NAVSUP News and Updates

Flashes from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps:


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps
22 JUL 2020


Senior Executive Service Member Named at NAVSUP

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Laird was selected as Naval Supply Systems Command's newest Senior Executive Service (SES) member. He will serve as assistant commander (ACOM) for supply chain technology/systems integration (N2N6) and command information officer.

Mr. Laird has been serving as deputy command information officer (CIO), NAVSUP, providing authoritative top-level managerial and technical advice to NAVSUP executives on all information technology (IT) matters. He was a member of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) workforce, where he served as the organization’s principal advisor for long-range planning, strategy development, and operational/contingency plan building to integrate DLA Distribution’s capabilities into Combatant Command (CCMD) and military service plans. He was directly responsible for coordinating directly with CCMD staffs and developing logistics support annexes, enabling DLA operations across all phases of full spectrum operations. Mr. Laird entered the civilian service in 2000 at NAVSUP, in which he spent the majority of his career designing supply chain system solutions, managing IT operations, and implementing state-of-the-art hardware/software architectures.

He also spent more than a decade with the United States Army. As a commissioned officer, he served in both command and staff roles and led multiple units through DoD transformation initiatives, overseeing the training, readiness, deployment, safety, and overall well-being of personnel.

He earned a Master of Business Administration in 2005 and holds both Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Black-Belt certificates. He also holds Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certifications in both Program Management and Information Technology. He received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2016.

Mr. Laird possesses the leadership skills and experience to deliver sustained global logistics through technology and strategic planning that I know will prove of immeasurable benefit to NAVSUP and to our Navy. Please join me in congratulating Mr. Laird on his new position.


P.G. STAMATOPOULOS
RADM, SC, USN



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps
20 JULY 2020


FY21 Supply Corps Postgraduate Education Board Results

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Supply Corps officers selected by the FY21 Supply Corps Postgraduate Education Screen Board. The operational performance of Supply Corps officers and their ability to meet all mission requirements is the ultimate validation of the success of having a growth mindset and lifelong commitment to continuous education and training. The 2018 Education for Seapower (E4S) report recognized the intellectual capability of our Navy and Marine Corps team will be the primary military differentiator between our nation and its adversaries. Naval forces cannot be effective in a combat environment if they are not sustained, and sustainment is not possible without the expertise, creativity and energy of the Supply Corps. A postgraduate education significantly contributes to that expertise, and I expect you to bring creativity and energy to all that you do.

The below officers have the opportunity to attend a Navy-funded master’s degree program and complete a significant personal and professional milestone. Each of these officers should be commended for their performance and selection by this highly competitive board. Selectees were slated to curriculums based on needs of the Navy, preferences, Academic Profile Code (APC), and career timing. Additional information on each program can be found in the “It’s Your Education” playbook located on the Supply Corps Career Counselor webpage.


Naval Postgraduate School

Acquisition and Contract Management
LT Omotayo A. Akinsuyi
LT Stephen L. Astafan
LT Christopher M. Battagello
LT Sumit Chhikara
LT Daniel H. Collins
LT Francisco J. Degollado
LT Amber N. Drayton
LT Juan S. Figueroa
LT Jesse J. Gale
LT Donald H. Graybill
LT Roy S. Hamilton Jr.
LT Peter W. Jacques
LT Bezeyem Lemou
LT Joseph C. Macdonald III
LT Shane R. Moore
LT Bryan H. Pace
LT Darius D. Rawls
LT Angeli D. Rodriguez
LT Frank G. Silva Jr.
LT Tristan J. Skinner
LT Tyler J. Smith
LT Arthur L. Stone Jr.
LT Ismail O. Tajudeen
LT Barry L. Ventura
LT Justin B. Woods

Financial Management
LCDR David A. Dyal III
LT John B. Birkoski
LT Zeferino CortesRodriguez
LT Daniel E. Cripe
LT Tyler J. Dear
LT Dara N. Faraday
LT Kaitlyn E. Franz
LT Matthew J. Giannone
LT Tyree E. Harris
LT Mitchell T. Hennessy
LT William J. Lynch
LT Diana J.H. Maeng
LT Philip N. Robinson
LT Michelle N. Wogu

Logistics Information Technology
LT Brandon J. Cleary
LT Soon B. Kwon
LT David R. Machinporrata
LT Kayla M.E. Morrison
LT Derrick D. Olson
LT Pablo J. Rodriguez
LT Cesar A. Valenzuela
LT Daiqu Zheng

