Supply Corps Leaders Focus on Ethics and Discuss Logistics Support Opportunities/Challenges

The senior leadership of the Navy Supply Corps met recently at the Supply Corps Senior Leadership Symposium to discuss opportunities and threats in the world of naval logistics. The event allowed Supply Corps leaders to share key perspectives on logistics, personnel development and ethics. Each of these areas were discussed from the standpoint of how the Supply Corps supports the Chief of Naval Operations tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready.

Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen, Commander Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps, leads the discussion during a session at the Supply Corps Senior Leadership Symposium.

Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen, Commander Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps, leads the discussion during a session at the Supply Corps Senior Leadership Symposium.

“Face-to-face meetings like this one prompt spirited discussion and good ideas,” said Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen, Commander Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps. “Making sure all facets of our business support both the Navy and the officers in our community is integral to our success.”

During the meeting, topics discussed included Joint logistics, the Navy’s financial outlook, acquisition strategies, fleet perspectives, and innovations such as 3-D printing. Part of the symposium was devoted to getting feedback from the community’s retired flag officers, who through their experience and wisdom have much to share with today’s Supply Corps officer.

A primary focus throughout the event was ethical leadership and the importance of moral excellence as the foundation for the Navy Supply Community. Conducting business in the highest ethical manner requires constant vigilance, good training and education, and a willingness to make the difficult decisions on the good, right, and honorable thing to do. The Navy Supply Community’s reputation for ethical decision making generates and ensures trust, which is essential to accomplishing our mission.

By Kathy Adams, NAVSUP Office of Corporate Communications