BATH, Maine (NNS) -- Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Norfolk, Bath Division Configuration/Outfitting and Commissioning Supply Service (CSS) teams were each awarded an AEGIS Destroyer Excellence Award in a May 24 ceremony in Bath, Maine.
According to NAVSUP FLC Norfolk, Bath Division Director James Mitchell, this award program is run by Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships and recognizes AEGIS destroyer-related accomplishments and provides awards in the categories of individual and team in direct support of acquisition efforts including research, development and new construction, along with in-service efforts such as overhaul and maintenance.
"I'm extremely proud of both of these teams," said Mitchell. "My configuration/outfitting and CSS teams are folks who truly place the needs of the warfighter first."
Both teams were commended for their work with the future guided-missile destroyers USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).
The configuration/outfitting team worked with builder and contractor support to oversee configuration changes that accounted for 700 contractor-furnished and more than 29 thousand government-furnished line item changes, while monitoring the procurement of more than 45 thousand requisitions valued at more than $16 million.
The CSS team was responsible for the successful turnover and loadout of more than 20 thousand allowances valued at more than $22 million. Their efforts contributed to Rafael Peralta scoring high on their light-off assessment, which assesses a ship's ability to get underway.
"Our team of Sailors, civilians and contractors embrace NAVSUP's 'Ready. Resourceful. Responsive!' ethos," Mitchell explained.
Mitchell added that NAVSUP FLC Norfolk, Bath Division works as part of a partnership between NAVSUP and Naval Sea Systems Command that, "... basically allows the warfighter to be the warfighter, and leaves logistics to be handled by the logisticians."
Rafael Peralta is scheduled to join the fleet later this year and Thomas Hudner is scheduled for commissioning next year.
NAVSUP FLC Norfolk, one of eight fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP GLS, provides operational logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands with 37 separate locations in three Navy regions.
NAVSUP GLS provides global logistics for a global Navy. The organization is made up of more than 6,300 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.
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A component of the Naval Supply Systems Command headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, NAVSUP GLS is part of a worldwide logistics network of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel providing combat capability through logistics.
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