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June 2, 2020

Mentoring, What Matters Most?

Throughout history, successful leaders across numerous fields have said that a mentor or two, maybe more, helped them along the way. Adm. Nimitz credited Rear Adm. Samuel S. Robison, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. credited Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg credited a former college professor, Larry Summers.

June 2, 2020

Piloting the Navy Standard Core Menu 2020: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Standardizing the basic menu options across all platforms leads to an overall reduction in total line items for every ship, this standardization improves fill rates and ensures the Navy can execute a successful push logistics scenario. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) piloted this program for an entire patrol. To carry this out, a working group was organized with all major stakeholders in fiscal year 2017, to include NAVSUP, Defense Logistics Agency, Military Sealift Command, Type Commanders (TYCOMs), and numerous fleet leads.

June 1, 2020

Training with Industry at ExxonMobil

Throughout my career, I served in various assignments as a fuels officer, starting with my selection for the 811 program at the University of Kansas and followed by a tour at United States Naval Forces Central Command as the force petroleum officer. These assignments offered me great insight into the importance of oil in our daily lives, its volatility as a global commodity, the fragility of its supply chains, its impact on global trade, and its relevance to the security and future of our nation.

April 17, 2020

The 2019 Supply Corps Senior Leadership Symposium

The 2019 Supply Corps Senior Leadership Symposium, held in Leesburg, Virginia, November 7-8 was organized around the theme of community and professional development. The two-day event addressed current Supply Corps topics and perspective from across the Navy and the Supply Corps.

April 17, 2020

NAVSUP Active and Reserve Sailors of the Year

Rabajante was selected from a highly competitive group of nine active duty Sailors of the Year. She demonstrated impeccable leadership and performance while serving as leading petty officer at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk Regional Mail Center. She led 47 Sailors and civilian employees in meticulously processing more than six million pounds of mail, and providing logistics support to 575 commands.

April 17, 2020

Robert J. Bianchi Receives DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award

Retired Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, chief executive officer of the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) and Department of Defense (DoD) special assistant to ASD (M&RA) for Commissary Operations was honored with the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award at the 64th Annual Distinguished Civilian Service Award ceremony held at the Pentagon on Nov. 14.

April 17, 2020

NAVSUP Names New Vice Commander

Today, I have the privilege of announcing the selection of Mr. Kurt J. Wendelken to replace Mr. Michael T. Madden as NAVSUP Vice Commander.

April 16, 2020

NAVSUP Vice Commander Praises People and Potential in Farewell Interview

NAVSUP Vice Commander and senior civilian Michael T. Madden reflected on his career, his accomplishments, and the future of the supply community in an interview as he prepared for his retirement January 2020 after 40 years of combined military and civilian service.

April 16, 2020

Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps Fiscal Year 2020 Commander’s Intent

Now, more than ever, we must continue the push to dominate our adversaries decisively on all fronts by directing our strengths toward Warfighting, Warfighters and the Future Fleet. The Navy is charged by Adm. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, to operate and fight well forward and dispersed. We must enable effective and sustainable employment during Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) and Dynamic Force Employment (DFE).

April 16, 2020

FRAGO 01/2019: A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority

Our Navy’s strategic direction, focused on Great Power Competition, is sound. This Fragmentary Order is written for senior Navy leaders to simplify, prioritize, and build on the foundation of Design 2.0 issued in December 2018. We will focus our efforts toward Warfighting, Warfighters, and the Future Navy, expanding on the momentum we have gained as a Navy over the past two years guided by both the National Defense Strategy (NDS) and the National Military Strategy (NMS).