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Captain William J. Barich

Commanding Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound

CAPT Barich, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1998. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Management) from the University of Alaska Anchorage, Dartmouth College and he graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School with a master’s degree in Business Administration. He is also a 2021 graduate of The Executive Education Program: Leadership and Strategic Impact at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.

At sea, Barich served as sales officer, cargo officer and hazardous material officer aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); supply officer aboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), with the supply department earning the Blue “E” award for supply excellence; and assistant chief of staff for logistics (N41) for Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, where he planned and executed logistics support for the ESG and transiting amphibious readiness groups in support of theater operational plans, joint exercises and employments.

Ashore, he served as assistant aviation supply department officer, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet; lead flying hour programmer, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and joint logistics planner, U.S. Northern Command, where he participated in numerous Department of Defense response efforts, including the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. He was operations officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support – Ammunition, and NAVSUP Stakeholder Support Team, as well as executive officer, Navy Supply Corps School. He reported as Fleet Comptroller, COMPACFLT in June 2021.

Barich completed a seven-month individual augmentee deployment to Afghanistan serving as the Task Force Cincinatus S-1/S-4 officer to the 23rd Chemical Battalion’s missions within Bagram and four additional provinces.

Barich is a qualified surface warfare supply corps officer and aviation supply corps officer. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal among various other unit and campaign awards. Barich received the 2003 Vice Adm. Robert F. Batchelder award for his contribution to supply readiness aboard USS Robert G. Bradley.


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Commander Gina M. Slaby

Executive Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound

CDR Slaby graduated with her Master‘s degree from the University of New England in Portland, Maine in May 2005 and then received her commission from Officer Candidate School (OCS) Pensacola, Florida in January 2006.

Following Supply Officer Basic Qualification in Athens, Georgia, CDR Slaby served as Retail Officer at Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia. In 2007, she reported to USS LAKE ERIE (CG-70) in Pearl Harbor, HI and served as Assistant Supply Officer.

In August 2010, CDR Slaby received orders to Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Raytheon-Tucson. While there she was responsible for all administrative contracting actions with the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile and Standard Missile 1, 2, and 6 programs. In addition, she received a Master‘s Degree in Business Administration in October 2012.

Following her tour at DCMA, CDR Slaby served as the Combat Service Support Troop Officer at Logistics Support Unit TWO (LOGSU-2) for SEAL Team FOUR, at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story, VA. She was responsible for the logistical support to over 250 Special Operators (SEALS) located throughout Africa, Europe, and South America. In 2015, she became the Operations Officer at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound (FLCPS) in Bremerton, WA. Her department provided global logistics support for 2 CVNs, 3 DDGs, 13 Submarines, and 4 MSC ships.

After departing FLCPS, CDR Slaby served as a Contract Specialist at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, MD and provided support to the Air Traffic Control Management Systems Program Office. In addition in July 2020, CDR Slaby served as Deputy Business Director and Contracting Officer (ACO) at NAVSEA Supervisor of Shipbuilding Bath, ME. She was responsible for overseeing the contracts for the New Construction of seven Navy ship classes at three private shipyards in Bath, ME, Marinette, WI, and San Diego, CA and was hand selected to serve as the ACO for the new CONSTELLATION Class Frigate Program (FFGx).

CDR Slaby is qualified as a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and a Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer. Her personal decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, two Joint Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. She is a DAWIA certified Contracting Professional (Level 3) and DAWIA Program Management Practitioner (Level 1).


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John H. Hornbrook III

Executive Director, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound's Executive Director Mr. John H. Hornbrook III is responsible for providing professional and technical advice to the commanding officer on operational matters and the development of policies affecting the command's mission.

Mr. Hornbrook became NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound's fourth executive director in October 2014. As a former Senior Chief Storekeeper and retired LDO Supply Corps Officer, he has served aboard USS BRISTOL COUNTY (LST 1198), USS MIDWAY (CV 41), USNS SPICA (TAF S9) and USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62).

His shore assignments included Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C.; Naval Research Laboratory, Port Hueneme, Calif.; Naval Supply Depot, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines; Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay, Ga.; Naval Supply Depot and Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan; Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan; and Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific, Atsugi, Japan.

His Naval Air Facility Atsugi Supply Department professionals won three Ney awards for galley excellence, two Zumwalt Awards for Bachelor Housing excellence and the American Petroleum Installation (API) award for Aviation Fuel excellence. While serving as Logistics Officer at Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific, he led a professional aviation logistics team in supporting, Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraq Freedom, Enduring Freedom-Philippines and Unified Assistance supporting the tsunami ravaged regions of Southeast Asia. Mr. Hornbrook is qualified Aviation Warfare and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer.

In his civilian career he has worked for Commander, Navy Region Southwest as a program analyst, Navy Space and Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) Pacific as the Logistics Manager, FISC Sigonella as the Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (CNREURAFSWA) Region Liaison Officer and FLC Yokosuka as Deputy Operations. As Deputy Operations at FLC Yokosuka he supported Operation Tomodachi in 2011 (Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami) and Operation Damayan (Super Typhoon Haiyan) in addition to the forward deployed Naval forces in 7th Fleet.

Mr. Hornbrook's awards include the 2012 Defense Logistician of the Year, Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, three Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Services Commendation Medal, six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various campaign and unit awards.


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Command Master Chief (SS) Weba W. Roberts

Command Master Chief, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound

Command Master Chief Weba Roberts was born in Jamaica and grew up in Massachusetts. She attended basic training in Great Lakes, IL in 1996 and upon completion attended Aviation Support Equipment Technician “A” School in Pensacola, FL and cryogenics “C” school in San Diego, CA. She is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, CMC/COB course and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Her assignments at sea include: aviation support equipment technician aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), ground support equipment leading chief petty officer (LCPO) aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), aircraft intermediate maintenance department (AIMD) LCPO aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and command master chief of USS Charleston (LCS-18) and USS Porter (DDG 78). During these operational tours Master Chief Roberts completed deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, South America, Western Pacific, Black Sea, and Barents Sea.

Her shore assignments include: NAS Barber’s Point, Hawaii; COMFAIRWESTPAC Detachment Atsugi, Japan; and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Her awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and various unit and campaign awards.


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