Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka Fuel Terminal and personnel were recently announced as recipients of the Excellence in Naval Fuel Management recognition program.

YOKOSUKA, Japan – Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka fuel terminal and personnel were recently announced as recipients of the Excellence in Naval Fuel Management recognition program.

Regional Director Fuel Lt. Cmdr. Blake Garner was awarded in the Marine Fuels Officer category, Regional Fuel Leading Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Constructionman (CUCS) Zachary Cunningham was awarded in the Navy Fuels Chief Petty Officer and two Defense Fuel Service Points (DFSP), Hakozaki and Tsurumi, operated by NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka, were awarded in the Naval Bulk Fuel Terminal category.

“Lieutenant. Cmdt. Garner, Senior Chief Cunningham and our Fuels Team professionals at NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka truly deserve this honor,” said Captain Edward Pidgeon, Commander NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka. “The Navy’s ability to distribute petroleum, oils and lubricants to remote operating areas around the world is key to maintaining maritime competitive advantage. Our team knows it, believes it, and the fleet and our mission partners rely on our best every day – in our fuels department, the fleet gets just that. These awards are testament to our fuel team’s commitment to dedication”

Lt Cmdr. Garner is directly responsible for the operations of 9 DFSPs in AOR C7F, representing nearly 700 million gallons of petroleum product throughput and managing 375 people. As Regional Fuel Chief Petty Officer, CUCS Cunningham is responsible for overseeing 45 service members in 9 DFSPs while also being an Officer in Charge (RO) for DFSP Hakozaki. DFSP Hakozaki and DFSP Tsurumi are the Yokosuka Region DFSPs providing bulk fuel throughout the Kanto Plains region in support of C7F tasks. The team of 20 military, 1 government civilian and 147 host nation personnel were instrumental in gaining recognition as Bulk Terminal of the Year.

“DFSP Hakozaki and Tsurumi, I believe, are two of the best bulk fuel terminals in the world, so their recognition is well deserved. I have never encountered such a dedicated, competent and selfless group of professionals in my military career. said Lt. Cmdr. Collect. “The individual awards from myself and CUCS Cunningham are just a reflection of that dedication, not only to DFSP Hakozaki and Tsurumi, but the other 7 superb DFSPs under FLC Yokosuka. Individual awards like this are far and away a team reward for the daily mission success our staff strives for every day.

NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Fuels Department accomplishments and their leaders align with the Naval Support System-Supply, a new initiative that re-examines Navy-wide supply chain functions to improve readiness and affordability. It aims to ensure coordination between programs to meet the needs of war, with preparedness being the overriding objective.

The Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program was established to promote distinction in fuel management and recognize personnel and activities that make the most significant contributions to Navy and Marine Corps fuel operations. Marines and the Fleet Fuel Support Mission.

NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka is one of eight FLCs under Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, global workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP’s mission is to provide quality-of-life supplies, services, and support to the Navy and to joint combatants.

Date taken: 26.06.2022
Date posted: 26.06.2022 20:33
Story ID: 423807

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