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    New NAVSUP FLC San Diego Commanding Officer gets first-hand look at all subordinate commands

    Captain Cory Schemm, commanding officer NAVSUP FLC San Diego, Mr. Andrew Benson, executive director and Command Master Chief Larry Gordon visited Naval Air Facility El Centro to connect with employees and tour the fuel farm facilities Aug. 30.

    Photo By Tristan Pavlik | Captain Cory Schemm, commanding officer NAVSUP FLC San Diego, Mr. Andrew Benson,...... read more read more



    Story by Tristan Pavlik 

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego

    Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego Commander Capt. Cory Schemm, who took command in May, wrapped up his final site visit Sept. 29 to NAVSUP FLC San Diego’s Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California. This was the 11th location he visited during his first three months in command.
    “It was my highest priority to visit all of the sites across the command, meeting our employees, understanding the breadth of the facilities, our lines of effort, and engaging with our greatest asset, our people..” Schemm said. “I have a much greater appreciation for the work they execute on a daily basis to support the FLC mission and better understand the impact they have on fleet readiness.”
    Schemm began making site visits in June with a goal--to visit all sites during his first 100 days. Schemm was accompanied by Executive Director Andrew Benson and Command Master Chief Larry Gordon on most of the site visits. Supply Management Director Cmdr. Matt Miller and Supply Management Deputy Director Mark Patzman accompanied Schemm on some visits, as well.
    The majority of the ‘over the horizon’ sites are the home to fuel operations that were all government owned and either government or contractor operated. During his visits to the various sites he was briefed on the different operations, facilities, labs and types of fuel that NAVSUP FLC San Diego manages.
    During the site visits, Schemm held town halls where he sat down with the employees at each location. From conversations with an aviation boatswain mate-fuels at San Clemente Island to the woodworkers at Point Mugu, Schemm asked the employees to walk him through the day, giving him a holistic picture of what their routines and daily activities entail.
    Using this as an opportunity to tour the sites and facilities not only for familiarization but as a chance to speak about the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday’s Get Real Get Better campaign and translate the message to real-world examples.
    One of the most impactful parts of the site visits was when both Schemm and Benson sat down with the employees ranging from four to 60.
    As he toured the various sites, unique aspects were explored such as the command’s partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF). Every year the NSF prepares a cargo ship out of Ventura County to travel to Antarctica and the material handlers at NAVSUP FLC San Diego Naval Base Ventura County help prepare the pallets of supplies, from refrigerators to research equipment. A small but mighty team helps ensure researchers, scientists and NSF employees in Antarctica have the supplies and products they need on the ship for their projects down south.
    Schemm visited 11 locations across nine bases: Naval Support Activity Monterey, Naval Air Station Fallon, Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Air Landing Field San Clemente Island, and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego is one of eight FLCs under Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, NAVSUP employs a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 25,000 military and civilian personnel. NAVSUP and the Navy Supply Corps conduct and enable supply chain, acquisition, operational logistics and Sailor & family care activities with our mission partners to generate readiness and sustain naval forces worldwide to prevent and decisively win wars. Learn more at, and



    Date Taken: 09.30.2022
    Date Posted: 09.30.2022 17:11
    Story ID: 430519
    Location: CA, US

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