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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
24 APR 2017

Holocaust Days of Remembrance

NAVSUP joins our nation in April's Holocaust Days of Remembrance, and Holocaust Remembrance Day-Yom HaShoah-on April 24, as we remember the suffering and death of the millions persecuted under Nazi Germany during World War II. The theme of this year's observance "Learning from the Holocaust: The Strength of the Human Spirit," reminds us of the lessons of this history.

The Nazis and their collaborators systematically murdered more than six million Jews in the Holocaust, while Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, political dissidents, the physically and mentally disabled, and homosexuals also suffered grievous persecution.

To enact the Nazi's "final solution," the murder of Europe's Jews, government and military planners built the institutions and supply chains needed to kill as many as 11 million people. They organized mass deportations; funded and scheduled trains; built and supplied concentration camps; and organized the manufacture, transportation and safe handling of tons of Zyklon B poison for the gas chambers.

The industrial scale of these crimes reminds us of the important difference between efficiency and doing good. This multi-agency core of logisticians and supply officers was efficient, yet blind to the ethics of their evil task. They followed their rules and directions, yet grievously violated our most fundamental human values. They failed to find the strength and moral courage to do what was right.

Please take time this week to reflect upon and honor the millions of victims of the Holocaust, the survivors, the rescuers, and the liberators. We honor them when we learn history's lessons, and are inspired to not just do our work well, but to do good.



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
19 APR 2017

Navigating the Mentor-Protege Relationship (It's Your Career Supplement) Available for Download

I am pleased to announce the release of the "Navigating the Mentor-Protege Relationship" playbook, a supplement of "It's Your Career," now available in the eSUPPO app and online at the Navy Supply Corps Officer Career Counselor website at

This unique playbook further enhances the resources available to our Supply Corps community, providing useful tools for mentoring within the Supply Corps, as well as fundamentals for mentors and proteges developed through best practices and basic doctrine. I encourage you to read this thought-provoking new guide with an open mind and implement the tools, where applicable, into your daily mentoring relationships. While not all-encompassing, I hope you find value in the frameworks presented, and I look forward to the discussions incited by our shared engagement.

Thank you to the Supply Advisory Team for Mentoring and Career Development and our Office of Supply Corps Personnel for their hard work in developing this playbook which should prove valuable to all Supply Corps officers.

Remember, we are all accountable to one another. Our ability to deliver mission success is exponentially increased by our conscious efforts to build strong teams, flexible leaders, and innovative solutions.


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
11 APR 2017

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Congress proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM), a time for our nation to remember victims of abuse and neglect. This year's "Keep Them Safe" campaign aims to heighten child safety awareness, and reinforce the Navy's commitment that all children deserve to be safe, nurtured, and cherished.

Child abuse damages our communities and has a negative impact on the Fleet's mission and warfighting capability. We can play a significant role in protecting our children from harm. Establishing and maintaining an environment that promotes the well-being of the children and families in our communities is important. Child abuse and neglect is a public health and family issue, and the Navy is committed to preventing and eliminating it in our communities.

Be aware and take on the responsibility of keeping our nation's children safe and preventing child abuse. Look for signs of both physical and mental abuse. Tips for spotting abuse and how to respond are at

Children are the future of our society and our country. When we foster the well-being of the children around us, we strengthen the health of our Navy communities and nation.



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
10 APR 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

The month of April is dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual assault and abuse. This year's theme, "Protecting Our People, Protects our Mission," emphasizes that toxic behaviors undermine mission readiness and are contrary to Navy core values.  We need to act together to eliminate sexual assault and sexual harassment, to include misconduct online.

Our NAVSUP leaders are committed to providing an environment that does not tolerate sexual misconduct, that encourages reporting of sexual assault, and that supports those who report sexual assault. Each of us has a role in preventing, reporting and eliminating abuses so those around us can live and work in a safe environment. The difference starts with you.

Help is always available. Sexual assault prevention and response guidance is online at The DOD Safe Helpline phone number is 877-995-5247.  Safe Helpline can also connect you with the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) on your installation/base, and other military and civilian resources in your area. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

This year, we are reminded that harassment can have devastating effects online as well. Individuals who participate in or condone misconduct online may also be subject to criminal, disciplinary, and/or administrative action. Anyone aware of or impacted by online misconduct should report it to NCIS, and inform his/her chain of command.

While we are one Navy with one fight, our unity is undermined if we do not protect our people against toxic behavior that erodes us and will ultimately tear us apart. We must nurture a culture of respect and appreciation for one another. If you see toxic behavior, have the courage to do what is right. Do not be a bystander. Together, we can successfully sail the horizon and win the fight, when all our teammates trust that we're standing watch.



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
06 APR 2017

CY18 Training With Industry Selections

It is my pleasure to announce the officers selected for the CY 18 Training With Industry (TWI) Program. TWI is a 12-month program providing Supply Corps lieutenants and lieutenant commanders with the opportunity to represent the United States Navy while serving in fellowships with some of the nation's top corporations. Officers selected for this program will be exposed to executive-level decision-making at Fortune 500 Companies and will expand their professional supply and logistics education.

