NAVSUP FLC Bahrain Naval Reserves Host Leadership Summit

BY JAVANI G. JONES, DIRECTOR
OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS
CENTER BAHRAIN

The commanding officer of Navy Reserve Headquarters NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain hosted a leadership summit that brought Reservists together with their supported active-duty counterparts Jan. 29 – Feb. 3.

Leadership summit participants tour the NAVSUP FLC Bahrain HAZMAT department.

The week-long summit, led by Capt. Danielle Pelczarski and her team, was designed to ensure synchronization of efforts and identification of roles in overall mission execution among the Reserve and active-duty Sailors assigned to NAVSUP FLC Bahrain.

“The leadership summit is a good way to bridge together communication with the active duty and the Reserves,” said Pelczarski.

During the summit, Reservists participated in multiple NAVSUP FLC Bahrain training events covering topics such as ethics, equal employment opportunity, and transgender awareness. In addition, they toured various locations where Reservists serve during their annual training.

Attendees were particularly intrigued with the hazardous materials unit and the contracting department.

Naval Reservists get a first–hand look of the daily operations at NAVSUP FLC Bahrain.

“My favorite part was going to the site locations, so that we understand what our Reservists are doing for the different codes, and watching our new department heads and officers get connected with the active duty,” said Pelczarski.

As the week continued, Reservists learned the current policies that govern NAVSUP FLC Bahrain.

The leadership summit showed Reservists how their counterparts overseas handle daily activities to support the warfighter. This collaboration helps to bring knowledge and understanding of the mission from leadership directly to their junior Sailors at home.

Capt. Kerry Pearson, commanding officer of NAVSUP FLC Bahrain, concluded the summit by saying, “Our Reserve members are an integral part of NAVSUP FLC Bahrain team. They are highly valued force multipliers who provide yearround support to our routine and contingency operations. This year’s summit gave us the opportunity to synergize our efforts, address challenges, and plan future efforts.”

This is the second year that NAVSUP FLC Bahrain has been the selected site for the summit, which proved to be a week of camaraderie and fellowship among shipmates.

May/June 2017