Regarding the history of the Navy Supply Corps School, Rear Adm. Frank Alston, SC, U.S. Navy Reserve, wrote in Ready for Sea, the bicentennial history of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps, “A study of suitable sites for relocation of the school was launched, and the school was moved from Philadelphia to Boston. A new Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) was opened at the Graduate School of Business, Harvard University on 2 June 1941.”
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Supply Corps Senior Executive Fellows at the John F. Kennedy Library, (left to right), Capt. Glenn Lintz, Capt. Rudy Geisler, Capt. Kyle Bryan, Capt. Mark Murphy, Cmdr. David Egge
and Capt. Jack Moreau.
The four-week course provides a strategic approach to problem solving, and discovering ways to look at issues from new perspectives. Participants learn how to generate a more diverse array of possible interpretations, and therefore, a wider range of possible solutions. The course focuses on practicing strategic analysis daily, until it becomes a natural, ingrained response. In addition, the curriculum encompasses all of the Executive Core Qualifications including Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions required of Senior Executive Services (SES) Candidate Development Programs.
A highlight of the four-week course was the teaching of Dan Fenn, Adjunct Lecturer in Executive Programs at the Kennedy School of Government. In addition to his involvement at the Kennedy School, Fenn was the Founding Director of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. His work in government and teaching others includes serving as a Staff Assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Still teaching full time at the age of 90, Fenn is perceived by many as a true statesman and national treasure.
By Capt. Mark Murphy, SC, USN, Comptroller, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support