NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka receives back-to-back Retention Excellence Awards
YOKOSUKA – Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka raised its golden anchor pennant Dec. 16 for the second straight year as a result of being announced a winner of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Retention Excellence Award.
“Your success represents commitment to the growth and development of your Sailors and serves as the foundation of fleet readiness,” said Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen, Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps.
Each year, commands have their career information program assessed, which includes benchmarks for reenlistments, retention and attrition. This year NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka exceeded all applicable benchmarks once again.
“This is truly a team effort and attributable to leaders at every level taking care of their Sailors,” said Capt. Jeffery Davis, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka, commanding officer.
A key part of this award winning team is the Navy Career Counselor (NC) who plays a vital role to the success of any command. This rating focuses on enhancing the career development and opportunities for other Sailors, which allows them to spend more time doing their specific jobs for the command. NCs also focus on manning, placement, and retention, which contribute to the success of the command and the Navy overall.
“Our career counselors have taken this command a long way from no Retention Excellence Award in five years to back-to-back Retention Excellence Awards,” said Command Master Chief Edwin Purdy, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka, command master chief. “This award is just another example of their leadership and mentorship.”
Retention and reenlistment of qualified Sailors is a mutual benefit to the Sailor and the Navy. However, the Navy is only looking to retain the best and brightest.
The Career Navigator Waypoints (CWAY) system is the primary force shaping tool used to identify top performers, said Navy Counselor 1st Class Alex March, command career counselor at NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka.
One of the biggest hurdles in earning this retention award is insuring every Sailor’s intention is submitted into the CWAY system on time every time, with no “failed to submit” incidents all year long, according to Purdy.
“One failure removes the command from being eligible for this award,” said Purdy.
As a Retention Excellence awardee, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka is authorized to not only fly the Retention Excellence pennant but also proudly display its golden anchor in front of command headquarters for another year.
Many Sailors have found that the information put out by command career counselors to be extremely helpful when making those big decisions and at the end of the day NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka has the kept the very best Sailors in its ranks, which enables superior logistics support to the warfighter within the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka, one of eight fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS), is the Western Pacific region's largest U.S. Navy logistics command. Headquartered just 26 miles due south of Tokyo, the enterprise networks more than 20 sites from Misawa, Japan, to Sydney, Australia; Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to Guam with a mission to deliver supply and logistics solutions that enable deployed maritime warfighter readiness in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
NAVSUP GLS provides global logistics for a global Navy. The organization is made up of approximately 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 provides U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. 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 quality-of-life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.
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