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FISC Jacksonville commanding officer awarded for career achievement.

Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) named Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville (FISCJ) Commanding Officer Capt. Joyce Robinson an Epsilon Award Winner for Individual Career Achievement.

"The BDPA is a wonderful organization focused on catalyzing the professional growth and technical development of its members. Being nominated for this prestigious award was exciting in itself, but to actually be selected as a recipient is a great honor," said Robinson.

Robinson's 23 - year naval career certainly made her a tough competitor in the Career Achievement category (other categories were Professional Achievement, Outstanding Technical Contribution, and Community Service).

She is the first African-American female to lead FISCJ as commanding officer (CO), one of the Navy's most challenging positions with regard to global logistics support.

Her responsibilities as CO encompass guiding and coordinating an ever - increasing range of supply and support services to 49 ships, more than 400 aircraft, two industrial facilities, and 19 shore installations throughout the Navy Region Southeast and Caribbean. Commanding an annual budget of $54 million, Robinson maintains the public trust while directing the logistics efforts of more than 700 employees who provide first - class support to the Navy during normal operations and during extraordinary events, such as the devastation of the Haiti earthquake.

"Capt. Robinson's progressive levels of financial and management responsibility made her an excellent nominee, and her ability to inspire and lead young Sailors is quite remarkable," said Cmdr. James Peltier, Executive Officer.

"She is a very hands - on CO. She wants to understand what each Sailor and civilian working for her does in their work. The Sailors really enjoy the idea that someone like her, a CO, actually wants to learn what they do. She is a role model and an inspiration to our junior Sailors," said Command Senior Chief AGCS (SW/AW) Michele Hess.

"My advice to young Sailors is to take advantage of every opportunity. Take on any job, don't be intimidated ... have faith in yourself. Reach out for guidance and know your resources. Maintain high standards, both personally and professionally. If you do this, you will succeed," said Robinson.


By Daphne Cassani, FISC Jacksonville Corporate Communications Director
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Title Annotation:diversity update
Author:Cassani, Daphne
Publication:Navy Supply Corps Newsletter
Date:Sep 1, 2010
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