By Brian Davis, Office of Corporate Communications
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound
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Capt. Bernard Knox renders a salute as he walks through the side boys during a change of command ceremony for NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound. –photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt L. Anthony
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Puget Sound held a change of command ceremony in Bremerton, Washington in August, as Capt. Bernard D. Knox relieved Capt. Philippe J. Grandjean as commanding officer.
The outdoor ceremony took place at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton’s Charlie Pier with over 150 guests in attendance.
Rear Adm. Deborah P. Haven, director, Joint Reserve Force, Defense Logistics Agency, presided over the event. During her remarks, Haven pointed out that one of the major hallmarks of Grandjean’s tenure was creating and developing partnerships to improve service to fleet customers.
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Capt. Phillipe Grandjean, outgoing commander, renders a salute as he walks through the side boys during the change of command ceremony.
“The partnership between NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound, the community, its partner government organizations at the local, state, and federal levels, and civic leaders, is a special one; and one that has existed for many years. I know that these relationships have grown during Capt. Grandjean’s time here,” said Haven.
Grandjean took the helm in September 2016 and led the command’s military and civilian workforce with an emphasis on fleet support and customer service.
“We have constantly looked for ways to do better for our customers and we have taken great strides in terms of improving fleet support,” said Grandjean. “It has been an honor to serve as commanding officer,” he said.
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Capt. Bernard Knox, incoming commander, NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound, gives his remarks during the ceremony.
“Capt. Grandjean led the NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound staff in reenergizing the organization’s commitment to providing combat capability through quality logistics support,” said Haven.
Knox, a native of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Naval Postgraduate School. He comes to NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound from Washington, D.C., where he served as chief logistician at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Headquarters. In his first address to NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound personnel as commanding officer, Knox said, “This command has earned a superlative ‘can do’ reputation throughout the fleet, and sets the standard for service and support to our customers. I look forward to serving with you and seeing you achieve even greater things.”
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Capt. Phillipe Grandjean gives his farewell remarks during the ceremony.
–photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt L. Anthony