Throwback Thursday, BQC Graduation Edition! In 1972 the Guest Speaker was Assistant Secretary of the Navy James E. Johnson, who at the time of his appointment in 1971 by President Nixon had the highest post ever held by an African American. The most recent NSCS Graduation hosted the Vice Commander of Naval Supply Systems Command, Mr. Michael Madden, the highest ranking civilian in the NAVSUP claimancy!
We are pleased to announce that one of our own staff members, LT Jay McMurtrey, has been selected as the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) Junior Officer of the Year for calendar year 2017! LT McMurtrey has consistently upheld an exemplary level of professionalism, enthusiasm, and tenacity during his time here are NSCS. He was selected from a group of 35 handpicked nominees across the FTS Staff community. Congratulations!
There is currently a base wide power outage. Classes will be delayed until 0900. Standby for further updates.
Throwback Thursday! 1944: RADM Murrey L. Royar inspects the color guard of the NSC Oakland, CA Cargo Handling Battalion as Commanding Officer prior to their assignment in the Pacific war theater. The facility originally opened 8 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. RADM Royar would go on to serve as Chief of Supply Corps and Chief of Naval Material and attain the rank of Vice Admiral. NSCS Athens’ main courtyard was dedicated to Admiral Royar and remains so as part of the UGA Health Sciences campus.
This month's Podcast with CAPT Noble highlights our Board of Visitors, Captain's Cup, Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month and much more! As always, leave your comments below.
Throwback Thursday! Continuing from last week’s post, here’s a photo of Midshipmen touring Naval Supply Depot Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1954. They spent the summer learning the basics of stock control and inventory.
Our newest International Officer Supply Course has convened and they are already out and about. This past week, 10 students from Kuwait, Mexico, Malaysia, and South Korea visited the Rhode Island Senate and the House of Representatives chambers to learn about U.S. government.
Throwback Thursday! In the 1950’s, ROTC “supply option” students had the chance to experience Supply operations in the Fleet prior to reporting to NSCS. The photo below was taken aboard the USS PITTSBURGH (CA72) in 1954.
The 2018 Spring Captain's Cup is in the books! The four part tournament culminated in a fierce flag football match with a final round of tug of war to decide the winner. Congratulations to our champions, "We Supply the Pain" and to all other competitors for giving their all.
This afternoon, CAPT Noble promoted four students from 2nd Battalion, Charlie Company, to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Congratulations gentlemen!
Throwback Thursday! In 1967 the Foreign Officer Supply Corps Officer Course (FOSCO) traveled to the waterfront to see the U.S. Navy’s newest class of Combat Stores Ship. Seen here with the Supply Department officers of the USS MARS (AFS-1), our international partners are viewing the vertical replenishment equipment and procedures on the helicopter deck.
Throwback Thursday! In 1966, International Officers attending the Foreign Officer Supply Corps Course toured Washington D.C. with Congressman Robert G. Stephens, representing the 10th congressional district of Georgia, home to NSCS. Students visited the U.S. Capitol Building and used the electric trains underneath the Washington Mall to travel around Capitol Hill.
This morning, CAPT Noble graduated nine students from the Senior Supply Officer Department Head Course. Congratulations and good luck in the Fleet!
This week we hosted our second annual Board of Visitors (BoV). Supply Corps officers, senior enlisted, and community stakeholders from across the Fleet and representing every Type Commander (TYCOM) descended upon NSCS with the common goal of ensuring that schoolhouse training is current and relevant to the Fleet requirements. Over a three day period, NSCS staff collaborated with fleet subject matter experts and briefed senior Supply Officers on recommended improvements. Recommendations ranged from emphasizing current fleet trends to students to the development of entirely new lesson topics. Through increased stakeholder engagement with Supply Corps community leaders a more robust examination of training requirements was executed, significantly enhancing training effectiveness. Thank you to all our 2018 BoV participants for your continued work and support of the schoolhouse! Your efforts to help NSCS to ensure that our graduates truly are "Ready for Sea"!
Throwback Thursday! In 1948, students practiced filling out financial accountability documents just like our Disbursing Officers today. When not using their typewriters, students were studying reams of paper instructions. With technological advancements like smartboards and computers we have come a long way!
This month's Podcast with CAPT Noble highlights Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage, the arrival of 3rd Battalion, multiple guest visits, and more! As always, let us know what you think in the comments below.
Spring has finally arrived in New England! Recently, Navy Supply Corps School Staff and Families capitalized on the nice weather to take in a ball game. Captain Doug Noble, Commanding Officer, Navy Supply Corps School, was honored to throw out the first pitch this past Saturday for the Pawtucket Pawsox! STRIKE!
Throwback Thursday! This month we observe Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage. Since 1954, the NSCS International Program has hosted students from around the globe, building partnerships and strengthening logistics. Officers in the 1966 Foreign Officer Supply Course in Athens, GA are shown here.
Hurricane Exercise underway!
Where would you go if directed to evacuate because of a Hurricane? What routes should you take to head off island or out of your waterfront community? How would you let your family know where you are? What about your command? What would you take with you?
Have a plan beforehand and don't suffer through additional stress during a stressful situation! There are helpful checklists at: www.ready.navy.mil; Residents who live off base should go to their respective town websites to learn about where storm shelters are located and verify evacuation routes. Rhode Islander's also have a great resource with the R.I. Emergency Management Agency. Be prepared!
Throwback Thursday! From 1941-1947, the Navy Supply Corps School called the Harvard Business School “home.” Harvard faculty, along with staff from Navy Finance and Supply School, and Naval Reserve Supply Corps School were transferred to Boston to the schoolhouse as instructors.
Last Friday CAPT Noble presented orders to 23 students from 2nd Battalion, Charlie company. Congratulations to all of you and your families. Keep the press on!
This morning we officially said fairwell to LT Mike Marchese and his family. Thank you all for the positive impact you've made on our Newport family. CAPT Noble also officially recognized Mr. Gary Evans as the Center for Service Support domain Civilian of the quarter.
Throwback Thursday! In 1988, after an extensive renovation, the NSCS Chapel in Athens, GA was rededicated by the Chief of Chaplains, RADM Koeneman, in memory of those Supply Corps Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Today, two of the original glass panes are on display in the schoolhouse wardroom while replicas line the main corridors.