AUGUST 1, 2016, SAN DIEGO (NNS) – NAVSUP GLS, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support, celebrates its 10th anniversary Aug. 1.
In August 2006, the chief of naval operations formally stood up Commander, Fleet Industrial Supply Centers to focus on global logistics and to drive best practices across the then seven FISCs throughout the fleet.
Over the years, COMFISCS has overseen field contracting operations; optimized the performance of base supply functions such as hazardous material management, regional transportation and retail supply; and standardized levels of service across Navy regions around the world.
“Throughout its existence, NAVSUP GLS has excelled at standardizing and optimizing the logistics business lines we have been mission charged to deliver,” said NAVSUP GLS commander Rear Adm. James McNeal. “The fleet counts on us to execute with the speed and agility our rapidly changing naval operational environment requires.”
The command has experienced growth and change since its founding.
In October 2010, Naval Operational Logistics Support Center Petroleum realigned to the command and makes up what is known today as NAVSUP Energy.
The command was renamed July 1, 2011 to NAVSUP Global Logistics Support and the FISCs were renamed NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Centers as part of the “One NAVSUP … One Enterprise” branding initiative.
In October 2012, NAVSUP GLS formally integrated the ammunition supply chain management, transportation and operations planning of the former command known as NAVSUP Logistics Operations Center, with headquarters for the Ammunition Directorate based out of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The integration cemented NAVSUP GLS’ presence as the single face to fleet and shore customers, adding greater agility to the command’s global reach.
In late 2013, the command established an eighth Fleet Logistics Center in Bahrain to operate forward as a stand-alone command to increase services and support for ships across the Southwest Asia area of responsibility.
As NAVSUP’s operational ‘face to the fleet,’ NAVSUP GLS provides headquarters oversight for an enhanced global network of FLCs that provide material management services, warehousing services, integrated logistics support, contracting services, global logistics services, regional transportation services, fuels, hazardous material management services, transportation and distribution coordination, global logistics planning and coordination, ammunition supply chain management, household goods services and postal services in alignment with NAVSUP.
Today, NAVSUP GLS provides global logistics for a global Navy. The command comprises 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.