Navy Supply Corps School Certifies 30 Students ‘Ready for Sea’

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

On Dec. 8th, Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) Commanding Officer Capt. Doug Noble certified 30 students of the Basic Qualification Course (BQC) 4th Battalion Echo Company “Ready for Sea” at a graduation ceremony held at the NSCS Wheeler Center.

Guest speaker Rear Adm. John Polowczyk addressed the students on their journey ahead.

 

Rear Adm. John Polowczyk was the guest speaker at the graduation. One of his past shore assignments included being an instructor at the NSCS when it was located in Athens, Georgia.

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.

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, the 4th Battalion graduates will bring their future commanding officers increased flexibility; continuing the Supply Corps officer legacy of being naval officers first and accountable officers always.

The top graduates in each curriculum were recognized by leadership with professionalism awards. Ensign Kameek Gordon was the BQC 4th Battalion Honor Graduate.

AWARDS

Ens. Kameek Gordon

Honor Graduate

Leadership and Management Excellence Award

Food Service Excellence Award

Navy Exchange Service Command Ship’s Store Award

Defense Finance and Accounting Service Excellence Award

Ens. Jesse Doiron

Food Service Excellence Award

Ens. Christina Blackburn

Supply Management Excellence Award

Ens. Blake Giragos

Newport County Council of the Navy League Volunteerism Award

Ens. Matthew Canon

Military Officers of America Association Professionalism Award

Ens. Mariel Gatbonton

Navy Supply Corps Foundation Leadership Award

SHCS Ledezman Johnson

Instructor of the Battalion

January/February 2018