Operations Research - Logistics Analysis
LT Michael A. Bragg
LT Ricardo C. Castaneda
LT Lawatha L. Cherrenfro
LT Branden W. Davenport
LT Julian Le
LT Marianna Luporini
LT Steven A. Makuch
LT Jack R. Mckeon
LT Adrian R. Santosalborna
LT Timothy R.G. Tan
LT Robert M. Vallance
LT John P. Waggener
LT Daniel S. Wright

Supply Chain Management
LT Kelly L. Allen
LT Justin E. Burdett
LT Patrick J. Foster
LT Michael P. Frankhouser
LT Lauren H. Gazaille
LT John A. Harmony
LT Dylan G. Hayden
LT Matthew C. Higgins
LT Adam C. Johnson
LT Jacob M. Skipper
LT Ryan J. Storrusten
LT Cesar A. Vargas

Naval War College
LCDR Charles W. Guire (MAWS)
LCDR Christopher D. Oliveria
LCDR Kirk W. Vining (MAWS)
LT Andrew V. Anderson
LT James W. Ball
LT Kevin A. Barnes
LT Jae Y. Choi
LT Calvin T.H. Chu
LT Stacia L. Clutts
LT Stephen A. Cuff
LT Joseph Green III (MAWS)
LT Samuel S. Jordan
LT Luis E. Luy Jr.
LT Jarred M. Mack (MAWS)
LT Jeffrey L. Morgan (MAWS)
LT Melanie J.G. Martins
LT Igor Mendel
LT Derrick D. Miller
LT Jacob A. Nguyen
LT Nathan P. Nusz
LT Gonzalo J. Ramos (MAWS)
LT Franklin D. Roberson II (MAWS)
LT Ryan T. Ward

Civilian Institutions
LT Michael J. Barton (Univ of Kansas)
LT Rowena A. Bediako
LT Matthew R. Couch
LT Christopher J. Feyen (Univ of Kansas)
LT Emily J. Hawkins
LT Jessica Jimenez
LT Justin A. Lemons (Univ of Kansas)
LT Clifton E. Luber III
LT David W. Oh
LT Adeniyi J. Oke (Univ of Kansas)
LT Derek A. Roncaioli
LT Andrew P. Stillerman (Univ of Kansas)
LT Tamsyn O. Thompson
LT Alexis G. Travis
LT Jessica R. Vaeth (Univ of Kansas)
LT Matthew V. Warrick

Selectees should reach out to the postgraduate school detailer at op_pgs_sc_dtlr.fct@navy.mil or 901-874-4627 to address any questions or concerns regarding selection.

Please join me in congratulating these individuals on this milestone achievement!


P.G. STAMATOPOULOS
RADM, SC, USN
 



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps 

15 JUL 2020

Supply Corps Flag Move Announced

Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Kenneth Braithwaite and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday announced the following new assignment for Rear Admiral (lower half) Matthew N. Ott III.

RDML Ott will be assigned as executive director, operational contract support, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Washington, D.C. Ott is currently serving as special assistant for audit readiness, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

His afloat assignments include supply officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76); pre-commissioning and commissioning supply officer, USS Decatur (DDG 73); and aviation support division officer, USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Each of his teams earned multiple Supply Blue "E" Awards for Excellence.

Previous shore assignments include chief of staff, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP); commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville; director of Aviation Operations, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Defense Supply Center Philadelphia Pacific Region; aircraft depot repair officer, S-3 Viking lead logistician, P-3 Orion lead logistician and director of Industrial Support Programs, Naval Inventory Control Point Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; aide to the 14th Director, DLA; flag aide to the Commander, NAVSUP and 41st Chief of Supply Corps; and logistics outfitting and grooming officer, Commander, Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Ott was one of the first officers on ground in Haiti following January 2010’s 7.0 earthquake, serving as one of the five members of U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM’s) Logistics Assessment Team. He remained until March 2010 as DLA Support Team’s Operations officer supporting SOUTHCOM, Joint Task Force-Haiti, and the Joint Logistics Command-Haiti in Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE.

Please join me in congratulating RDML Ott on his new assignment!


P.G. Stamatopoulos
RADM, SC, USN

 

Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps
2 JUL 2020


Supply Corps Spring 2020 Internship Selectees

Congratulations to the following selectees for the spring 2020 internship screening. The programs in which they will participate include: Business/Enterprise Supply Chain Management (BEM), Business/Financial Management (BFM), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Joint Operational Logistics (JOL), Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer (NACO), Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP), Logistics Planner (PLAN), and Petroleum Management (POL).

