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NAVSUP BSC change of command: Capt. Allen assumes command, Capt. Newell retires.

Capt. Daniel Allen relieved Capt. Douglas Newell as Commanding Officer, Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center (NAVSUP BSC) during a change of command ceremony held May 18, 2012 at Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

The ceremony also served as Capt. Newell's retirement ceremony where he was honored for 28 years of service to the U.S. Navy.

The ceremony featured remarks from Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich, Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps. On behalf of the President of the United States, Rear Adm. Heinrich presented Capt. Newell with the Legion of Merit, Gold Star in Lieu of the Second Award for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as Commanding Officer, NAVSUP BSC from March 2010 to May 2012.

During a challenging period characterized by fiscal constraints, mission critical technological development and organizational change, Capt. Newell distinguished himself as a brilliant leader, directing NAVSUP BSC's continued delivery of innovative and farreaching information technology solutions to Enterprise, Fleet, and Department of Defense customers.

Other highlights of the Change of Command ceremony included the Color Guard from the Inspector Instructor Staff, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Harrisburg, Pa.; Col. Gregory D'Emma, who delivered the invocation and benediction; Capt. Timothy Colyer served as the Master of Ceremony; and Capt. Allen's daughter, Danyelle Allen, who sang the national anthem.

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Capt. Allen came to NAVSUP BSC following a tour at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center in Norfolk, Va., where he served as Executive Officer.

A native of Newton Falls, Ohio, Capt. Allen earned his commission as an Ensign from Officer Candidate School, Newport, R.I., in September 1988, and later graduated from Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga.

He holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Biology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and a Master of Science Degree in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, and The Executive Program at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Va.

His afloat assignments include serving as Disbursing, Sales, and Food Services Officer aboard USS Curts (FFG 38) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, where he conducted two deployments to the Middle East in support Of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, earning the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy and the Supply Blue "E" Award for logistics excellence. He also served as the precommissioning Supply Officer aboard USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), including her maiden deployment, earning a second Supply Blue "E" and the Battle "E".

His shore assignments include serving as Officer-in-Charge at the Navy Exchange & Commissary, Exmouth, Australia; Integrated Logistics Support intern at Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Executive Education Coordinator at Navy Supply Corps School, Athens; Customer Support Department Head at Navy Supply Information Systems Activity, Mechanicsburg; and the Fleet Services Officer at U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk.

Capt. Allen also served an Individual Augmentation tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom serving in the Base Command Group, Al Asad Air Base, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). His team developed infrastructure and base operating support requirements for Multi-National Forces-West Area of Operations.

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By Jamie Levindusky

NAVSUP BSC Public Affairs
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Title Annotation:Around NAVSUP
Author:Levindusky, Jamie
Publication:Navy Supply Corps Newsletter
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Date:Jul 1, 2012
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