Australian logistician supplies the goods in USA

Published on Ms Barbara Burch (author)

Location(s): Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Commander Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of the Supply Corps Rear Admiral Jonathan Yuen praised Lieutenant Commander Lynch during a ceremony on 13 April at Naval Station Mayport. (photo: Unknown)
Commander Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of the Supply Corps Rear Admiral Jonathan Yuen praised Lieutenant Commander Lynch during a ceremony on 13 April at Naval Station Mayport.

A stint as the leader of the logistics support centre at the United States naval station in Mayport, Florida, has earned Logistics Support Officer Lieutenant Commander Warren Lynch an appointment as an honorary United States Supply Corps officer.
 
Commander Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of the Supply Corps Rear Admiral Jonathan Yuen praised Lieutenant Commander Lynch during a ceremony on 13 April at Naval Station Mayport.
 
“Your work here at Jacksonville has shown true dedication to Naval Supply Systems Command and the United States Navy,” Rear Admiral Yuen said.
 
“You have earned this appointment and I am proud to recognise you as an honorary supply corps officer of the US Navy.” 
 
The appointment is a direct result of Lieutenant Commander Lynch’s exceptional efforts associated with the deployment of USS George Washington (CVN 73) Strike Group to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
 
Lieutenant Commander Lynch led significant planning efforts and enabled execution of logistics plans for the strike group during UNITAS (antisubmarine warfare) exercise events.
 
Advocating United States Navy interests in Panama, Chile, and Brazil, Lieutenant Commander Lynch spent six weeks abroad navigating the complexities of various customs agencies and local logistics infrastructures. He was responsible for the timely clearance of customs and delivery of 17 pre-positioned shipping containers holding $3 million in subsistence, as well as 450 high-priority requisitions worth $9 million.
 
Lieutenant Commander Lynch received his appointment in the office of 4th Fleet Commander Rear Admiral George Ballance. 
 
“His performance was flawless and instrumental in the successful logistics support of the strike group,” Rear Admiral Balance said. 
 
Lieutenant Commander Lynch said he was honoured to be recognised for his contributions with his induction as an honorary United States Navy Supply Corps officer. 
 
“Serving Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Command Jacksonville as a part of the personnel exchange program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my naval career,” he said.
 
“I look forward to continuing the close bonds and traditions between the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy.”