The internship selectees for spring 2020 are:

LT Michael C. Anderson AS 40 FRANK CABLE BFM
LT Adrian I. Copiaco DDG 100 KIDD NACO
LT Adam J. Weisgerber SSN 722 KEY WEST PLAN
LTJG Terry I. Belin CG 60 NORMANDY POL
LTJG Cameron D. Bryant DDG 55 STOUT NACO
LTJG Martha S. Byrne CG 53 MOBILE BAY BFM
LTJG Omar Diaz SSN 768 HARTFORD ILS
LTJG Aaron R. Dillon SSN 753 ALBANY NNPP
LTJG Kameek S. Gordon SSGN 727 GOLD NACO
LTJG Brandon J. Healy CVN 70 VINSON NACO
LTJG Logan J. Johnson LSD 51 OAKHILL NACO
LTJG Christopher M. LaFrancois MCM 9 PIONEER NACO
LTJG Salvador M. Lievanos SSN 797 IOWA BEM
LTJG Derek A. Mann CVN 76 REAGAN JOL
LTJG Jamie T. Miles CVN 69 EISENHOWER NACO
LTJG Lilly A. Payne DDG 61 RAMAGE ILS
LTJG Gregory T. Shumaker DDG 82 LASSEN NACO
LTJG Tyrell T. Yorke DDG 57 MITSCHER ILS
ENS Joshua P. Lausier MCM 6 DEVASTATOR NACO
ENS Gabrielle M. P. San Pedro LHD 4 BOXER NACO


Again, congratulations to each of you on a job well done!


P.G. STAMATOPOULOS
RADM, SC, USN
 


22 JUN 2020

FY21 Supply Corps Commander Milestone Screen Board

It is my pleasure to announce the officers listed below have been selected by the Supply Corps Commander Milestone Board held 17-18 June 2020.


PYG 18
Timothy J. Calvo
Abdul R. Ceville
David S. Fuchs, Jr.
William M. Jakubowicz
Marcus L. Jones
Christopher R. Kading
Christopher M. Lounsberry
Jason A. Morgan
Owen B. Morrissey
Joseph K. Spede

PYG 19
Karlie M. Blake
Jason D. Calandruccio
Eugene Dawson Jr.
Erik A. Decker
Kirk A. Engler
Maxine J. J. Gardner
Christopher C. Radke
Albert T. Sonon, IV

FTS
David W. Davis, II

Please join me in congratulating these officers on their selection for this significant milestone.


P.G. STAMATOPOULOS
RADM, SC, USN


22 JUNE 2020

FY21 Supply Corps Major Command Ashore Screen Board

It is my pleasure to announce the officers listed below have been selected by the Supply Corps Major Command Ashore Board held 15-16 June 2020.

O-6 Major Command Ashore (3100)

Patrick C. Blake
Matthew L. Bolls
David D. Carnal
Doyne D. Clem
Martin L. Edmonds
Nicola M. Gathright
Albert L. Hornyak
Kelly W. House, Jr.
Jerry A. King
Christopher T. Kovack
Andrew J. Lewis
Cory D. Schemm

Please join me in congratulating these officers on their selection for this significant milestone.


P.G. STAMATOPOULOS
RADM, SC, USN

 

Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
05 JUN 2020


FY21 Supply Corps Reserve Component Captain Selections

Congratulations to the following Supply Corps officers selected for promotion to the rank of Captain.

John Franco
Patrice M. Higgins
Andrew P. Mueller
Michael A. Pettola
Christopher T. Sawyer
Frank R. Solorzano, Jr.
Joseph W. Stubitz
James O. Toal
Clinton D. Tracy
Mark A. Williams

Full Time Support (FTS)
John A. Evans
Christopher S. Koprivec

Attaining the rank of Captain is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication to the Navy and sustained, superior performance.

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN


 
Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
05 JUN 2020


Supply Corps Flag Moves Announced

Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations announced the following new assignments for Rear Admiral (lower half) Kristen B. Fabry and Captain Dion D. English, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half).

RDML Fabry will be assigned as commander, Defense Logistics Agency - Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio. Fabry is currently serving as director, logistics, fleet supply and ordnance, N4, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Her afloat assignments include supply officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) deployed in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom; principal assistant for logistics, principal assistant for services, and assistant supply officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Southern Watch; pre-commissioning supply officer, USS Decatur (DDG 73); and assistant stock control, sales officer, automated data processing and underway replenishment officer, USS and USNS San Diego (AFS/T-AFS 6), completing three Mediterranean deployments and supporting operations in Haiti.

