NAVSUP News and Updates

Flashes from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps:

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.



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.



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.


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.


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 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!


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 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.


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 Sample letters can be found on the career counselor website:

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!



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:

All packages to the board must be received by 20 April 2020. Packages may be emailed to: and carbon copy

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:

If you have any questions please contact the Supply Corps Career Counselor at 901-874-4621/4622 or by email at



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
CSCS Jacelyne J. Augustin USS ASHLAND LSD 48
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.


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.


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

CY19 Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program Winners

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the CY19 Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program. This award program is divided into four command award categories and a single category to honor individuals.

Category I Naval Bulk Fuel Terminal:
Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Point Loma

Category II Navy Retail Fuel Activity:
Naval Air Station Fallon

Category III Marine Corps Fuel Facility:
Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni

Category IV Marine Corps Tactical Fuel Unit:
Marine Wing Support Squadron 371

Category V Individuals:

Navy Fuels Officer
LCDR Daniel Maldonado, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego

Navy Fuels Chief Petty Officer
LSCS Randy Huttonmills, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk

Navy Fuels Petty Officer
ABF2 Brian Farber, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella

Navy Fuels Civilian
Mr. David Sue-Ling, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella

Marine Corps Fuels Officer
CWO3 Edgardo Borrero, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Marine Corps Fuels Staff NCO
GySgt William Friddle, MCAS New River

Marine Corps Fuels Civilian
Mr. Mark DeSander, MCAS Iwakuni

Congratulations to these individuals and teams on a job well done!


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

Supply Corps Officers Nominated for Promotion

Nominations for promotion of Captain Matthew N. Ott III and Captain Dion D. English to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) were received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

CAPT Ott is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP).

Ott received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business with a Psychology minor from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and commissioned via VMI's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. In 2004, he earned a Master of Business Administration in Global Supply Chain Management and E-Business and Digital Commerce from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a 2011 distinguished graduate of National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where he earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy. He is also a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Executive School of Government, Harvard University.

Previous shore assignments include 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.

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.

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.

He is designated as a Naval Aviation Supply Officer and a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is a Joint Qualified Officer. He is Level III Life Cycle Logistics certified and is the Supply Corps’ first Life Cycle Logistics Key Leadership Position designee. His teams earned the prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year award for innovation and excellence for 2016 (NAVSUP Logistics Cell Team out of Philadelphia) and 2017 (NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Enterprise Logistics Response Team). Both teams were also selected as NAVSUP’s Logistics Team of the Year.

Ott’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; and various unit and campaign awards.

CAPT English is currently assigned to the Joint Staff as deputy director, Supply and Distribution (J44).

English entered the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training program. He received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and was commissioned through the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Southern University. He earned a master’s in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He attended the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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. Pacific Fleet; deputy logistics operations officer, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), Fort Monroe, Virginia; executive assistant to the Commander, Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio; and ship force support officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia.

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.

He is designated as a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and as a Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is a Joint Qualified Officer. While serving as NAVSUP FLC Sigonella commanding officer, his command earned recognition as member of the prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year.

English’s personal decorations include Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; and Navy Achievement Medal.

Please join me in congratulating CAPT Ott and CAPT English on achieving this significant career milestone!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
25 FEB 2020

Supply Corps Reserve Officer Nominated for Promotion

Nomination for promotion of Captain Patrick S. Hayden to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

CAPT Hayden is currently serving as Reserve deputy director, Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance (N4RB), Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Hayden is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science. He received his commission as an ensign from Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in August 1992. He attended the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) in Athens, Georgia. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University and a Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.

Active duty tours include supply officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); staff officer, N41, Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF); logistics officer, Naval Special Warfare Group 3; and action officer at the Pentagon.

His Reserve assignments include commanding officer, Navy Reserve (NR), Commander, Pacific Fleet, Logistics Readiness Center, San Diego, California; commanding officer, NR, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support; deputy chief, Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, U.S. Transportation Command; commanding officer, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 10; commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Logistics Assistance Team, Columbus, Ohio; commanding officer, NR Naval Special Warfare Group Logistic Support Unit 1; and logistics officer, Naval Special Warfare Det. Columbus, Ohio.

After his command tour with NCHB-10, he deployed with Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forward as the deputy commander of a task group of 560 Sailors at 23 detachments in seven Middle Eastern countries providing customs clearance, air cargo handling, logistics and expeditionary services for Joint Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). At the end of his DLA command tour, he forward deployed to the U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center in Kuwait as deputy director of current operations. His initial recall as a reservist was with Commander, Naval Air Forces assessing the logistics pipeline for the Navy’s top weapon system platform, the F/A-18 Hornet to support OEF in Afghanistan.

