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April 29, 2020

Historical Spotlight: Purser Samuel Hambleton

In 1806, Samuel Hambleton became one of the first pursers in the Navy, and in 1812 he was assigned aboard USS Chesapeake during the early part of the War of 1812. In the battle with the British ship HMS Shannon on June 4, 1813, his commanding officer, Capt. James Lawrence, was mortally wounded and uttered in his dying breath, “Don’t give up the ship,” as the vessel fell into distress and was eventually lost.

April 29, 2020

Navy Supply Corps School Retail Operations Program: On the RISE!

Managing retail operations (RO) afloat can be a challenging, yet rewarding, experience for even the most seasoned Sailor. This point rings especially true for today’s sales officer.

April 29, 2020

First Dutch F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Assembled in Italy Unveiled

The first Dutch F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) assembled in Italy was unveiled during a ceremony in Cameri, Italy, September 12th.

April 29, 2020

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) Supply Officer Receives Prestigious Supply Award

Lt. Emily Hawkins, the supply officer aboard USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), received the Navy League of the United States’ Vice Adm. Robert F. Batchelder Award at Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet’s waterfront symposium.

April 29, 2020

Reserve Supply Corps O-4 Seminar Held in Norfolk

The Navy Reserve Supply Corps held a two-day leadership symposium at the Joint Forces Staff College at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Aug. 17-18.

April 29, 2020

47th Annual National Naval Officers Association Symposium

Supply Corps officers from around the world attended the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) annual symposium at Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego August 7-8, 2019.

April 27, 2020

Reflections on Leading Civilians

As a career naval officer and proud Supply Corps officer, it has been my distinct honor to lead and develop the incredible junior officers and enlisted personnel entrusted to me. My training and immersion in leadership at the Naval Academy and numerous service schools have been further honed by officers more senior to me and the senior enlisted leaders I have served alongside.

April 27, 2020

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Rethinking the Interim Supply Support Program

As NAVSUP continues its reform efforts aimed at improving business processes and enabling increased lethality and readiness across the fleet, enterprise initiatives are underway and showing positive results. According to Stephanie Enck, Littoral Department head, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS), one of the processes they are examining is the interim supply support (ISS) process.

April 27, 2020

NAVSUP Gains Momentum with Focus on People – New Era Workforce Initiative

As the U.S. Navy adapts to a faster-paced, more complex, and increasingly competitive security environment, NAVSUP and its workforce must also reform and adapt to meet the changing needs, helping to increase naval readiness and lethality. The cornerstone of NAVSUP Reform is people.

April 27, 2020

Defense Logistics Agency Preparing to Assume Warehousing for F-35 Spare Parts

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is partnering with U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the F-35 joint program office to establish processes to expand F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter support. The effort will leverage DLA’s global supply chain capabilities to improve F-35 readiness as it assumes storage responsibility in January 2020.