BY LT. ARACELI GALVAN, SC, USN
NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER BAHRAIN
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain held a reenlistment ceremony for one of its Marines, Dec. 1, 2016.
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SGT Jonathan Poli signs reenlistment documents. Photo taken by Lt. Gladys Diaz.
Marine Sgt. Jonathan Poli, a native of Pine Hill, New Jersey, who is currently assigned to the Fleet Mail Center (FMC) at NAVSUP FLC Bahrain, was reenlisted at Naval Support Activity Bahrain by Supply Management Deputy Lt. Araceli Galvan.
Poli joined the Marine Corps in 2013. After completing training at School of Infantry-East in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Poli was stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, followed by Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
This marks Poli’s first reenlistment.
“I feel like I’ve been given another four years to make a difference,” said Poli of his reenlistment.
As team member of the FMC, Poli is involved with moving thousands of pieces of mail every year through NAVSUP FLC Bahrain.
“I have had minimal interactions with other branches until I came here to the FMC in NAVSUP FLC Bahrain,” said Poli. “This command has expanded my boundaries to the differences in operation from other service.”
In attendance at the reenlistment ceremony were NAVSUP FLC Bahrain Commanding Officer Capt. Kerry Pearson, Executive Officer Cmdr. Kadiatou Fatima Sidibe, and Command Senior Chief Eric W. Hill.
Galvan said of the ceremony, “It was an honor for me to administer the oath of enlistment. Poli is an excellent Marine, and we are proud to have him as a member of our team.”
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Lt. Araceli Galvan administers the oath of reenlistment for SGT Jonathan Poli on board NSA Bahrain. Photo by Lt. Gladys Diaz
NAVSUP FLC Bahrain provides fleet and expeditionary logistics capabilities and quality-of-life services to Joint and coalition forces deployed and homeported within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. As such, Poli is part of the team of Navy and Marines working together to deliver mail, and, ultimately, quality of life to all Sailors and Marines in the area of responsibility.
When asked about the experience of delivering mail as it equates to quality of life for other Sailors and Marines, Poli said, “Important. The work is very important. Of course, I especially feel the importance of mail every time someone complains.”
“Sergeant Poli is one of two Marines who serve at the Fleet Mail Center, and follows a long line of Marines who have served before him since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in support of Marine units assigned to deployed ships and land-based locations throughout the AOR,” explained Dan
of the FMC.
After completing his tour in Bahrain, Poli will be reporting to 3rd Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa, Japan.