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    NAVSUP FLCPS Fuels Deputy Named Navy Fuels Civilian of the Year

    NAVSUP FLCPS Fuels Deputy Named Navy Fuels Civilian of the Year

    Photo By Brian Davis | Michael Carter, Navy Fuels Civilian of the Year, CY23. (File Photo).... read more read more



    Story by Brian Davis 

    NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound

    BREMERTON, Washington – Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Puget
    Sound Fuels Deputy Director Michael J. Carter was awarded the Navy Fuels Civilian of the Year for the
    calendar year 2023 Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program.

    The Excellence in Naval Fuel Management Recognition Program was established to promote distinction
    in fuel management and recognize personnel and activities making the most significant contributions to
    Navy and Marine Corps fuel operations and the fleet fuel support mission.

    Carter was recognized for his efforts as the NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound Fuels Deputy Director and Primary
    Responsible Officer at Defense Fuel Supply Point (DFSP) Manchester, located on Naval Base Kitsap-

    “This recognition is a testament to all of Mr. Carter’s hard work ensuring Manchester remains the Navy’s
    premier DFSP,” said Capt. Bill Barich, NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound Commanding Officer.

    During the year, Carter oversaw the transfer of over 110 million gallons of petroleum products valued at
    more than $439 million with no losses, spills, or releases into the environment.

    Manchester DFSP is located on the shores of Puget Sound, adjacent to state parks and tribal fishing
    grounds. Balancing mission requirements with the responsibilities that come with operating in an
    environmentally sensitive area, Carter expanded the facility’s operational capability, maintaining the
    highest standards for fuel infrastructure and product quality while also actively maintaining the facility
    grounds to ensure a pristine working environment.

    Carter supported a local chapter of the National Audubon Society to count birds at the Manchester DFSP
    in support of a nationwide initiative. He also improved engagement across federal and state agencies by
    establishing regular meetings with the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) and the National
    Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to communicate regarding projects at Manchester and
    neighboring facilities.

    Carter’s responsibilities also included oversight of the fuel infrastructure at the Whidbey Island DFSP
    located at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). Along with DFSP Manchester, Carter ensured that
    NASWI facilities complied with all applicable rules and regulations during the ongoing Commander, Navy
    Installations Command (CNIC) realignment of DFSP facilities from NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound control to
    installation commanders at Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

    “Mr. Carter is a proven dynamic leader and has earned the trust of his superiors, subordinates, and
    colleagues,” said Barich. “His time has been marked with professionalism, mission accomplishment,
    environmental stewardship, and quality output.”

    The mission of Manchester DFSP is to provide customers with top quality military specification fuel,
    lubricants, and additives used by land, sea, and air forces. The facility issues, manages, and receives bulk
    petroleum products and is tasked with ensuring compliance of product quality, inventory control, and
    environmental regulations. Manchester Fuel Depot provides fuels support for U.S. and allied forces
    throughout the Puget Sound region and the Pacific Rim.

    NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound is the premier logistics provider for all Navy and joint operational forces in the
    Pacific Northwest and throughout the Pacific Rim. Products and services include contracting, Navy food
    management, hazardous material management, household goods movement, integrated logistics
    support, material management, postal operations, and warehousing. Learn more at and t

    NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound is one of eight FLCs under Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, NAVSUP employs a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500
    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: 05.24.2024
    Date Posted: 05.24.2024 16:26
    Story ID: 472256

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