News from the Command Master Chief

CMDCM (SW/AW) Thaddeus T. Wright

Thaddeus T. Wright

Team Supply,

Happy new year and happy 75th birthday to all Ship’s Servicemen!

Looking back at November and Veterans Day, let us pay tribute to the men and women who have served, and to those who are currently serving, to recognize their contributions to the fight and the safeguarding of our country.

During this holiday season, I hope you had the opportunity to connect with family and friends. Many of our Culinary Specialists (CSs) and the rest of the supply department’s food service divisions took the theme of “home” and created a place for our Sailors and Marines to enjoy their holidays while serving at sea or ashore. We can’t thank the team enough for the planning, coordination, and hours of hard work that make the holidays memorable.

At the NAVSUP Commander’s Conference in October, commanding officers, executive directors, and senior enlisted leaders received Rear Adm. Skubic’s rudder orders on NAVSUP’s strategic plan. Logistics is a warfighting capability with our Enterprise serving as the Navy’s trusted provider of supplies, services, and quality-of-life support.

This fall we also held the Supply Corps Senior Leadership Symposium where senior leaders discussed our culture, the way we fight, and how our supply community (civilian, active duty, and Reserve Component) overcome challenges, provide solutions, and deliver to our customer.

This newsletter features the dynamic power of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk and NAVSUP FLC Sigonella as they provided direct support to the European, African and Central theaters. Not only am I proud of these two commands, but I also recently learned a lot from visiting both and getting a direct view of their roles in the fight.

Looking back at my own career, I can’t thank these two commands enough for their responsiveness in maintaining fleet readiness. NAVSUP FLC Norfolk prepared me to deploy, and NAVSUP FLC Sigonella sustained me and allowed the multiple ships I served on to successfully answer the nation’s call.

In addition to showcasing these two NAVSUP FLCs, this newsletter also features our NAVSUP reform efforts, and part two of “Maritime Logistics in a Changing Strategic Environment.”

Lead with character and competence!

Winter 2019