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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 Brian Hays

Executive Officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound

Commander Brian Hays reported to NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound in July 2022 where he serves as Executive Officer. After graduating from high school in Lewisville, TX, Commander Hays enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1994 as a Sonar Technician Submarines, serving onboard USS TREPANG (SSN 674) until obligated active service ended in June 1998. Attended the University of North Texas where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2002 and subsequently a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Management from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2003.

Commissioned via Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL in 2006 and holds a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Post Graduate School. Prior to reporting to NAVSUP Fleet Logistic Center Puget Sound, he served as Principle Assistant for Logistics and Assistant Supply Officer onboard USS GEORGE HW BUSH (CVN 77).

Additional sea duty assignments include Hotel Services Officer and Stock Control Officer onboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and Supply Officer onboard USS MEMPHIS (SSN 691). Shore duty included Fleet Logistical Center Yokosuka, Detachment Marianas serving as the Logistical Support Officer and Naval Supply Corps School as an instructor.

Commander Hays earned designation as Submarine Supply Officer, Naval Aviation Supply Officer, and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer; and has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and various other campaign medals and unit awards.


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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) Steven A. Bradsher

Command Master Chief, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound

Master Chief Steven Bradsher is a native of El Paso, Texas, where he graduated from Socorro High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy on June 15, 1992 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command San Diego, California, and then reported to Naval School of Health Sciences San Diego, California, for Hospital Corpsman “A” School.

In December of 1992, Master Chief Bradsher reported for shore duty to Naval Hospital Balboa. During this tour, he worked in the Same Day Surgery clinic and Recovery Room. In June of 1994, he split toured to Naval Hospital Guam where he worked in the Intensive Care Unit and Anesthesia.

In June of 1998, he reported to Branch Medical Clinic, Norfolk, Virginia where he worked as a Paramedic in Norfolk, VA and Tidewater area. While there he also served as the Emergency Services LPO for 52 Sailors.

In December 2001, Master Chief Bradsher reported to Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, for Basic Enlisted Submarine School, completing initial submarine training, with follow on training at Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI) for Submarine Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) “C” School. Following completion of this training he was meritoriously advanced to First Class Petty Officer. In May of 2003, he reported to USS ALASKA (SSBN 732)(BLUE) for his IDC tour . There he completed five SSBN deterrent patrols in support of our nation’s nuclear deterrence. While onboard, ALASKA was awarded the 2004 Battle Efficiency “E” Award.

In July of 2006, he transferred to NUMI in Groton, Connecticut for instructor duty. While at NUMI he was in charge of teaching the Emergency Medical Assistant Team course, qualified Master Training Specialist and served as the LCPO for the Undersea Medical Officer Candidate training program. He was selected to Chief Petty Officer in 2006

In January of 2009, Master Chief Bradsher reported to USS Kentucky (SSBN 737)(BLUE) for his second IDC tour. Throughout his tour here he completed 4 SSBN deterrent patrols, served as the Executive Department Chief and started his Chief of the Boat qualifications. In 2010 KENTUCKY was awarded the Battle Efficiency “E” Award. Following this tour he reported to Command Submarine Squadron 15 Guam in February 2012. Here he supported three home ported Submarines, was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and qualified Chief of the Boat.

In November 2014, he reported to USS Kentucky (SSBN 737)(GOLD) for his Chief of the Boat tour. During this tour he completed an Engineering Refueling Overhaul and 4 SSBN deterrent patrols. He was selected to the Command Master Chief Program in February of 2017.

In December 2017, Master Chief Bradsher assumed his current duties as the Command Master Chief for TRIDENT Training Facility, Bangor, Washington. Here he is responsible for Tactical, Navigation, Engineering and Strategic Weapons training to 23 Pacific Northwest submarine crews, two aircraft carriers, and a remote learning site for Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems.

Master Chief Bradsher is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (eight awards), and various unit and campaign citations.


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