NAVSUP GLS Tours Europe/Africa Logistics Operations

BY SHANNON R. HANEY, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER SIGONELLA

Rear Adm. James McNeal, commander of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support, participates in a walking tour with NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella’s fuels personnel on board Naval Air Station Sigonella. McNeal is touring various commands in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation to improve his working knowledge of each command in order to better facilitate their supply requirements.–Photo by Shannon R. Haney

Rear Adm. James McNeal, commander of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support, participates in a walking tour with NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella’s fuels personnel on board Naval Air Station Sigonella. McNeal is touring various commands in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation to improve his working knowledge of each command in order to better facilitate their supply requirements.–Photo by Shannon R. Haney

Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) visited NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella headquarters and its site locations during a familiarization tour, March 14-23.

Rear Adm. James R. McNeal and his vice commander Mr. Bill Bickert toured NAVSUP FLC Sigonella logistics operations at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Romania; Site Djibouti in Africa; Site Souda Bay in Greece; Site Rota in Spain; and Site Naples, Site Sigonella and Sigonella headquarters in Italy.

During the all-hands calls, McNeal and Bickert answered questions, spoke with Sailors about various topics that are specific to the 6th Fleet area of operations (AOR), and even recognized individuals who have gone above and beyond with their primary responsibilities.

“Our whole goal at GLS headquarters is to support you,” said McNeal, addressing a large crowd of supply officers, enlisted logisticians and civilians at NAVSUP FLC Sigonella headquarters on board Naval Air Station Sigonella. “We are here today to thank you for all of the hard work that you do every day and to find out how GLS can serve you better.”

The visit also included meetings with U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa, and U.S. Joint Special Operations Forces Command to foster an increased understanding of the logistics operations within the U.S. 6th Fleet AOR.

May/June 2016