News from the Command Master Chief

CMDCM (SW/AW) Thaddeus T. Wright

Thaddeus T. Wright
CMDCM (SW/AW), USN

Team Supply,

Fall is approaching, and I welcome our new chief petty officers who have already embraced and
accepted their roles and responsibilities of being “The Chief” in all that is expected of them as
subject matter experts in their performance as deck-plate leaders.

In this issue of the Supply Corps Newsletter, we look at the Navy’s partnership with the Defense
Logistics Agency (DLA) and the global network of distribution centers they operate. The articles
offer an inside look at DLA operations and showcases why they are known as the nation’s combat
logistics support agency.

This newsletter also provides updates on NAVSUP reform and how our reform efforts encompass both readiness and service to our customers. Lastly, we continue our conversation with the last installment of Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos’ “Maritime Logistics in a Changing Environment.”

Supply enlisted roadshows and our supply fleet engagement efforts are alive and well. We just completed a culinary specialist executive services roadshow where we reached out to all culinary specialists currently enrolled in executive services, as well as Sailors who want to serve on the Presidential Food Service team and other executive services areas.

In addition, the supply enlisted community team and Naval Personnel Command’s supply
enlisted detailers just finished roadshows in Naples and Sigonella, Italy; Rota, Spain; and Bahrain. Please take full advantage of these events as they occur in your area.

Thank you! As I conclude my wonderful 35-month tour as Command Master Chief, I want to thank everyone in the supply community and the NAVSUP Enterprise who helped me to support our command and our Sailors.

I wish the best for my relief, CMDCM(SW/NAC) Shannon Howe, who will check onboard in early 2020. In the interim, I leave my Command Master Chief duties in the capable hands of CMDCM(SW/AW/IW) Steve Horton.

Lead with character and competence!

Fall 2019