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Nov. 8, 2019

O4 Promotion Boards

The best way to prepare for advancement is to always do your best work and give the Navy the continued superior performance expected of all Sailors. If you are a junior officer (JO) up for promotion, take time to review your Officer Summary Record (OSR) and Performance Summary Record (PSR) to be certain the information is up-to-date and correct. Your PSR should be accurate and free of any continuity gaps.

May 10, 2019

Understanding Manpower Change Requests

Just about everyone has heard of a Billet Change Request (BCR) and the Total Force Manpower Management System (TFMMS), but do you know what they mean and how those relate to you as a service member? In October 2017, the BCR became a Manpower Change Request (MCR). The MCR will automatically become a TFMMS packet in the updated web-based TFMMS program, negating the need to create a separate packet to incorporate the changes approved in the MCR.

May 9, 2019

Life Cycle Supply: Accessions

Throughout our careers as Supply Corps officers, we become very familiar with supply chain management and life cycle logistics. We understand our inventory and the cradle-to-grave flow of our parts. However, we can often have gaps of understanding on the most important logistics piece – the Supply Corps officer.

May 9, 2019

One Team, One Fight: Understanding Enlisted Career Paths is Vital for the Entire Supply Community

As more Supply Corps officers now sit on enlisted selection boards, it is important for officers to understand each enlisted career path in order to make wise selections. We must choose the right Sailors to be our future senior enlisted leaders.

June 25, 2018

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA): An Interview with Cmdr. Frank Kim

The United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established to support political processes in the country and carry out a number of security-related tasks, helping to stabilize Mali. In 2017, two Supply Corps officers were selected for individual augmentation (IA) deployments in support of MINUSMA. Cmdr. Frank Kim served in Timbuktu and Lt. Cmdr. Tamara Sonon served in Gao. In this interview, Ms. Karla Gabel, with the Office of Supply Corps Personnel (OP), spoke with Cmdr. Kim about his experience.

June 25, 2018

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA): An Interview with Lt. Cmdr. Tamara Sonon

The United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established to support political processes in the country and carry out a number of security-related tasks, helping to stabilize Mali. In 2017, two Supply Corps officers were selected for individual augmentation (IA) deployments in support of MINUSMA. Cmdr. Frank Kim served in Timbuktu and Lt. Cmdr. Tamara Sonon served in Gao. In this interview, Ms. Karla Gabel, with the Office of Supply Corps Personnel (OP), spoke with Lt. Cmdr. Sonon about her experience.

June 25, 2018

Personnel Exchange Program–Brazil

Lt. Brian Traganza is a Logistics Programs Support Officer in the Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) in Brazil, which he began in January, 2017.

April 17, 2018

Navy Announces Targeted Reentry Program

In support of Sailor 2025’s goal to retain and reward the Navy’s best and brightest, the Navy announced Feb. 27 the Targeted Reentry Program (TRP) and associ ated program guidelines to expedite reentry into the Navy in NAVADMIN 047/18.

Feb. 7, 2018

Supply Corps Heritage

The following vignette was provided by retired Rear Adm. Robert Phillips, SC, USN, and is a brief discussion on the outstanding expeditionary work that was conducted in standing, from the ground up, an expeditionary support activity center that ultimately became known as Naval Support Activity (NSA) DaNang.

Feb. 6, 2018

Qualifications

Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist