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Mr. Elliott Fields selected to be Executive Director, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers.

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--Rear Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, SC, USN, Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), announced today that Mr. Elliott Fields has been selected to be the first Executive Director of NAVSUP Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (FISCs), a newly created NAVSUP Senior Executive Service position.

Mr. Fields will report to Rear Admiral William A. Kowba, SC, USN, who was installed on July 25, 2003, as the first Commander, FISCs (COMFISCS).

As part of NAVSUP's ongoing Transformation initiative, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) San Diego has been designated the NAVSUP's lead FISC and assigned responsibility to drive common policies and practices across all supply centers.

The six Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers, located in Jacksonville, Fla., Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Puget Sound, Wash., Norfolk, Va., San Diego, Calif., and Yokoska, Japan, provide a variety of logistics support services and products to our Naval forces, both on a regional and global basis. All six FISCs will be under the operational control of COMFISCS.

Jeffery truer, Executive Director and Senior Civilian of NAVSUP said, "I am pleased to welcome Elliott Fields to our senior leadership team. Creating the Lead FISC was a critical part of our ongoing transformation efforts, and we are confident that RDML Kowba and Elliott Fields will provide the leadership needed to continuously improve our ability to effectively and efficiently support our customers."

Mr. Fields is currently serving as Director of the Configuration Management, Distance Support and Readiness Division, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Washington, D.C. Previous NAVSEA assignments include Logistics Director, Strategic Sealift Program Office, Head of the Outfitting and Residual Material Branch and Head of the Interim Supply Support Branch. He began his Federal Service career with the General Services Administration as an Inventory Management Specialist.

Mr. Fields was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1973, after serving on active duty for four years as a jet aircraft engine mechanic. Born and raised in Norfolk, Va., Mr. Fields was a long time resident of Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community, and holds advanced certifications in Acquisition Logistics and Configuration Management.
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Title Annotation:Around NAVSUP
Publication:Navy Supply Corps Newsletter
Date:Nov 1, 2003
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