Naval Power and Force Projection

Summer 2017

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RADM Jonathan Yuen became Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and 47th Chief of Supply Corps Oct. 3, 2013. Previously, he served as Commander, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, San Diego, CA. Yuen, a San Francisco native, graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983. While a midshipman, he attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as an exchange student in the fall of 1981. He has a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He attended Executive Education Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He also attended the Navy Executive Business Course at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. His Supply Corps sea duty assignments include tours on USS Narwhal (SSN 671) and USS Constellation (CV 64) and as supply officer on USS Nassau (LHA 4). His shore assignments include Navy acquisition contracting officer intern; Aide to the Director of the Supply, Programs and Policy Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; career counselor and community manager, Navy Supply Corps Personnel; executive assistant, Defense Logistics Support Center, Defense Logistics Agency; Executive Officer, Naval Supply Systems Com- mand (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka; Deputy Com- mander of Corporate Operations, Naval Supply Systems Command; Deputy Commander for Ships and Submarines, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support; Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations' Stra- tegic Studies Group and Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet. His joint assignments include serving as Deputy Commander/ Chief of Staff of the Joint Contracting Command - Iraq/Afghani- stan, headquartered in the International Zone of Baghdad with 18 regional offices throughout both theaters. He also completed a Navy individual augmentee (IA) assignment as director, U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MANAGING A GLOBAL SUPPLY ENTERPRISE RADM Jonathan Yuen Commander Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Chief of Supply Corps Additionally, we provide logistics information technology solutions through the development and management of supply business systems. We touch the lives of Sailors and their families every day through our quality-of-life programs. Our Navy Exchanges provide retail services, lodging, and uniform support. We manage the Navy Personal Property Program that ships our Navy's household goods worldwide, and we oversee the Navy Postal System. We also feed the fleet through our Navy food service program afloat and ashore. I am also dual-hatted as the Chief of Supply Corps and am respon- sible for the community management of over 3,000 Navy Supply Corps Officers. NP&FP: From a maritime supply perspective, what are some focal challenges that NAVSUP is addressing in keeping current U.S. Navy fleet operations optimized? RADM Yuen: The Chief of Naval Operations has emphasized that we are in competition, and challenged us to grow stronger and fight differently. We are meeting this challenge in alignment with the CNO's "Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority," optimizing our operational support, using high velocity learning and digitization, to lead, fight and win. Interview conducted by NP&FP Editor Kevin Hunter NP&FP: Please speak to your role/responsibilities as Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP). RADM Yuen: I am the Navy's supply chain manager. NAVSUP monitors and influences Navy and Joint Warfighter vital supplies, services, and quality-of-life support needed to accomplish our national defense missions. Around the world, NAVSUP manages the supply chains that provide material for Navy aircraft, surface ships, and submarines. Our NAVSUP Enterprise provides supply support and repair parts for weapon systems, logistics operations support to the waterfront, contracting for services and supplies, fuel, ordnance management, and more. COMMANDER'S CORNER NP&FP and DoD P&E | Summer 2017 | 11

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