This year's selectees are:

Starbucks Coffee Company (Seattle, Washington)
LCDR(sel) Michael P. Dausen, University of Maryland

The Home Depot (Atlanta, Georgia)
LCDR Marcus E. Thomas, NAVSUP WSS Philadelphia

ExxonMobil (Houston, Texas)
LCDR Scott M. McCarthy, NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound

FedEx (Memphis, Tennessee)
LCDR Britta W. Christianson, Naval Postgraduate School

Qualified Insufficient Opportunity (QIO) selectees are:
LCDR Joseph R. Bossi, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka
LCDR(sel) Jose A. Galvao, Naval Postgraduate School

Upon completion of their respective fellowships, each selectee will serve a three-year follow-on tour in one of our key supply chain management assignments and utilize the skills and ideas attained from their experiences.

Please join me in congratulating these officers for their selection to represent our Supply Corps in the private sector.



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
28 MAR 2017

Supply Corps Flag Nominated for Promotion

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced today that the President has nominated Rear Admiral (lower half) John P. Polowczyk for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral.

RDML John P. Polowczyk is currently serving as director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations (OPNAV N41), Washington, D.C.

RDML Polowczyk earned a bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy.  He also holds master's degrees in Contract and Acquisition Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  He has also received advanced education through the Executive Education Program offered at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

RDML Polowczyk's afloat assignments include USS QUEENFISH (SSN 651); USS PETERSON (DD 969); and USS BATAAN (LHD 5).

Previous duty stations include director, Fleet Ordnance and Supply, and Fleet Supply Officer, N41, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA; comptroller, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA; commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, HI; business management officer, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA; military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, N41, Washington, D.C.; business financial manager, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Washington, D.C.; financial officer, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA; contracting officer, NAVSEA; and instructor, Naval Supply Corps School, Athens, GA.

Please join me in congratulating RDML Polowczyk on his selection for promotion.



Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
22 MAR 2017
Supply Corps Officers Nominated for Promotion
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced today that Captain Kevin M. Jones and Captain Thomas J. "Jack" Moreau have been nominated for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half). 
CAPT Jones is currently serving as commanding officer, Office of Special Projects, Washington, D.C.
CAPT Jones, a native of Pittsfield, MA, earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont and master's degrees in Foreign Affairs and Business Administration from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He also attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.
CAPT Jones' operational assignments include commanding officer, Naval Special Warfare Group ONE, Logistics Support Unit; supply officer, USS JARRETT (FFG 33); and material division officer and aviation support division officer, USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63).
Previous duty stations include assistant commander, Supply Operations and Logistics Policy (N3/4), Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Mechanicsburg, PA; chief of staff, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, PA; commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Italy; assistant chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering, Maintenance and Combat Systems (N4) for Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, CA; Joint logistics planner, United States Central Command, J4 Directorate, Tampa, FL; director of logistics on the staff of Commander, Marine Corps Air Bases Western Area, G4 Directorate, San Diego, CA;  and contracting officer, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD, where he supported the F/A-18 Super Hornet program. CAPT Jones was stationed in Kuwait attached to the U.S. Embassy working with the Kuwait Air Force as an advisor to the Kuwait Air Forces Chief of Logistics.
CAPT Moreau is currently serving as commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, VA.
CAPT Moreau, a native of Newburgh, NY area, earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Union College, Schenectady NY and a master's degree in Management with emphasis in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.  He is also a Harvard Senior Executive Fellow.
CAPT Moreau's operational assignments include chief of staff, United States Forces, Afghanistan Operational Contract Support Cell; Joint Task Force, North Korea; supply officer, USS NIMITZ (CVN 68); supply officer, USS PONCE (LPD 15); supply officer, USS LA MOURE COUNTY (LST 1194); and disbursing/sales/supply officer, USS GARY (FFG 51).
Previous duty stations include deputy director of the logistics programs and business operations division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; chief of staff, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, San Diego, CA; assistant to the force supply officer, Commander, Naval Air Forces, North Island, CA; Supply Corps officer community manager and flag planner, Bureau of Personnel, Millington, TN; comptroller/financial management officer, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic Fleet; business systems director, NAVSUP Navy Supply Information Systems Activity, Mechanicsburg, PA; supply officer/fuels officer, Souda Bay, Greece; 31st Naval Construction Brigade, Port Hueneme, CA; and comptroller in Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, San Diego, CA.
Please join me in congratulating CAPT Jones and CAPT Moreau on achieving this significant career milestone!


Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
02 MAR 2017
FY18 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 In-service Procurement Board.
Supply Corps LDO - 651X
LS1(SW/IW) Godwin Apostol                LSCS(SS/AW) Brian Boyd
LSC(SW/AW) Richard Brown                 LS1(AW/SW) Paul Grissom
LS1(SW/AW) Brandon Healy                 LSC(SW/AW) Melissa Howard
CSC(SW/AW) Bernardo Tinoco            SH1(SW) Maria Torresguevara
Food Service Warrant - 7521
CSC(SW/AW) Byrone Alvesbautista     CSC(SW/AW) Ronny Barrio
CSCS(SW/AW) Wayne Browne             CSC(SW/AW) Nicole Campbell
CSCS(SW/AW) Blake Franklin                CSC(SS) Arthur J. Johnson Jr.
CSC(SW/AW) William Kanack
Please join me in congratulating these outstanding senior enlisted leaders in their selection.