By Tom Kreidel, Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Office of Corporate Communications
Two Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Norfolk sites were recognized as recipients of the Commander, Naval Air Forces 2017 Ashore Blue "E" Supply Excellence Awards in a March 13 message.
Regional Supply Office (RSO)/Aviation Support Det. (ASD) Norfolk and RSO/ASD Oceana were recognized for the award, which is based on a combination of monthly effectiveness reports and the most recent Supply Management Inspection (SMI). According to RSO/ASD Norfolk Officer in Charge, Lt. Cmdr. Jesus Garzon, in order to qualify for Blue "E" the command has to score 89 percent or above.
He added they are graded in several areas, including net and gross effectiveness - aviation range and depth, overall consumable effectiveness, requisition maintenance, carcass tracking and more.
"Our team works hard to ensure that material is always readily available and shipped out in a timely manner," Garzon said. "Winning makes you feel that your hard work and dedication is appreciated."
RSO/ASD Oceana Officer in Charge, Cmdr. Brian Henderson, added teamwork plays a huge role in a successful RSO/ASD and was the major factor in Oceana being awarded its seventh consecutive Blue "E." He said daily communication between the Regional Supply Office, Fleet Repair Center Mid-Atlantic, and the Wing Maintenance Department is vital in ensuring success.
"Working together, creating synergy between each of these organizations, allows us to overcome many challenges," Henderson added.
Both OICs said the award shows the effectiveness of the business processes and procedures NAVSUP FLC Norfolk has in place and the fact their teams do their jobs the right way.
"Our team can hold their heads high and know they earned this recognition adhering to the Navy core values," said Henderson.