BY CMDCM (SW/AW) THADDEUS T. WRIGHT, USN
On Oct. 30th, the Supply Enlisted Roadshow team visited the Norfolk/Hampton Roads area of responsibility and conducted six roadshows. The roadshows provide information focused on key issues such as advancement, detailing, supply enlisted community health, supply initiatives, career planning, career navigator, retention, special programs, separations, and retirement.
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SHCS (SW/AW) Sanchez led one of the discussions at NAS Oceana.
The value of roadshows can be summed up by my own personal testimony. During my second leading mess specialist/culinary specialist tour, it was USS Normandy (CG 60) Supply Officer Cmdr. Patrick Blesch who encouraged me to attend a roadshow. During the roadshow, I received my first Career Development Board that was solely geared toward me, my supply enlisted rating and the supply community that I served. This experience provided me the opportunity not only to be successful in my career, but also to share the wealth and help those that I led in the division and within the supply department.
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The Supply Enlisted Roadshow at NAS Oceana.
The Supply Enlisted Roadshow team is comprised of subject matter experts (SMEs) from the enlisted community management team (BUPERS-3) and our detailer SMEs from Navy Personnel Command. This team traveled to NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, USS George Washington (CVN 73), Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Naval Special Warfare Group 2 Logistics and Support Unit, and Naval Air Station Oceana, interacting with more than 500 Sailors in efforts to provide the latest and greatest information regarding career management.
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Left to right: CMDCM (SW/AW) Thaddeus Wright, CSCM (SW/AW) Rodrick Frierson, LSCM (AW/SW) Stephanie Tuttle, SHCS (SW/AW) Shelby Sanchez, and Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas Ulmer.
Look for the 2018 Supply Enlisted Roadshow schedule in the next Navy Supply Corps Newsletter.