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    NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego Brazilian Naval exchange officer appointed honorary U.S. Supply Corps officer

    Capt. Cory Schemm, commanding officer, NAVSUP FLC San Diego, presents Lt. Raoni da Paixao e Silva, Brazilian Navy, with his appointment as an Honorary U.S. Supply Corps officer during a ceremony.

    Photo By Tristan Pavlik | Capt. Cory Schemm, commanding officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet...... read more read more



    Story by Tristan Pavlik 

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego

    Capt. Cory Schemm, commanding officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego, on behalf of Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos, Chief of the Supply Corps, appointed Lt. Raoni da Paixao e Silva, Brazilian Navy, an Honorary U.S. Supply Corps officer during a ceremony Mar. 2, at Naval Base San Diego.

    “During his time at NAVSUP FLC San Diego, Lt. Paixao has become an integral part of the command and our community,” expressed Schemm during the award ceremony. “He has shown tremendous passion for the Supply Corps, taken on multiple collateral duties, and most of all, exemplified dedication to the NAVSUP mission, keeping our fleet forces mission ready.”

    Paixao is currently serving as assistant to the director of Logistics Support Center officer, NAVSUP FLC San Diego, as part of the Personnel Exchange Program (PEP). He is the 20th Brazilian officer to be stationed at NAVSUP FLC San Diego.

    The appointment is a direct result of Paixao’s exceptional efforts associated with the Logistics Support Center (LSC). The LSC, comprised of eight branches, mission is to provide value-added logistics support and end-to-end coordination to U.S. Navy afloat customers and U.S. Marine Corps Units through a network of husbanding agents and assist teams.
    At NAVSUP FLC San Diego, primary role involves LSC metrics coordination and analysis, LSC performance monitoring, and process improvement.

    Part of the goal of the PEP is for participants to develop a mutual appreciation and understanding for the policies and doctrines of their respective services. Paixao’s efforts to sustain U.S. relationships with the Navy of Brazil can be seen in his nomination of his colleague, Rosa Downing, for the “Amigo da Marinha,” a Portuguese phrase meaning friend of the Navy, in recognition of her outstanding support of the Brazilian PEP. Downing accepted the award from Rear Adm. Rogerio Pinto Ferreira Rodrigues, Brazilian Naval Attaché, in Washington, D.C., on “Dia do Marinheiro,” Brazilian Sailor's Day in December 2022.

    "I am truly honored to be recognized for my contributions to the command, and induction as an honorary U.S. Navy Supply Corps officer," said Paixao, after receiving the appointment. "My tour at NAVSUP FLC San Diego has constituted one of the most meaningful achievements in my career. I will forever carry the memories and experiences of my time in the Personnel Exchange Program with me.”

    Paixao began his tour with the PEP in April 2021, and is scheduled to return home to Brazil in April 2023.

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego is one of eight Fleet Logistics Centers under Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Penn., 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 and 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: 03.09.2023
    Date Posted: 03.09.2023 14:04
    Story ID: 439963
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US

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