Previous shore assignments include director, fleet resources integration, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; commanding officer, Navy Supply Corps School, Newport, Rhode Island; chief of staff, director, supply chain management, and assistant commander, personnel, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; branch chief, strategy, policy, programs, and logistics directorate (J5/4), U.S. Transportation Command; officer-in-charge, detachment Everett and director, contracting, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Puget Sound, Washington, as well as senior supply assessor, Commander, Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest; plans, programs, and policies officer, N41 staff, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. PACFLT; and customer service director following a Navy Acquisition and Contracting Officer internship, NAVSUP FLC, Puget Sound, Washington.

CAPT English will be assigned as director, logistics, fleet supply and ordnance, N4, U.S. PACFLT, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. English previously served as deputy director, supply and distribution, J44, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

His afloat assignments include disbursing and sales officer, USS Scott (DDG 995); cargo and stock control officer, USNS San Diego (T-AFS 6); supply officer, USS Barry (DDG 52); and commanding officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit ONE.

Previous shore assignments include commanding officer, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella; director, Supply Corps detailing, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-4412); logistics readiness officer, logistics current operations division, N4 directorate for Commander, U.S. PACFLT; deputy logistics operations officer, Joint Task Force Civil Support, Fort Monroe, Virginia; executive assistant to the Commander, Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio; and ship force support officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia.

Please join me in congratulating RDML Fabry and CAPT English on their new assignments!


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

 


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
05 JUN 2020

FY21 Supply Corps Reserve Component Commander Selections

Congratulations to the following Supply Corps Reserve officers selected for
promotion to the rank of Commander.

Kyle J. Barker
Kalina N. Bitter
Jacob R. Broderick
Miguel A. Cantu
Christopher S. Carter
Virgil B. Chapman
John R. Elder
Pamela A. Elliott
Dawn T. Fuzell
Kevin Greenwood
Grant L. Hatten
Cary W. Hawkins
Matthew S. Hime
Jerimiah E. Hinz
Christine P. Johnson
Jeri A. Kincade
Kevin W. Lafeir
Cherry A. Lynch
Curtis L. McKie, Jr.
Lisa J. McNeely
Matthew C. Pate
Peter M. Polizzi
Tracey Y. Riley
Ricardo A. Rivera
Brian P. Sailer
Rebecca A. Scott
Paul E. Selby
Luke A. Vanbuskirk
Byron J. Villacreses
Timothy P. Walker
Jason C. Williams

Full Time Support (FTS)
David A. Boyd III
Robert A. Kalloch
Jonathon A. Lavery
Mamadou Ndaw
Jeremy S. Talmadge

Attaining the rank of Commander is the culmination of years of hard work,
dedication to the Navy and sustained, superior performance.

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

 
Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
2 JUN 2020

FY21 Indefinite Recall Opportunities

The Supply Corps has opened up limited opportunities for junior lieutenant commander Reserve or FTS Supply Corps officers to continue their career in the active component as 3100 officers. Officers interested in pursuing one of the indefinite recall opportunities should have strong performance records, an educational background in business, industrial engineering, or other disciplines with demonstrated quantitative orientation (i.e., engineering or mathematics), completed at least four years of cumulative active commissioned service (may include MOBs, ADSWs, IAs, etc.), and have no more than three years as a lieutenant commander. In order to be competitive as a 3100, a masters degree is strongly recommended. Officers who have served previously in tough visible tours that balance Supply Corps principle competency development and operational experience is preferred.

Officers selected for these opportunities must be ready to fill leadership and management positions at sea or overseas upon accession to the Active Component. As such, officers must have or must be able to pass a sea/overseas duty medical screening prior to reporting to their assigned duty location/platform.

A board will convene in the summer of 2020 to review packages and make selections. Applications are due 2 July, 2020. For additional eligibility and package requirements, please contact 901-874-4624 or email supplycorpscareercounselor@navy.mil. A sample package can be found on the career counselor website at:

https://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/OFFICER/DETAILING/RLSTAFFCORPS/SUPPLY/Pages/CareerCounselor.aspx


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN
 

Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
28 MAY 2020


CY21 Training With Industry Selections

It is my pleasure to announce the officers selected for the CY21 Training
With Industry (TWI) Program. TWI is a 12-month program providing Supply
Corps lieutenants and lieutenant commanders the opportunity to represent the
Navy at Fortune 500 corporations. Officers selected for this program are
exposed to executive-level decision-making in order to expand their
professional supply and logistics experience.