He is designated a Naval Aviation Supply Officer and Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer. He completed the Advanced Management Program at NSCS Athens and the Senior Navy Reserve Officer Course and Navy Reserve Advanced Management Seminar at Commander, Navy Reserve Force.

Hayden’s personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; and various unit and campaign awards.

Please join me in congratulating CAPT Hayden on achieving this significant career milestone!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
25 FEB 2020

Supply Corps Internship Programs Spring 2020

Supply Corps internship programs provide junior officers with an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in the Supply Corps' principal competencies and explore various functional subspecialties. Internship applications are being considered for the following programs: Business Financial Management (BFM), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Joint Operational Logistics (JOL), Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer (NACO), Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP), and Petroleum Management (POL). Billet information is available on the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) website and on the eSUPPO app.

Warfare qualified officers (O1-O3) with a Projected Rotation Date (PRD) between May 2020 and April 2021 and will have completed one operational tour are eligible. Application inquiries should be directed to the Internship Program Coordinator via email ( or by phone (901-874-4273, DSN 882).

Additional information, to include a sample application, is available on the NPC website. Endorsed applications are due no later than 15 April 2020. Submissions must be sent as a PDF, without Social Security numbers, to Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail upon receipt.

By submitting an application, officers agree to complete a 24-month internship and to remain on active duty for an additional tour of duty. The administrative screening of applicants will commence on 20 April 2020.

I highly encourage you to contact your mentors to discuss their unique perspectives regarding these opportunities.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
25 FEB 2020

Supply Corps Reserve Flag Nominated for Promotion

Nomination for promotion of Rear Admiral (lower half) Grafton D. “Chip” Chase, Jr. to the rank of Rear Admiral was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

RDML Chase is currently serving as director, Joint Reserve Forces (J9), Defense Logistics Agency.

Previous duty stations include Fleet Supply, Logistics and Ordnance (N4), U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet; commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California; Reserve director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations, N41, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia; deputy chief of staff for Reserve Operations, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California; Military Traffic Management Command Det. 202, Alexandria, Virginia; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 10, Yorktown, Virginia; Naval Reserve Readiness Command South, Fort Worth, Texas; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, Washington, District of Columbia; and Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, Virginia. His command tours include: Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Norfolk Det. 207, Richmond, Virginia; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 8, Lakehurst, New Jersey; Defense Finance and Accounting Service Cleveland 105, Cleveland, Ohio; and commodore, 4th Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment, Jacksonville, Florida.

His afloat tours were aboard USS Clark (FFG 11) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). He has also served staff tours with the Naval Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a flag aide and the weapons systems manager for the EA-6B Prowler during Operation Desert Storm.

Please join me in congratulating RDML Chase on his promotion!


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

Navy Supply Corps 225th Birthday

From Tench Francis, appointed Purveyor of Public Supplies in 1795, to the office I am honored and humbled to serve today, the Supply Corps has set the standard for excellence and selfless devotion to duty. “A sound logistics plan is the foundation upon which a war operation should be based,” said former Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Raymond Spruance. With more than two centuries of accomplished history in our wake, together we continue our journey at flank speed to counter an ever-evolving threat environment while maintaining freedom of the seas.

The Supply Corps’ history is the story of its people — the men and women who embody integrity, resourcefulness, innovation, creativity, tenacity and dedication. Each of their stories has a place in the context of American naval history, and, as a result, reflects in contributions to past victories at sea and current Integrated Naval Force readiness. Thank your families for their continuous support, and never forget those who gave their lives in the service of our nation. Appreciate the contributions of those serving alongside you, shoulder-to-shoulder, to advance our mission — such as our Logistics Specialists, Culinary Specialists, Retail Services Specialists and civilians.

From replenishments at sea – first conducted by USS Constitution in 1799 and later considered a “secret weapon” in World War II – to today’s globally integrated supply chains, we remain Navy’s premiere readiness enablers.

Now is a time to celebrate 225-years of being ready to serve, ready to sustain the fight, and Ready for Sea! Be proud of our Corps and your distinguished achievements. You are truly one-of-a-kind in our Navy, and I am grateful for your dedicated service. Happy Birthday, Supply Corps!


11 FEB 2020

FY21 Active Duty LDO/CWO Selection Board Results

Congratulations to the following Supply senior enlisted personnel who have
been selected for Limited Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer via the
FY-21 In-service Procurement Board.

Supply Corps Limited Duty Officer - 6510

LSC (SW/AW) Moses T. Aburo     
LSC (SW) Etienne K. Attobra
RSC (SW/AW/IW) Seng I. Chan     
LSC (SW/EXW) Robert C. Georgen
LSCS (SW) Robert C. Gervacio       
LSC (AW/SW) Adam C. Jerasa
LSC (SW/AW) Andres A. Matos Jr.

