An Alabama native, Captain Edmonds earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Alabama A&M University in 1998 and received his Master of Business Administration with a focus in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2008. He also completed professional military and executive educational certifications from the National Defense University and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, respectively.
His operational assignments include tours onboard the USS Nimitz CVN-68 (Supply Officer), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69, USS Stethem DDG-63, USS Cushing DD-985 and USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75. Each of his ships earned Supply Blue "E" Awards for Excellence.
Previous shore assignments include Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Operations; Program, Budget and Analysis Division (PBAD) Analyst and Executive Assistant to the Director, Joint Staff (J8); Aviation Readiness Analyst and Program Objective Memorandum (POM) Mechanic, Chief of Naval Operations (N80); Operational Logistics (OPLOG) Planner, Naval Forces Central Command (N4) and Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer (NACO) Intern, Defense Contract Management Agency Philadelphia.
A “Joint” qualified officer and member of the Acquisition Professional Community, Captain Edmonds has also earned Supply Corps warfare qualifications in Aviation and Surface and holds sub-specialty codes in Financial Management, Operations Research and Contracting.
Captain Edmonds received the Navy and Marine Corps Association’s 2017 “Leadership” award for outstanding leadership among the Commander, Naval Air Forces’ operational aviation commands, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation's 2015 "Volunteer of the Year" award for devoted community service and the Stennis Center's 2013 "Five Star Leadership" award for exceptional leadership and superior performance.
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medals (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (3) and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, among other unit and campaign commendations.
Cynthia Brown, a Texas Native, has been the Executive Director since November 2021 after having served as Supply Management Director (Code 400) at NAVSUP FLC Norfolk since 2018 where she provided management of Hazardous Material Control & Management (HMC&M); Regional Naval Mail Center Operations/Training; Personal Property Support Operations; Warehousing Services; Submarine Logistics Support, NAVFAC Material Management; Fuel operations; Special Material Supply and Regional Transportation for 21 locations across 13 states in the Mid-Atlantic and NDW Regions.
Prior to this assignment, she served as NAVSUP FLC Norfolk deputy Code 500, providing oversight of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) P&S for NAVSEA Supervisor Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) New Construction (NC) vessels and fleet vessels undergoing, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) availabilities, Intermediate Maintenance (IM) and Total Ship Readiness Assessments (TSRA), as directed by PEO Ships, TYCOM, Mid-Atlantic Region Maintenance Center (MARMC), NAVSUP, and NAVSEA. She supervised Advance Traceability and Control (ATAC) Activity function for Depot Level Repairable (DLR) material, Records Custodian for aircraft and marine engines under the physical custody of DDNV, Container Reutilization and Refurbishment Center, Material Handling Equipment (MHE), Realtime Reutilization Asset Management and Information Technology Support for NAVSUP FLC Norfolk.
Ms. Brown was the enterprise Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Product & Service (P&S) lead at NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) directing and overseeing the NAVSUP FLC ILS functions and locations including at Regional Maintenance Centers (RMC) and Supervisory Ship Building Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP).
In her civilian career with BAE Systems, she was the Program Manager and Performance Excellence Director, she managed over 15 large scale improvement projects annually and led the company to achieve the World’s first 'trans-continental' Software Engineering Institutes’ Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) accreditation resulting in new contracts and increased profit. She received two Chairmen's Awards for her superior performance.
She holds several numerous commercial certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP) and Performance Consultant and is a member of the Project Management Institute and American Production and Inventory Control Society.
She enlisted in the Navy as an Air Traffic Controller and achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Her duty assignments included the USS Tarawa (LHA 1), NATTC Pensacola Florida, NALF San Clemente Island, NAS Millington and NS Rota, Spain earning her Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualification and her military awards included Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, and various campaign and unit awards.
Commander Kiflu is Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk’s Executive Officer. A native of Los Angeles, California, he enlisted in the Navy in May 1986. After serving 16 years and advancing to Disbursing Clerk Senior Chief Petty Officer, he earned his commission through the Limited Duty Officer program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration in Acquisition and Contract Management from the Naval Post Graduate School. He has also completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I from the Naval War College.
Kiflu’s sea duty assignments include Supply Officer on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) and USS ANZIO (CG-68). He also served on USS NIMITZ (CVN-68), USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70), USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64), USS PROTEUS (AS-19), and Sea Control Squadron Three Five (VS-35). During those tours he made multiple deployments in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom also participating in Indigo Serpent and Counter-Piracy operations.
Ashore, he served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Procurement overseeing enterprise wide acquisitions and conducting portfolio review and analysis of the Navy’s most complex shipbuilding and weapons systems procurements. Contracting Officer, Defense Contract Management Agency at Raytheon Tucson with unlimited warrant managing 28 major weapons programs at ACAT I and II level. He also served on the N41 Staff at COMNAVAIRLANT as the Carrier Readiness Officer, Rotary Wing Readiness Officer, and Platform Logistics Officer. Additionally, he served on the J-4 Staff for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa as the Operations Readiness and Transportation Officer in support of GWOT and special detail assignments.
Kiflu is a qualified Naval Aviation and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Corps and has Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification in Contracting and Level I in Life Cycle Logistics. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (seven awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various campaign and unit awards.
Command Master Chief Jorge A. Reyes-Velez, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, graduated from San Pedro Martir High School in May 1988. He enlisted in the United States Navy and reported for Basic Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois in June 2000. Upon completion he reported to Aviation Electricians Mate “A” school in Pensacola, Florida.
His first assignment was to Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where he served as a quality assurance representative on P-3C aircraft electrical, navigation, and instrument systems. He then attended Automated Electrical Component Test System (AECTS) operator and maintainer “C” school in Cherry Point, North Carolina, in-route to his assignment with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 24 in Kanehoe Bay, Hawaii. During his tour he served as production controller, and avionics department leading petty officer (LPO).
He then reported to Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 in Oak Harbor, Washington, where in 2009 he was appointed to the rank of chief petty officer. His assignment included: electrical branch chief, maintenance chief, and quality assurance supervisor. Following this assignment he served at Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN), Rhode Island, as a recruit division commander where he led nine Officer Candidate School divisions, two Officer Development School classes, and one Direct Commissioning Officer Indoctrination class on becoming naval officers. He then reported to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 in support of Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 where he was selected to the command senior chief program in 2017.
Command master chief tours include Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific, Atsugi, Japan, in support of C7F, NAVAIR, and Commander Fleet Readiness Centers. USS Cole (DDG 67) in support of USFF, COMSURFLANT, and DESRON 28. He currently serves onboard NAVSUP FLC NORFOLK. Master Chief Reyes-Velez is a graduate of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 184) and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course. He has earned a baccalaureate degree from Hawaii Pacific University in business administration.
His personal awards include: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Iraqi Campaign Medal (two awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and various other unit and campaign awards.
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