Officers selected:

LT Christopher J. Brown, PG Texas A&M University
Starbucks Coffee Company (Seattle, Washington)

LCDR Remuis D. Walls, Special Operations Command - Pacific
The Home Depot (Atlanta, Georgia)

LCDR Daniel Maldonado III, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego
ExxonMobil (Houston, Texas)

LCDR Carlisle C. Pennycooke, USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FedEx (Memphis, Tennessee)

LCDR Mabi S. Morgan, PG Naval Postgraduate School
Deloitte (Arlington, Virginia)

Alternates:
LCDR Amanda M. Jones, PG Naval Postgraduate School
LCDR Les M. Begin, PG University of Kansas

Upon completion of their respective fellowships, selectees will complete a
three-year follow-on tour in a supply chain management or auditing
assignment to best enhance the skills and experience obtained during their
TWI assignments.

Please join me in congratulating these officers on their selection!


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN
 
 

Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
19 MAY 2020


Memorial Day

Every Memorial Day, our country unites to remember those men and women who
made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in military service to our
country.

Memorial Day emerged gradually from the rifts of the Civil War and from
there became a federal holiday that unites every home in the country,
honoring those who could not come home. On Memorial Day, we reflect on their
service and treasure the freedoms we enjoy as a result. Additionally, we
support the friends and loved ones left behind, as well as the service
members who returned from combat but continue to suffer from physical and
psychological injuries.

Traditionally, memorials and cemeteries are visited on this day. Volunteers
adorn the gravesites of fallen service members with American flags in
national cemeteries. Our own flags fly half-staff until noon as a reminder
of the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service
to our country. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m.
local time.

Another Memorial Day tradition can be found in the symbol of the red poppy.
While embraced by many nations, the poppy has been traditionally worn on
Memorial Day in the United States since WWI to honor the fallen. After the
fighting was done and the battlefields of Europe were restored, the common
red poppy was among the first plants to return to bloom.

Memorial Day, typically the most traveled holiday weekend of the year,
will be centered around home for most. Nevertheless, as public celebrations
are muted this year, I encourage you to take the opportunity to commemorate
those who fought and fell in defense of the United States.

My most sincere wishes for a safe and meaningful Memorial Day.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
14 MAY 2020

FY21 Supply Corps Captain Selections

Congratulations to the following Supply Corps officers selected for promotion to the rank of Captain.

Ryan P. Anderson
Sean M. Andrews
Donald E. Baker
Mark S. Bowmer
Patrick W. Brown
Christopher M. Buczkowski
Keith A. Capper
Stefan Edwards
Vincent V. Erno
Dale A. Haney
Ronald L. Hoak, II
Peter J. Holdorf
David J. Huber
Kenneth J. Jackson
Carl W. Koch
Shani S. LeBlanc
Cass K. Madson
Craig A. Mihalik
Frank D. Miller
Christopher A. Newell
David W. Pavlik
Ryan M. Perry
Joseph C. Pestar, Jr.
Joseph H. Peth
Allen Rivera
David W. Rodebush
Phoebe U. Tamayo
James A. Trout
Juan C. Uribe
Kristian L. Wahlgren
Shannon W. Walker
Alexander D. Wallace, III
Melissia A. Williams
Michelle M. Williams
Daryl M. Wilson
Glenn A. Wright

Attaining the rank of Captain is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication to the Navy and sustained, superior performance.
Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.



M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

 



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
6 MAY 2020


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society, business, government, education and culture, all of which have strengthened our nation.

This is a time to honor the more than 20 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and express appreciation to those selflessly serving our nation. This year’s theme, “Unite Our Nation by Empowering Equality,” focuses on diversity, inclusion, and leadership meant to advance the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

