News from the Command Master Chief

CMDCM (SW/AW) Thaddeus T. Wright

CMDCM (SW/AW) Thaddeus T. Wright

Team Supply,

Congratulations to NAVSUP Sailors of the Year Logistics Specialist 1st Class Thomas E. Allen of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk, and Logistics Specialist 1st Class Melinda K. McMath from Naval Reserve unit NAVSUP FLC Sigonella. I also want to take the opportunity to say congratulations to all the Sailors who earned Sailor of the Year honors across the fleet.

In this issue of the Newsletter, we are focusing on our global postal operations and the impact it has in providing products, services, and how important mail is to crew morale. This feature gives us a chance to see how our supply enlisted ratings support this critical function throughout the fleet.

Almost 10 years ago we integrated the Storekeeper and Postal Clerk ratings into the Logistic Specialist (LS) rating, who now serve in the postal role around the fleet. Today, not only do we see our LSs mastering key postal roles at our Fleet Mail Centers, Ship’s Serviceman (SH) are also taking on Postal Clerk duties onboard the Navy’s newest ships–the Zumwault class. Today, SHs share the postal duties and responsibilities with LSs, and can also serve as Independent Duty Postal Clerk Navy Enlisted Classification.

As we move forward in 2018, let us continue to focus on being “Brilliant on the Basics,” and keep in mind the importance of what each of us does in supporting the Joint warfighter. Our jobs are critical in sustaining the mission. We should never lose sight of this regardless of where we serve.

Lead with character and competence!

Spring 2018