June 2, 2020

Where Are My Orders?

Many of us have received an email like this from our detailer and it begins an anxious process as we wait for hard copy orders to be released through message traffic and in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System. The process is explained in the “It’s Your Detail” playbook on the eSUPPO app, but I want to delve deeper in this article.

April 29, 2020

The Legacy of the Corps Continues

February 23, 2019, the Navy Supply Corps celebrates its 225th birthday. As we prepare for this significant milestone, we pause and take stock of our long legacy of producing preeminent naval logisticians and worldwide mission enablers.

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.

Nov. 8, 2019

Forging International Partnerships through Foreign Military Sales

In “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0,” Admiral Richardson details four lines of effort (LOE) defining the Navy’s priority efforts, with LOE purple stated as “Expanding and Strengthening Our Network of Partners.” At the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS), our International and Executive Education office exists to achieve this. The International Officer Supply Course (IOSCO) joins officers from partner nations to learn the culture of the United States and share best logistics practices in a complex global environment.

Nov. 8, 2019

Navy Supply Corps School Hosts Third Annual Board of Visitors

As spring turns to summer and tourists descend upon Newport, Rhode Island in droves, fleet stakeholders report to Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) for a very different purpose. June brought the third annual Board of Visitors (BoV) to NSCS, a four-day event comprised of over 60 Supply Corps officers, senior enlisted, and community stakeholders to collaborate on curricula updates, relevant community initiatives, and best practices throughout the Center for Service Support domain.

Aug. 6, 2019

Twenty Second Naval Construction Regiment Supply Officer–Camp Frigaard Edition

It’s 8 a.m. and still dark. Lt. j.g. Jordan Legaspi has been up for hours ensuring our fighting Seabees have the gear they need, the laundry is ready for pickup, and today’s allocation of meals, ready-to-eat (MRE) has been procured. Darkness doesn’t slow down operations in Frigaard, Norway. Light plants burn through the night, as the sun rises six minutes later each day this time of year.

Aug. 5, 2019

Joint Aviation Supply Maintenance Materiel Management Pilots First New Class in 10 Years

On March 21, the Joint Aviation Supply Maintenance Materiel Management (JASMMM) team completed the first course revision in more than 10 years when Capt. Jonathon Haynes, commanding officer, Center for Service Support signed the JASMMM Letter of Promulgation. The two-year effort was initiated through a Joint Duty Task Analysis (JDTA) request from Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet and resulted in a complete to bring the course material more in line with current directives across the fleet.

Aug. 5, 2019

Transportation of Hazardous Material Training Summit

​The Joint Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Training Group Summit was held in February 2019 at the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS). The purpose of the summit was to review curriculum across all service schoolhouses and discuss current practices and standards. This is the rebirth of a program held annually when NSCS was in Athens, Georgia, and serves to realign and ensure services comply with HAZMAT certifier requirements. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) N242, US Air Force 345th Training Squadron, US Army Defense Ammunition Center, the Transportation Safety Institute, and the United Parcel Service were represented.

Aug. 5, 2019

Naval Heritage Book Report

“In the Hurricane’s Eye” by Nathaniel Philbrick presents a pragmatic, historical narrative that illustrates what great military minds have preached for millennia: naval superiority dictates the actions of land combatants, and logistics is paramount to successful military campaigns. The Battle of Chesapeake Bay compromised the British fleet’s ability to support and reinforce Lord Cornwallis; it is heralded as one of the greatest naval battles in respect to the result: victory over Great Britain.