BY LT. CMDR. ROBERT ALLEN,OPERATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICER AND RESERVE LIAISON, NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER PUGET SOUND
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–photo by Reservist Lt.j.g. Cassandra Wilson
More than 50 Navy supply officers gathered for a day of training and mentorship at the Northwest Junior Officers Training Symposium in Seattle, Washington on June 10.
The event, hosted by Rear Adm. James R. McNeal, commander Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support and Capt. Tim Jett, commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound, was held at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Seattle.
The attending supply officers from commands throughout the region represented both the active duty and Reserve components. Guest speakers from both inside and outside the Supply Corps gave presentations on a variety of subjects, including key aspects of organizations such as Defense Logistics Agency Energy and Military Sealift Command. Topics also included subject matter expert perspectives on aviation maintenance, reserve management, and specific career training topics.
The keynote speaker was Sean Kelley, talent acquisition leader, North America Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, and former submarine supply officer. He spoke on career transition and veterans issues within the workplace.
Overall, it was a fine Northwestern day, and the training was well received by junior and seniors officers alike.