One such example can be traced back to Navy Fireman Second Class Telesforo Trinidad, a Filipino who enlisted in the U.S. Navy after the United States took possession of the archipelago in the wake of the Spanish-American War. On Jan. 21, 1915, while steaming in the Gulf of California as part of the naval patrol established to protect U.S. interests and citizens in México, the captain of San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6) decided to conduct a four-hour full-speed and endurance trial to determine if the cruiser could still maintain its officially rated flank speed. At the end of the trials, an obstructed tube of one of the ship's boilers gave way, creating an eventual chain reaction with other boilers. The first explosion, in the No. 2 boiler, forced Trinidad from the fireroom as Ensign R. W. Cary, Jr. was closing the hatch. Trinidad then realized that his crewmate, Fireman Second Class R. W. Daly, remained inside. Risking his own life, Trinidad re-entered the smoke-filled fireroom and carried his shipmate to safety while Ensign Cary secured the door. However, as Trinidad carried Daly through the No. 4 fireroom, an explosion of the No. 3 boiler hit Trinidad, burning him in the face. After seeing Daly to safety and in spite of his own injury, Trinidad then assisted in rescuing another injured crewman from the No. 3 fireroom. In gratitude for his bravery, the Navy awarded Trinidad the Medal of Honor and a $100 gratuity. He remains the only Filipino in the U.S. Navy to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Trinidad survived the ordeal and lived a long life, passing away at the age of 77 in 1968.

There are currently more than 26,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander service members in the Navy, making up close to seven percent of the entire force. Our supply community and the Navy are stronger because of the countless contributions made by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders serving in uniform and as civil servants.

During the month of May, join me in celebrating the positive influence these fine Americans have had on the United States and our Navy.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN
 



Flash from the Commander and Chief of Supply Corps
1 MAY 2020


Public Service Recognition Week May 3-9

Celebrated the first week of May each year, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and  women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees, and recognizes them for their outstanding service and commitment. Every day, our nation's civil servants help make America better, safer, and stronger. During this week, we take time to pause and extend our gratitude for their exceptional and steadfast commitment to serving the American people.

This year, Public Service Recognition Week is especially meaningful given the COVID-19 pandemic gripping our country. The nation depends on the services of civilian employees like you during challenging situations. As such, along with other public servants at all levels of government, you  have provided a wide range of critical mission support with tenacity and integrity, and enabled continuity of operations.

Year-round, NAVSUP civilian employees have a direct impact on the fleet's mission. You help supply parts and services to our ships and feed our Sailors, while providing quality-of-life services to them and their families. You work side-by-side with military members, fostering teamwork and consistency of execution, always critical in maintaining our warfighting capability. This alliance ensures we deliver unique capabilities that enable us to support Navy requirements.

During these unprecedented and challenging times, I am especially proud of your adaptation and strength while maintaining your commitment to service. Thank you for your continued reliability, innovation, and persistence in support of our mission. I commend you and I am proud to recognize your dedication and professionalism not only during Public Service Recognition Week, but every single day.

Because of you, I feel confident that we will always be ready to serve, ready to sustain the fight, and Ready for Sea. Thank you.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN



Flash from Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
20 APR 2020


Holocaust Days of Remembrance

During Holocaust Days of Remembrance Apr. 19-26, we join the nation in remembering the suffering and deaths of the millions persecuted under Nazi Germany during World War II. This year's theme, "Honoring the Past, Securing the Future," focuses on the importance of never forgetting the atrocities committed during the Holocaust.

From 1933 to 1945 the Nazi regime, its allies, and collaborators systematically dehumanized and murdered six million Jews. They deemed Jews to be inferior and treated them as an alien threat to the German racial community. The Nazis also persecuted Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, political dissidents, the physically and mentally disabled, and homosexuals.

The Holocaust was carried out over more than a decade via heinous acts by Axis governments, police, and military authorities. The crimes committed had a devastating effect on European Jewish communities and reshaped history. Despite these atrocities, there are stories of hope and resilience, of liberators risking their lives, of the human spirit overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. One such liberator was Dutch educator Johan van Hulst who arranged for the transport of "precious cargo" that was passed over a hedge, hidden in baskets and sacks, and then whisked out of Amsterdam by bicycle. The cargo wasn't food or supplies, it was Jewish children, smuggled and saved by van Hulst and his colleagues during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. By the end of the war, he helped save about 600 Jewish children. Until the end of his life in 2018, he expressed regret in not doing more.

During this week, please take time to remember the millions of victims of the Holocaust, the survivors, the rescuers, and the liberators. Honor them by teaching, learning and never forgetting.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
15 APR 2020

Child Abuse Prevention Month

This year's theme, "Strong and Thriving Families," focuses on supporting and strengthening families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. Any instance of child abuse or neglect is one case too many. Given current stressors of increased telework, school closings, and social distancing mandates, we must remain even more vigilant and stand together to assist our families, friends, and communities to maximize the health, safety, and welfare of all children.

Last year, a nationwide estimate of 678,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect. In the 2020 Presidential Proclamation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, President Trump noted that, "To eradicate this blight on our society, compassionate and concerned Americans must work to effect change and impact young lives."

