NAVSUP GLS Selects 2016 Sailors of the Year

Story Number: NNS161110-23Release Date: 11/10/2016 3:09:00 PM
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By Suzanna Brugler, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support, Deputy, Office of Corporate Communications

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Petty Officer 1st Class Sarah Longoria from Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain was named the NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) enterprise Senior Sailor of the Year following a ceremony in San Diego, Nov. 9.

Longoria was selected among eight finalist candidates representing the eight fleet logistics centers of the NAVSUP GLS enterprise operating around the world.

At the ceremony, the command also selected and honored:

- NAVSUP GLS Blue Jacket of the Year - Seaman Michael Jacobs, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk
- NAVSUP GLS Junior Sailor of the Year - Petty Officer 3rd Class Shermalaine Dantes, NAVSUP FLC Rota
- NAVSUP GLS Sailor of the Year - Petty Officer 2nd Class (FMF/SW) Daniel Paez, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella

Command leaders also selected the NAVSUP GLS enterprise reserve stand out Sailors:

- NAVSUP GLS Reserve Bluejacket of the Year - Seaman Ringelaisa Valasco, NAVSUP FLC San Diego
- NAVSUP GLS Reserve Junior Sailor of the Year - Petty Officer 3rd Class Chanccey Ruffin, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk
- NAVSUP GLS Reserve Sailor of the Year - Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Greathouse, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk
- NAVSUP GLS Reserve Senior Sailor of the Year - Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Stearman, NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor

"I'm extremely proud of all our hard-working Sailors across the NAVSUP GLS clemency," said Rear Adm. James McNeal, NAVSUP GLS commander. "This year's selection was especially difficult because of the high-caliber of Sailors we have dispersed throughout the enterprise. Congratulations to all our nominees and award-winners."

As the active-duty Senior Sailor of the Year, Longoria will represent NAVSUP GLS at the annual Naval Supply Systems Command echelon II Sailor of the Year competition.

"I'm honored to have been selected among a group of such fine Sailors and leaders," said Longoria. "I could not have accomplished this distinction without the support and hard work of my junior Sailors, nor the guidance and leadership of my senior mentors."

To earn this recognition, Longoria expertly led 20 Sailors and 14 civilians from Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, its tenant commands, and Minhad U.A.E. in all aspects of material handling equipment (MHE) procurement, leasing, maintenance, licensing and inspection of 55 forklifts of varying sizes and capabilities. She oversaw the phased replacement of 16 MHE assets, from contract negotiations, procurement, and shipping.

"Annually we recognize our active duty and reserve Sailors of the Year from each of our eight Fleet Logistics Centers worldwide," said Master Chief Petty Officer Pablo Cintron, NAVSUP GLS command master chief. "I am very proud of our active duty and reserve team of Sailors who provide exceptional logistical support to our warfighters."

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.

NAVSUP GLS has eight regional FLCs worldwide in the following locations -- Manama, Bahrain; Jacksonville, Florida; Norfolk; Pearl Harbor; Puget Sound, Washington; San Diego; Sigonella, Sicily; and Yokosuka, Japan.

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