BY BRIAN J. DAVIS, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER PUGET SOUND
The Commander of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) wrapped up a three-day visit with four regional facilities in the Pacific Northwest run by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Puget Sound Jul. 29.
The purpose of the visit of NAVSUP GLS Commander, Rear Adm. James McNeal was to view NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound operations and see first-hand the diverse scope of activities and services the Sailors, Department of Defense civilians, and contractors provide to operational and shore-based units in the area, and to understand the day-to-day challenges they face.
The admiral met with NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound personnel at four locations; Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bremerton and Bangor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and Naval Station Everett.
“Providing global logistics to a global Navy is a team sport. The focus of NAVSUP GLS is supporting the fleet logistics centers so you can support the Fleet,” said McNeal.
Along with touring the various NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound activities and speaking to staff, McNeal met with unit commanders supported by NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound to gain a ‘customer’s perspective’ on the quality of services the command provides to the Fleet.
“Your reputation is impeccable,” McNeal told a group of NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound Sailors and civilians during an admiral’s call at NBK Bremerton. “We want happy customers and your customers are delighted.”
During his visit, McNeal also visited Sailors at work in a flight line “hot pit” aircraft refueling station and an EA-18G “Growler” simulator at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, a Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific missile assembly facility at NBK Bangor, and went aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) in Everett.