By Public Affairs, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Bahrain
Capt. Terrel J. Fisher succeeded Capt. Kerry L. Pearson as Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain, during a change of command ceremony in July.
Rear Adm. Michelle C. Skubic, Commander, NAVSUP and 48th Chief of Supply Corps, officiated the ceremony attended by more than 200 guests, including NAVSUP FLC Bahrain staff, family members, regional partners and valued local customers.
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Rear Adm. Michelle C. (left) salutes during Skubic a change of command ceremony at NAVSUP FLC Bahrain in which Capt. Terrel J. Fisher took command. -photo by MC2 Gregory Pickett
“NAVSUP’s focus remains on the fleet, on the Sailors at sea who keep the Navy afloat, and all warfighters in harm’s way,” said Skubic. “And here at NAVSUP FLC Bahrain, as Capt. Pearson passes the torch to Capt. Fisher in command, you will continue to provide optimal support for the 5th Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility through our global network of Supply Corps officers and supply community members.”
“I’ve been thoroughly impressed by the NAVSUP FLC Bahrain team,” said Fisher, who will be the fourth commanding officer of NAVSUP FLC Bahrain. “We have an amazing group of logistics professionals providing NAVSUP’s products and services to our customers in the 5th Fleet. I’m confident the NAVSUP FLC Bahrain team is ready to serve and sustain the fight and am truly humbled by this opportunity to serve.”
Prior to assuming his new position, Fisher served as logistics branch head, Chief of Naval Operations, Supply Ordnance and Logistics Operations. Earlier operational tours include deputy commander forward, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Central Command and Special Operations Command at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar; USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6); USS Anzio (CG 67); USS Wasp (LHD 1); and USS Briscoe (DD 977).
Fisher graduated with honors from Jacksonville University. He received a Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in National Resource strategy from the Eisenhower School, where he also completed the senior acquisition course. He is a graduate of the Business Resource Management Program at University of Virginia; the Advanced Program in Logistics and Technology at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; and the Tuck Executive Training Program at Dartmouth College.
Pearson, who transferred to Navy Personnel Command, started his address by thanking God, his family, friends, colleagues and staff before turning to Fisher. “I wish you incredible success. Gerry Raia got this command crawling, Sean Egge got the command walking. We are now trotting and the team is ready, or always ready, to run. You are the right person, at the right time, to lead this team.”