OSD Fellows Visit Military Sealift Command

Five Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Fellows assigned to Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics (AT&L) recently travelled to Baltimore, Maryland for a tour of the Military Sealift Command ship, USNS Gilliland (T-AKR 298).

The Fellows are military and civilian personnel from DoD organizations on a year-long program working under OSD AT&L’s Transportation Policy, Supply Chain Integration, and Maintenance Policy & Programs. All participants are hand-selected for the OSD Fellows Program to gain a deeper understanding of AT&L issues that support and affect our warfighters.

While touring the USNS Gilliland, the Fellows learned about MSC’s logistics capabilities in providing equipment and supplies to troops in times of war and contingency using organic and chartered vessels.

Participants were also given the opportunity to gain insight into DoD’s strategic sealift mission with particular emphasis on MSC and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) capabilities to support military operations and other contingencies.

Participation by commands like MSC in the Fellows Program will help improve the future management of DoD supply chain and transportation programs by broadening the background of participating OSD Logistics Fellows Program professionals within the DoD.

OSD AT&L Fellows visit the bridge of the USNS Gilliland during a recent tour of the Military Sealift command ship. Left to right, Stanley McMillian, Lt Col Ed Hogan (kneeling), Bryan Jerkatis, Donald Gillespie, Art Clark (MSC Surge Sealift Program – Readiness Officer), USNS Gilliland’s Master Keith Finnerty, and Renee Hubbard.

OSD AT&L Fellows visit the bridge of the USNS Gilliland during a recent tour of the Military Sealift command ship. Left to right, Stanley McMillian, Lt Col Ed Hogan (kneeling), Bryan Jerkatis, Donald Gillespie, Art Clark (MSC Surge Sealift Program – Readiness Officer), USNS Gilliland’s Master Keith Finnerty, and Renee Hubbard.

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