By Brian J. Davis, NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound Corporate Communications
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- The Commander of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) wrapped up a three-day visit with four regional facilities in the Pacific Northwest run by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Puget Sound July 29.
The purpose of the visit of NAVSUP GLS Commander, Rear Adm. James McNeal was to view NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound operations and see firsthand the diverse scope of activities and services the Sailors, Department of Defense civilians, and contractors provide to operational and shore-based units in the area, and to understand the day-to-day challenges they face.
The admiral met with NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound personnel at four locations; Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bremerton and Bangor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and Naval Station Everett.
"Providing global logistics to a global Navy is a team sport. The focus of NAVSUP GLS is supporting the fleet logistics centers so you can support the fleet," said McNeal.
Along with touring the various NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound activities and speaking to staff, McNeal met with unit commanders supported by NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound to gain a 'customer's perspective' on the quality of services the command provides to the fleet.
"Your reputation is impeccable," McNeal told a group of FLC Puget Sound Sailors and civilians during an admiral's call at NBK Bremerton. "We want happy customers and your customers are delighted."
During his visit, McNeal also visited Sailors at work in a flight line "hot pit" aircraft refueling station and an EA-18G "Growler" simulator at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, a Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) missile assembly facility at NBK Bangor, and went aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) in Everett.
NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound, one of eight fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP GLS, provides operational logistics, business and support services to Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and other Joint and Allied Forces. Products and services include contracting, fuels, global logistics, hazardous material management, household goods, integrated logistics support, material management, postal, regional transportation and warehousing.
NAVSUP GLS provides global logistics for a global Navy. The organization is made up of more than 6,500 military and civilian logistics professionals operating from 105 locations worldwide providing an extensive array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy, Marine Corps, joint operational units, and allied forces across all warfare enterprises.