NAVSUP FLC NORFOLK Regional Navy Mail Center Trains Independent Duty Postal Clerks


NORFOLK (NNS) — Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk Regional Navy Mail Center hosted an independent duty postal clerk class May 1-12.

According to Regional Navy Mail Center Deputy Director Vic Gonzalez, the class hosted 23 logistics specialists who were in transit to ships and shore commands throughout the Navy and earned them the 3001 Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC).

“The Postal Petty Officer (PPO) must be prepared to deal with any postal issues they encounter during day-to-day operations,” said Gonzalez. “The knowledge they obtain could have a positive or negative effect in whether the crew gets mail on time or mail gets dispatched in a timely manner.”

He added that PPO not only deal with the crew’s personal mail, but also official mail that could affect things like the receipt of mission critical items, advancement exams, and fitness reports and evaluations. Instructors stress accountability to the students, reminding them that the Regional Navy Mail Center is there to help them with any challenges.

“Just like all supply ratings, the Postal Petty Officer has a huge impact on command morale,” said Gonzalez.

He added that the major parts of the class included mail routing instructions, postal offenses, postage meters, customs and a host of other job requirements for PPOs in the fleet.

NAVSUP FLC Norfolk, one of eight fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP GLS, provides operational logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands with 37 separate locations in three Navy regions.

NAVSUP GLS provides global logistics for a global Navy. The organization is made up of more than 6,300 military and civilian logistics professionals operating from 105 locations worldwide providing an extensive array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy, Marine Corps, joint operational units, and allied forces across all warfare enterprises.

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A component of the Naval Supply Systems Command headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, NAVSUP GLS is part of a worldwide logistics network of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel providing combat capability through logistics.

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