If you need support or suspect a problem, help is always available. Resources for preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect are online at www.childwelfare.gov. Suspected abuse should be reported to your installation Family Advocacy Program, local civilian Child Protective Services, or local law enforcement. You may also call the Department of Defense Child Abuse and Safety Hotline at 877-790-1197, OCONUS 571-372-5348. Help is also available through the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800 4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453). For immediate danger, call 911.

Remember, this month is about promoting awareness and steps we can take to prevent child abuse. Thank you for your continued commitment to our nation, our Navy, and our Supply Family!

M. C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
8 APR 2020


Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

The month of April is dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual assault and abuse. The Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) month theme, "Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission," emphasizes that toxic behavior undermines mission readiness and is contrary to our service core values. While we are in the midst of a pandemic and sheltering in place, we may think fewer people are at risk; however, that may not be the case. This environment will decrease risk to some but make others more vulnerable. Please know there are people and resources available who can help during this time. You are not alone.

Help is always available. Sexual assault prevention and response guidance is available online at www.SAPR.mil. DoD military and civilian can call the DoD Safe Helpline (877-995-5247) who can provide assistance 24/7 and connect you with your regional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and base Sexual Assault Victim Advocates (SAPR VA), as well as other military and civilian resources. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

For other areas where you may feel vulnerable, DONCEAP can assist with counseling and other needs. It can help both you and your household members. No situation is too big or too small. DONCEAP is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! It covers DoN appropriated fund CONUS and OCONUS civilian employees (and their family members). The numbers to reach DONCEAP include: 1-844-DONCEAP or 1-844- 366-2327, TTY: 1-800-635-2883, International: 001-866-829-0270.

Our NAVSUP leaders are committed to providing an environment that does not tolerate sexual misconduct or abuse, encourages reporting of sexual assault, and supports those who report such abuses regardless of location (office or teleworking). Each of us has a role in preventing, reporting and eliminating abuses so those around us can live and work in a safe environment.

DoD is continuing the prevention drumbeat campaign theme "Respect. Protect. Empower." This theme places emphasis on the critical role that everyone plays in preventing sexual assault. At all times, we must commit to treating others with respect, protecting one another from harm through active intervention, and empowering those around us to speak up. Don't hesitate to do what's right. The difference starts with you.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN




Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
7 APR 2020


CY 2021 Training With Industry Program

Training With Industry (TWI) is a 12-month program providing Supply Corps lieutenants and lieutenant commanders with the opportunity to represent the Navy through fellowships within some of the top corporations in the nation. Officers selected for this program will be exposed to executive-level decision making, expand their professional supply chain and logistics education, and provide a conduit for ideas on logistics innovation.

Candidates for our TWI programs will be selected by a Flag-led selection board and will receive an observed FITREP from the Chief of Supply Corps. TWI sites include Starbucks Coffee Company (Seattle, Washington); The Home Depot (Atlanta, Georgia); FedEx (Memphis, Tennessee); and ExxonMobil (Houston, Texas).

All lieutenants and lieutenant commanders (not in zone for promotion) that have completed two operational tours, possess a master's degree (or will graduate in the same calendar year as the board from any regionally accredited postgraduate education program), and have a PRD in 2021, will be considered. Service members pursing a master's degree outside of a Supply Corps funded postgraduate program must submit a letter from their institution's registrar's office documenting the students expected graduation date. Otherwise eligible officers who failed to select during the most recent statutory board for promotion to lieutenant commander or who have a PFA failure within 24 months of the board convening date will not be considered. Additionally, ExxonMobil candidates must possess (or will earn prior to their PRD) a 1307S, 1307R or 1307Q subspecialty code.

This year's board will convene in the spring of 2020. An official letter to the board requesting to be screened for this program is NOT required. However, those officers desiring to submit correspondence to the board must do so no later than 3 May 2020. All correspondence shall be submitted to the career counselor at supplycorpscareercounselor@navy.mil. Sample letters can be found on the career counselor website:
https://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERSNPC/OFFICER/DETAILING/RLSTAFFCORPS/SUPPLY/Pages/CareerCounselor.aspx

Upon completion of the tour, officers will be detailed to our most challenging assignments. TWI is a phenomenal opportunity that expands the business perspective and acumen of our most talented officers. Good luck!


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN
 



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
23 MAR 2020

Supply Corps 810/811 and Postgraduate Education Boards


Civilian Institutions Postgraduate Board 810/811

The Supply Corps Civilian Institutions Postgraduate Education Board (#302) will convene this summer. This Board will select officers to participate in both the Supply Acquisition/Distribution Management (810) and the University of Kansas Petroleum Management (811) Programs.