Food Service Warrant Officer - 7521

CSC (SW/AW) Dominique A. Birch       
CSCS (SW/EXW) Jeremy J. Domagalski
CSC (SW/AW) Darweshi S. Eldridge       
CSC (SW/AW) Rodell L. Hardaway
CSC (SW) Derek A. Lyons     
CSC (SW) Martell L. Pierce
CSSC (SS) Christopher R. Rhoads       

CSSC (SS/DV) David Z. Souchon

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


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
3 Feb 2020

National African American/Black History Month

February is National African American/Black History Month, a time to recognize the significant contributions of African American men and women who have influenced our past, present, and continue to shape our future. This year’s theme, “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future,” encourages us to rediscover the histories of African Americans who have endured and overcome racial prejudice, discrimination, and segregation to help build a better future for our Nation.

One of the most notable figures who influenced our Navy, Mess Attendant Doris “Dorie” Miller, saved the lives of countless Sailors aboard the USS West Virginia (BB 48) after it was torpedoed during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Miller moved his shipmates to safer areas on the ship, tended to the wounded, and valiantly fought attacking Japanese forces by firing an anti-aircraft gun for which he had no training as African Americans were still not allowed to serve in combat positions. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross for bravery.

Honoring his valor, and as an inspiration to the Navy’s present and future Sailors, just a few weeks ago the Navy named its newest aircraft carrier USS Doris Miller (CVN 81). It will be the first aircraft carrier named for an enlisted Sailor and the first named for an African American.

As Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith noted, “The Sailors who will put the USS Doris Miller to sea will be the fortunate ones, as heirs to the mightiest of Navy legends who epitomized the kind of fighting Sailor we need today.”

Miller is just one of many whose character continues to drive our resilient, determined, and unwavering forces. Please take some time this month to learn about other African American men and women whose legacies continue to shape our Navy and our nation.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
3 FEB 2020

FY21 Supply Corps Captain Major Command Ashore and Commander Milestone
Boards (#56/#55)

The Supply Corps Captain Major Command Ashore Screen Board (#56) is
scheduled to convene on 18 June 2020, and the Supply Corps Commander
Milestone Screen Board (#55) is scheduled to convene on 21 June 2020. Board
#56 will consider eligible captains in Promotion Year Group (PYG) 2016
through PYG 2020, and Board #55 will consider eligible commanders in PYGs
2018 and 2019.

The successful completion of an oral board is mandatory prior to being
screened by either board. The oral board is a one-time requirement during a
Supply Corps officer's career. Each NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center commanding
officer has been designated as the regional lead for coordinating the
membership and management of commander oral boards. The NAVSUP Office of
Supply Corps Personnel (NAVSUP OP) will coordinate the membership and
management of captain oral boards upon request.

Reporting Senior Nomination and Oral Board Recommendation letters must be
submitted to NAVSUP OP no later than 01 May 2020. Letters should be emailed

Captains and commanders who submit a letter to the board requesting to not
be considered for either board will no longer be eligible for future
administrative screen boards at that rank. Additionally, officers who do not
complete the full qualification process outlined in NAVSUPINST 1412.1B for
consideration before their milestone board opportunity will lose future
board eligibility at that rank unless a command-endorsed request for
exception is submitted and approved by the Chief of Supply Corps.

Review NAVSUPINST 1412.1B for further information. You may address questions
to the Supply Corps Career Counselor at


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps

NAVSUP Names New Vice Commander

Today, I have the privilege of announcing the selection of Mr. Kurt J. Wendelken to replace Mr. Michael T. Madden as NAVSUP Vice Commander.  Mr. Madden will retire later this month. 

Mr. Wendelken currently serves as the NAVSUP Assistant Commander for Supply Chain Technology/Systems Integration and Chief Information Officer. In this position, he serves as Navy’s lead for supply chain technology exploitation, systems integration, data analytics and the authoritative expert for supply chain surety and cyber protection.

Mr. Wendelken entered the Senior Executive Service (SES) in December 2016 after a 26-year career as a Navy Supply Corps officer, beginning with his 1991 commissioning from Aviation Officer Candidate School.  He has served in a variety of supply, information technology (IT) and logistics positions, including sea tours onboard the command ship USS LaSalle (AGF 3), the guided missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) and the amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5). Shore assignments included Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Business Systems Center; Chief, External IT Services at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE); and the Enterprise Business System Resource Sponsor on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in international business/international affairs from Hofstra University and a Master of Science in information technology management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Wendelken is also a graduate of the Executive Program, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College and the U.S. Naval War College, College of Command and Staff.  He is certified level III in lifecycle logistics and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.

He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit and several other personal and unit awards from his uniformed service.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Wendelken.



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