MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) Commander Rear Adm. Grafton Chase and Command Master Chief Chris Fitzgerald visited NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain, Jan. 8-10.
This was Rear Adm. Chase's first visit since taking command of NAVSUP GLS, and the purpose of the visit was to meet with Sailors and observe operations in the 5th fleet area of operations (AOO).
During the organized interactive all-hands meeting, NAVSUP GLS leadership explained GLS' new roles and responsibilities. During the all-hands, Rear Adm. Chase recognized several Sailors for their hard work and accomplishments.
"It takes a team to function smoothly and effectively as we do while supporting our troops and their families overseas. Receiving this personal recognition from Rear Adm. Chase reinforces the idea that our hard work is being recognized throughout the chain of command and the fleet," said Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Fabienne Augustin, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain. "I would like to thank Rear Adm. Chase for taking the time aside from his demanding schedule to come see how we are functioning in the 5th Fleet area of operations to provide exceptional services."
Rear Adm. Chase held meetings with regional leaders in the area of responsibility (AOR) and traveled with Capt. Kerry Pearson, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain commanding officer, to meet with key customers. USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3) provided a unique opportunity as the Navy's newest afloat expeditionary sea base. Aboard Puller, Rear Adm. Chase's visit facilitated understanding of the ship's unique capabilities and the supply officers explained their specific procedures for loading and unloading shipments to mitigate those capabilities.
NAVSUP FLC Bahrain provides full spectrum operational logistics support and quality-of-life programs to Navy, joint and coalition warfighters, DoD civilians, and their families in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) AOR. NAVSUP FLC Bahrain is located a\onboard NSA Bahrain, which is situated in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is home to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. 5th Fleet.
NAVSUP FLC Bahrain is one of eight FLCs under Commander, NAVSUP. NAVSUP's mission is to provide supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and joint warfighter. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.
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