Navy Supply Corps School Certifies 44 Students ‘Ready for Sea’

BY LT. RYAN MATLOCK, SC, USN
NAVY SUPPLY CORPS SCHOOL

RADM Yuen, Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps addresses graduates.

 

September 1, Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) Commanding Officer Capt. Doug Noble certified 44 students of the Basic Qualification Course (BQC) 3rd Battalion “Delta” Company and BQC – Naval Reserves (BQC-NR) 92nd Company “Ready for Sea” at a graduation ceremony held at the NSCS Wheeler Center.

NSCS students of the BQC ready for their graduation

 

The BQC is an in-depth 22-week curriculum encompassing the major areas of an afloat supply department to include food service, supply management, retail operations, disbursing management, Navy Cash®, personnel administration and leadership. The BQC prepares Supply Corps officers for their first operational tour by providing students with the personal and professional foundations for success. BQC-NR is a 15-month, comprehensive course of instruction, providing Navy Reserve Direct Commissioning Program officers and Supply Corps limited duty and chief warrant officers with the fundamental, technical and managerial knowledge necessary to function effectively as Supply Corps officers within the Navy Reserve.

This diverse group of students includes prior enlisted Sailors with backgrounds in surface, submarine and aviation communities. Collectively, they bring years of experience back to the fleet. As a result of the training received through the BQC and BQC-NR, 3rd Battalion and 92nd Company graduates will bring their future commanding officers increased flexibility, continuing the Supply Corps officer legacy of being naval officers first and accountable officers always.

Speaker Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen arrives onboard NSCS Wheeler Center for the ceremony.

 

The top graduates in each curriculum were recognized with professionalism awards. Ensign Matthew Gooden was the BQC 3rd Battalion Honor Graduate and Ensign Daniel Tifft was the BQC-NR 92nd Company Honor Graduate.

AWARDS

Ens. Matthew Gooden
Honor Graduate
Leadership & Management Excellence Award
Supply Management Excellence Award
Navy Exchange Service Command Ship’s Store Award

Ens. Daniel Tifft
BQC-NR Honor Graduate

Ens. Beth Robinson
Food Service Excellence Award

Ens. Joy Hamilton
Defense Finance and Accounting Service Excellence Award

Ens. Gregory Livingston
Newport County Council of the Navy League Volunteerism Award

Ens. Ricky Oliver
Navy Supply Corps Foundation Leadership Award
Military Officers of America Association Professionalism Award

Ens. Bryan Newberry
Navy Supply Corps Foundation Leadership Award

Lt. Adam Johnson
Instructor of the Battalion

November/December 2017