Naval Power and Force Projection

Summer 2017

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CAPT Edwin Bogdanowicz is currently serving as Director, NAV- SUP Energy Office at Fort Belvoir, VA. He leads a team of engineers, logistics specialists, chemists and experts in petroleum operations in developing requirements, supply chain policies and procedures to support the global Navy and Marine Corps bulk and retail fuel missions. His team provides functional oversight for 85 facilities, fuel infrastructure maintenance advocacy and coordination across the military services and the Department of Defense. CAPT Bogdanowicz is originally from Western New York. He graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and received his commission from the NROTC program in 1991. He received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 2002. His previous shore tours were Defense Contract Management Command Syracuse, Fuel Department Director, Fleet and Industrial Support Center, Yokosuka, Japan, OPNAV N41, Joint Forces Com- mand N43 and DLA Energy. He completed two Individual Augmen- tee assignments: Bosnia in 1995 and Iraq in 2005. His previous sea tours were in USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Miami (SSN-755) and USS Bataan (LHD-5). His qualifications include Submarine Supply Officer, Naval Aviation Supply Officer and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. He is a Joint Qualified Officer, DAWIA Level II Contracting Officer and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. His subspecialties are contracting and fuels. POWER SUPPLY MEETS FLEET DEMAND CAPT Edwin Bogdanowicz Director NAVSUP Energy DoD Power & Energy had the opportunity to speak with CAPT Edwin Bogdanowicz, Director, U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Ft. Belvoir, VA, regarding the Navy's latest efforts to maximize fuel and power sourcing for asset propulsion and weapons systems engagement. Interview conducted by NP&FP Editor Kevin Hunter DoD P&E: What is the role of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Energy and where are some primary points of operation? Bogdanowicz: Our command relationship is on several different echelons. My office is responsible for all things NAVSUP in the energy arena. We are part of a subordinate command entitled Mobile Logistics Support, code 70. In that role, we provide support to all of the Navy deep draft fuel terminals co-located with almost all of the supply centers we have. DoD P&E: What are other roles you address as Director, NAVSUP Energy? Bogdanowicz: The other role I serve is directly to the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) regarding the execution of fuel policy across the Navy. OPNAV has a role in determining the right instruction for the whole Navy on fuel. We serve as a subject matter expert in support of them as well. Fuel is a truly joint commodity. It's not Navy, not Army, not Air Force, but a DoD asset that can be used to power joint capabilities without modification. In that respect, fuel owned by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy and NAVSUP, the Navy's fuel service control point, essentially makes NAVSUP the liaison between DLA and big Navy, responsible for the joint purchasing function, procurement, and the fuel users who have specific mission requirements for fuel to make them happen. Our job is to take a look at all Navy-specific requirements for Navy ships, Navy aircraft, and other expeditionary forces, then translate them into joint requirements so that multiple DoD missions are made possible. This joint role involves the storing and transferring of fuel so that the Navy's mission remains the priority, though in many places where NAVSUP operates, the majority of fuel consumption is not Navy. So the business of fueling DoD is really a joint mission. We have to understand all DoD service branch cultures and their unique requirements so we can put them together to form an overall picture of fuel needs across a global DoD enterprise. DoD P&E: With some of the current day challenges in fuel and re- supply, can you speak to how NAVSUP is addressing some of these in terms of energy sustainment, and maybe speak to some alternative options as well? MEETING FLEET DEMAND MAXIMIZING FUEL EXPEDIENCE www.tacticaldefensemedia.com NP&FP and DoD P&E | Summer 2017 | 23

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