Timothy W. Metzger                              USS HAWAII                                   NNPP
LTJG Tyler M. Murphy                                     USS WASP                                      ILS
LTJG Ricky L. Oliver, II                                      USS CARL VINSON                        ILS
LTJG William C. Park                                        USS STOCKDALE                            ILS
LTJG Marc E. Santos                                         USS CARTER HALL                        NACO
LTJG Juan M. Y. G. Sese                                   USS BULKELEY                              BFM
LTJG Mario L. Smaldino                                   USS EMORY S LAND                     ILS
LTJG Stefan D. Sookoo                                     USS ESSEX                                     NACO
LTJG Adrian W. O. Tomaneng                         USS VELLA GULF                          POL
LTJG Nicholas S. Zimmer                                  USS JOHN C STENNIS                  BFM

Again, congratulations to each of you on a job well done!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
15 NOV 2019

64th DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award

Congratulations to Robert J. Bianchi, chief executive officer of NAVSUP’s echelon three Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), as recipient of the 64th Annual Department of Defense (DoD) Distinguished Civilian Service Award (DCSA).

The DCSA is the highest recognition DoD can award an employee, and it is presented to a small number of civilian employees whose careers reflect exceptional devotion to duty and significant contributions of broad scope in policy, scientific, technical or administrative fields that increase effectiveness and efficiency.

Bianchi was recognized for his exceptional efforts and unparalleled leadership across two global organizations, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and the NEXCOM. With a combined workforce of 29,000 employees and annual budget of $10 billion, he has implemented commercial business practices and pioneered change to revolutionize the grocery and retail services provided to our Nation’s warfighters. This included an extensive budget data call effort to reduce and align requirements to achieve efficiencies and savings across DeCA that resulted in an estimated $65 million reduction in requirements for FY 2019 that will continue through the out-years. Additionally, in FY 2018, he implemented two of four increments of next generation Enterprise Business Solution, a fully integrated platform that will modernize DeCA’s resale business operations, resulting in a complete modernization of the commissary supply chain system. His efforts have greatly enhanced the quality of life and overall force readiness for military personnel, veterans and their families.

Please join me in congratulating Rob Bianchi.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
12 NOV 2019

National American Indian Heritage Month

The 2019 National American Indian Heritage Month theme, “Honoring Our Nations: Building Strength Through Understanding,” inspires us to celebrate and seek to learn more about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of 573 federally recognized tribal nations.

The history of this observance dates back to 1916, when the governor of New York declared the first American Indian Day on record after Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. In 1924, Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act, and in 1986, Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed the proclamation authorizing American Indian Week. Finally, in 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month.

Our most recent demographic data counts more than 21,500 American Indian or Alaska Native members of our Armed Forces, with nearly 9,000 serving in the Navy. More than 160,000 American Indians call themselves veterans today. Their enduring contributions to the Navy, Armed Forces, and the nation is unwavering.

Please take some time to appreciate and learn more about the countless contributions Native Americans have made throughout our nation’s history.   


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
8 NOV 2019

NAVSUP Active and Reserve Sailors of the Year

Our Sailors of the Year for 2019 are Logistics Specialist First Class (SW/AW) Claudette Rabajante and Logistics Specialist First Class (SCW) Clarence Allen.

LS1 Claudette Rabajante is NAVSUP’s 2019 Active duty Sailor of the Year. 

She was selected from a highly competitive group of nine Active duty Sailors of the Year. LS1 Rabajante demonstrated impeccable leadership and performance while serving as leading petty officer at NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Regional Mail Center (RMC). She led 47 Sailors and civilian employees in meticulously processing more than six million pounds of mail, and providing logistics support to 575 commands. 

As the mid-Atlantic assistant official mail manager (AOMM), LS1 Rabajante assisted 1,300 official mail managers and AOMMs in administering Navy’s official mail cost control program, leading to $7 million of savings at seven sites. Additionally, she led three inspectors spearheading 457 mid-Atlantic annual postal inspections contributing to Navy’s Audit Readiness. Finally, displaying active command engagement as drug and alcohol program advisor, she facilitated training for 322 Sailors, resulting in zero alcohol related incidents for the year. 

LS1 Rabajante was born in Zamboanga City, Philippines, and moved to the United States in 2003. She enlisted in 2012 as a Logistics Specialist.

LS1 Clarence Allen is NAVSUP’s 2019 Reserve Sailor of the Year. 

He was selected from a highly competitive group of four Reserve Sailors of the Year. LS1 Allen demonstrated exemplary leadership and a can-do spirit as leading petty officer for administrative affairs and command career counselor at Naval Reserve NAVSUP FLC Sigonella and Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center Norfolk.

In less than two months upon returning from a three-year active duty for special work assignment, LS1 Allen astutely led four Sailors at Naval Reserve NAVSUP FLC Sigonella in the rejuvenation of the command’s Reserve administration support program. As lead career counselor, he proactively corresponded with more than 1,000 Sailors and two detachments ensuring all members were current on the latest policies and procedures. While deployed, LS1 Allen led six Sailors across three divisions resulting in successful transport of 1,250 deployed Sailors and eight military working dogs in-and-out of theater. Finally, he facilitated Capstone training for 955 returning Sailors on the new blended retirement system. 

LS1 Allen is a native of California and moved to Texas in 1985. He enlisted in the Navy in 2005 as a Storekeeper.

Please join me in congratulating our NAVSUP Sailors of the Year. Job well done! 


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
8 NOV 2019

Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women who served and are still serving in the armed forces. We are also reminded of the commitment required to preserve our way of life, and fully acknowledge that freedom is not free.   

A century ago, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. In 1954, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day, honoring service, patriotism, love of country, and willingness to sacrifice for the greater good.

Veterans past and present continue to serve our communities, applying lessons learned in uniform to state/local government, industry, non-profit organizations, and more. There are infinite examples of veterans making a difference, and reminding us that service goes beyond the uniform.

Take a moment to remember veterans and their families, those serving in harm’s way, and those lain to rest. We must never forget the resolve of our nation’s heroes. 

Thanks to all of you for your service.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
1 OCT 2019

Ship’s Serviceman to Retail Services Specialist Rating Name Change & NAVSUP P-487 Update

As part of the Navy’s Sailor 2025 and Rating Modernization initiatives, effective 1 October, Navy is renaming the Ship’s Serviceman (SH) rating to Retail Services Specialist (RS). The change provides a title that more closely reflects the important work these Sailors perform on a daily basis.

Following this change, there are approximately 2,000 RS’s. Established in 1885 as the Tailor rating, the name was changed to Ship’s Serviceman in 1943, when additional duties were added. SH rating initially identified four specialty areas: barber, laundryman, tailor, and cobbler. Subsequently, store clerk was included as one of the specialty areas. They also develop marketing strategies for ships’ stores, oversee sales and service operations, and provide funding to morale, welfare and recreation programs.

Also of note, following a rigorous review, the NAVSUP P-487 has undergone a significant update. Most notable updates include: rating name change; implementation of Retail Operations Management version 3 afloat retail point of sale systems; processing unmatched expenditures quarterly vice monthly (to match DFAS); reporting financial differences to TYCOMs immediately; and incorporating interim Ship Store Bulletin guidance.

I am certain our new Retail Services Specialists will continue to provide superior quality-of-life services and support. Please join me in congratulating our Retail Services Specialists on this milestone!


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