Story and photos by Candice Villarreal, Director, Office of Corporate Communications
NAVSUP Fleet Logistic Center San Diego
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego welcomed a new commanding officer July 12, when Capt. Brian J. Anderson relieved Capt. Michelle D. Morse aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.
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Capt. Brian Anderson relieves Capt. Michelle Morse as commanding officer, as Rear Adm. Yancy Lindsey observes.
Morse became the 47th commanding officer in 2016. During her tenure, she led the Joint military and civilian workforce to a multitude of recognized successes, to include the receipt of five Commander, Naval Air Forces Ashore Supply Excellence awards–the Blue “E” – two years in a row.
Commander, Navy Region Southwest Rear Adm. Yancy Lindsey congratulated Morse on a successful tour at the ceremony, commending her exceptional and devoted leadership while highlighting a list of remarkable achievements the command enjoyed under her guidance.
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NAVSUP FLC San Diego Sailors stand in formation during the change of command ceremony.
“Leading all of you at NAVSUP FLC San Diego has, without exception, been the most rewarding assignment – the pinnacle – of my entire naval career,” said Morse. “Never before have I encountered such an astute group of committed, talented and accountable Sailors and civilians, each of whom comes to work every day to enable warfighter mission accomplishment across the globe. There is honor in your work, and there was greater honor in being your commanding officer. Thank you for a wonderful tour, and for all that you do on behalf of this great nation.”
Anderson, a native of Concord, New Hampshire, previously served as assistant chief of staff, Logistics, Ordnance and Sustainment (N4), Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet. He now takes the reins as the 48th commanding officer since the command’s inception as the Naval Supply Depot in 1922.
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Capt. Brian Anderson and Capt. Michelle Morse prepare to be piped aboard the USS Midway Museum during the change of command ceremony in San Diego in July.
“I am very enthusiastic about continuing the tradition of success NAVSUP FLC San Diego has enjoyed under Capt. Morse’s watch,” said Capt. Anderson. “It is easy to see that this command is incredibly tenacious, agile, innovative and responsive. I am honored to have the privilege to lead such a fine organization, and I look forward to working with you all as we march forward in support of our nation’s warfighters.”
Anderson holds dual Master of Business Administration degrees in supply chain management and human resource management from the Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Saint Michael’s College. He enlisted in the Navy in 1992 and earned his officer commission at Officer Candidate School in 1995.
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Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Anderson
signs his change of command documents.
Morse will report for duty to the office of the Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, where she will serve as congressional liaison team lead to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment in Washington, D.C.