From the Chief

Rear Admiral, SC, USN

We have entered a new era of competition where the pace of change is quicker now than ever. The Navy Supply Corps, NAVSUP Enterprise, and our entire supply community are counted on to sustain the fleet as the key provider of supplies, services and quality-of-life support to the Navy and Joint Warfighter.

In “The Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0,” sustainment, acquisitions, and logistics are central to the Navy’s framework to recapture strategic momentum and grow our advantages in the maritime domain. We provide expertise in the logistics arena that is vital for the Navy to become more agile and adapt to a faster paced, more complex, and increasingly competitive security environment.

We tackled these challenges at our recent Maritime Sustainment Summit with NAVSUP, Naval Sea Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and all maritime Program Executive Offices. At the summit, we emphasized NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support’s Program Support Inventory Control Point (PSICP) role and identified collaborative sustainment opportunities to increase readiness and lethality.

The NAVSUP reform program is advancing with a series of initiatives to further implement our reform pillars and key enabler efforts that we started early last year. Our CY19 efforts aim to accelerate contract award timelines, deliver on our end-to-end supply chain integrator role, organize internally to improve support to the fleet, and get more from our supplier base.

This issue of “The Navy Supply Corps Newsletter” features articles from NAVSUP Business Systems Center focused on their important technological contributions to support our Sailors, an update on NAVSUP’s reform efforts, and the third excerpt from Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos’ “Maritime Logistics in a Changing Strategic Environment.”

Your continued diligence, commitment and ethical fortitude are keys to ensuring mission success. Keep an operational mindset as we play a critical role in building a more agile, lethal, and sustainable Navy. Rest assured that your hard work does not go unnoticed. Together, we will always be ready to serve, ready to sustain the fight, and “Ready for Sea.”

Thank you for all that you do, and your hard work making a difference for our Navy!

Spring 2019