Officers selected for the 810 Program will receive a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
from one of the nation's top business schools and earn the Supply Acquisition/Distribution Management
subspecialty code (1301P). Officers selected for the 811 Program will attend the University of Kansas
and earn an MBA degree from the School of Business, a graduate certificate in Petroleum Management
from the School of Engineering, and a Petroleum Management subspecialty code (1307P).

All officers in Year Groups 2012-2014 who request screening via a package to the Board President will be
eligible for consideration by the selection board. Eligibility requirements include: completed one
operational tour of at least 18 months; a warfare qualification; an Academic Profile Code (APC) on file;
and a GMAT or GRE score report.

In the package to the Board President, eligible officers who wish to be considered must include the following:

- Letter to the Board stating interest in one or both programs, in priority order
- GMAT or GRE Score Report
- APC waiver request (if necessary)

Sample letters can be found by visiting the Supply Corps Career Counselor website at:
https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/Detailing/rlstaffcorps/supply/Pages/SampleLetters.aspx

All packages to the board must be received by 20 April 2020. Packages may be emailed to:
cscselboard@navy.mil and carbon copy mailto:supplycorpscareercounselor@navy.mil

or mailed to:
Navy Personnel Command
Customer Service Center (BUPERS-074)
President FY-20 Supply Corps Post Graduate Education Board (#302)
5640 Ticonderoga Loop, Building 768, Room E302 Millington, TN 38055-6300


Supply Corps Postgraduate Education Board

Postgraduate education is a career milestone for Supply Corps officers. Beginning this summer, eligible 3100 officers from year groups 2009 through 2014 will automatically be screened for all Naval Postgraduate School and Service College Professional Military Education opportunities.

Officers must meet eligibility requirements listed below to be screened:

• Academic Profile Code (APC) of 345 or better (ODC Block 47)
• Postgraduate School Preferences (ODC Block 94)
• Completed one Operational Tour
• Warfare Qualification (ODC Block 72 / OSR Special Qualifications)

Selected officers will be slated to a program IAW needs of the Navy, needs of the Supply Corps and on-file preferences.

The Supply Corps Career Counselor web page and the eSUPPO app are great resources for learning more about keeping officer records up-to-date. A well-maintained and accurate record reflects your professional experiences and accomplishments. Officer records include your Officer Data Card (ODC), Officer Summary Record (OSR), Performance Summary Record (PSR), and photo. Print and review your record often, as you are responsible for its accuracy. Access your records via BUPERS Online at: https://www.bol.navy.mil.

If you have any questions please contact the Supply Corps Career Counselor at 901-874-4621/4622 or by email at mailto:supplycorpscareercounselor@navy.mil


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

 


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
06 MAR 2020


FY21 Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief Board Results

Congratulations to the following Supply enlisted personnel who have been
selected for Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief by the FY21
Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief Selection Boards.

Command Master Chief - Active
LSCM Evelyn H. Wallace ATG SAN DIEGO

Command Senior Chief - Active
LSCS David A. Adkins PCU JOHN F KENNEDY CVN 79
CSCS Jacelyne J. Augustin USS ASHLAND LSD 48
CSCS Michael Vira NSF POLAND
LSCS Avagayle D. Williams NRD NEW YORK

Command Senior Chief - Full Time Support
LSCS Yuvetta N. Abiera USS MESA VERDE LPD 19

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding senior enlisted leaders in their selection.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
5 MAR 2020

Women's History Month

Every year during the month of March, we recognize and celebrate Women's History. This year's theme, "Honoring the Past, Securing the Future," highlights the evolution of women's service to our Navy and nation.

Women have played an important role throughout our Navy's history. While permitted to serve as Navy nurses since the 1800s, they could not enlist until World War I. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Public Law 689 creating the Navy's women Reserve program, paving the way for both officer and enlisted women to join the sea service in World War II. In 2016, the Department of Defense opened all military occupations and positions to all who qualify and meet specific standards, allowing women to serve without barriers.

Today, nearly 78,000 active, Reserve and enlisted women serve in the Navy's ranks. They answer the call to serve and play a vital role at all levels of leadership, bringing new perspectives and innovative ideas to the fight. The work they perform contributes significantly to the readiness of warfighting, warfighters, and the future Navy.

Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements by all women, both military and civilian, who support the Navy today, tomorrow, and in the future.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN


 


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