News from the Command Master Chief

CMDCM (SW/AW) Thaddeus T. Wright

Thaddeus T. Wright
CMDCM (SW/AW), USN

Team Supply,

Congratulations to all of our newly pinned chief petty officers! Being able to provide subject matter expert answers to all Sailors who “Ask the Chief” is the essence of who we are as chief petty officers. Let us continue to emulate the “Chief Petty Officer’s Creed” in all that we do as professionals.

This newsletter issue features Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos’ “Maritime Logistics in a Changing Strategic Environment.” Having witnessed him present this brief to senior leaders, I can tell you that the take aways from his article are something that you will refer back to frequently. I encourage all of us, regardless of our individual background (enlisted, civilian, officer, non-supply personnel), to take a moment to review the “Five Essential Functions of Sea Power” graphic in particular, and consider how each of our efforts fit into the Navy and Joint logistics environment for maintaining maritime superiority.

This quarter’s newsletter also features NAVSUP’s ongoing Enterprisewide reform efforts. Each day, as we move forward with the reforms, we are uncovering new ways to improve how we do business and support our customers. Our Reform Management Office is spearheading the initiative, with a focus on five value pillars and four enabling efforts with significant progress discussed in the following articles.

Lastly, we wish our 47th Chief of Supply Corps, Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen, fair winds and following seas, and welcome aboard our 48th Chief of Supply Corps and Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic.

Lead with character and competence!

Fall 2018