From the Chief

Rear Admiral, SC, USN

As I reflect on my first year as Commander, NAVSUP and 48th Chief of Supply Corps, I remain awed and humbled at the great work you accomplish every day, amazed at the dedication and talent of our workforce, and energized to deliver continued world-class supply readiness, services, and quality-of-life support to our customers. I had the privilege of seeing the impact of your efforts during recent fleet engagements in Sigonella, Jacksonville, and Pearl Harbor.

The demand signal for supply community support continues to increase. Fleet and Joint warfighters rely on our team to ensure our forces are ready to fight tonight and postured to sustain phase two operations during an era of great power competition.

Transitioning into our second year together, I want to reemphasize my priorities of remaining focused on our people, readiness recovery, and continuing reform and audit execution. Leverage the resources available to you to achieve mission success. These include resources that can help you develop professionally. To that end, I encourage you to review the recently released “Navy Leader Development Framework Version 3.0” and the updated “Laying the Keel” to help us lead and build winning people and teams.

This issue of “The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter” features articles about Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) six business lines and effort to provide critical quality-of-life support to our Sailors, retirees, and their families, as well as crisis response and support to our communities. NEXCOM sustains all Sailors and their families throughout their careers, enabling our people to accomplish the mission.

This edition also includes Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos’ next “Maritime Logistics in a Changing Strategic Environment” excerpt about force generation and its critical role in the optimized fleet response plan framework.

Your commitment, ideas, and resilience continue to drive mission success. Thank you for all that you do, your families for their support, and your continued excellence in support of our Navy!

Summer 2019