The Honorable Susan Rabern, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Financial Management and Comptroller visited NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) at its Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania site, May 28.
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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus swears in Dr. Susan Rabern as the new Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller. The office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller is responsible for directing and managing all financial activities of the Department of the Navy. (Photo by MC1 Arif Patani/Released)
Rabern's visit to NAVSUP WSS was part of a half-day visit to NAVSUP and its enterprise commands located in Mechanicsburg.
During her visit to NAVSUP WSS, Rabern received an overview of the command's logistics support for major weapon systems and also conducted a Town Hall that was open to all NAVSUP Enterprise employees.
"It was an incredible opportunity for our employees to have the chance to hear someone of Dr. Rabern's caliber speak," said Rear Adm. John King, NAVSUP WSS commander. "The Town Hall gave our people a better understanding of the current fiscal environment, as well as some insight into where the Navy might go in the future."
A field activity of the Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP WSS is the U.S. Navy's supply chain manager providing worldwide support to the aviation, surface ship, and submarine communities. NAVSUP WSS provides Navy, Marine Corps, joint and allied forces with products and services that deliver combat capability through logistics. There are more than 2,000 civilian and military personnel employed at its two Pennsylvania sites. The NAVSUP WSS Philadelphia site supports aircraft, while its Mechanicsburg site supports ships and submarines.
By Jennifer Blair, NAVSUP Corporate Communications Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania