BY SUZANNA BRUGLER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR
OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
NAVSUP GLOBAL LOGISTICS SUPPORT
NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS), along with all eight regional NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Centers (FLCs) from around the world, received the NAVSUP Retention Excellence Award, Dec. 14, 2016.
This was the first year, collectively, all NAVSUP FLCs and their headquarters, NAVSUP GLS, received the award, which is also known as the Golden Anchor Award.
The NAVSUP Retention Excellence Award program, currently in its third year, recognizes superior command accomplishment in executing programs and policies which best enable Sailors to succeed in their Navy careers.
“This important milestone shows a commitment that each command has for their career development programs and their Sailors,” said NAVSUP Force Career Counselor, Chief Navy Counselor Mario Maytorena.
Maytorena oversees the governing NAVSUP career development program. He was the sole inspector who, in 2016, inspected all nine sites on initiatives such as family readiness, personal and professional development, command sponsors, indoctrination, career development boards, ombudsmen, and the Transition Goals, Plans, Success program (GPS) -- formerly known as the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).
“The command-assigned career counselors are the key focal point for the success of the command career development program, which is a hallmark of retention,” said Maytorena.
Maytorena further explained that the NAVSUP Retention Excellence Award program receives standards of excellence benchmarks, which are annually set and released by the Navy Total Force, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and U.S. Pacific Fleet fleet career counselors.