From the Chief

Rear Admiral, SC, USN

During the first six months as Commander, NAVSUP and 48th Chief of Supply Corps, I have witnessed the hard work our team of dedicated NAVSUP Enterprise professionals, the Navy Supply Corps, and our supply community perform day in and day out. Your commitment, respect and integrity create the culture necessary to effectively serve the fleet and improve warfighter readiness and sustainment.

Based on our productive dialogue during the NAVSUP Commander’s Conference and Supply Corps Senior Leader Symposium, I am confident we have the right people, teams and talent positioned globally to support our supply mission and meet the logistics challenges inherent in today’s strategic environment. We must continue to effectively communicate and leverage our global network of experts to consistently provide logistics and sustainment solutions with an unprecedented sense of urgency.

This issue of “The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter” features articles on NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk’s and NAVSUP FLC Sigonella’s dynamic force employment support in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility, an update on NAVSUP reform efforts, and the second excerpt from Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos’ “Maritime Logistics in a Changing Strategic Environment.”

In December, the CNO released “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority 2.0,” a document we must all be familiar with and use to guide our actions. We stand at a critical juncture as our Nation and Navy posture for great power competition. Not since the close of World War II have we placed the emphasis on campaign logistics that we are placing on it today. The supply community, Supply Corps and NAVSUP play critical roles in being ready to fight tonight and sustain tomorrow. Rest assured that our expertise in the logistics arena will be counted on. As a community, let’s ensure we remain ready.

Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication. It’s an honor to lead such a talented team of individuals dedicated to enabling mission success, prepared to push through whatever challenges may lie ahead. Together we will always be ready to serve, ready to sustain the fight, and “Ready for Sea.”

Thank you for all that you do. Keep making a difference!

Winter 2019