NAVSUP GLS provides Navy, Marine Corps and joint and allied forces with operational logistics capabilities via a network of eight subordinate NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Centers (FLCs) based around the world in San Diego; Norfolk, Va.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Yokosuka, Japan; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Bremerton (Puget Sound), Wash.; Sigonella, Italy and Bahrain. NAVSUP GLS monitors waterfront support performance; manages NAVSUP FLC operations including contracting, fuels, global logistics services, hazardous material management, household goods movement support, integrated logistics support, material management, postal, regional transportation, warehousing, logistics operations, and ammunition; and provides base supply support for Navy installations worldwide.
Naval logistics has been a key component of the fabric of the San Diego waterfront for almost a century. In the early 1900s, Pacific Fleet ships routinely anchored in the harbor at the foot of Broadway making it a natural site for a supply depot. In 1922, the Naval Supply Depot, San Diego was formally established after a small pier was constructed and the first materials were moved into the Depot's warehouse in February 1923.
For the next 70 years, larger capacity piers, additions to the supply depot and a deeper reliance on San Diego as a Navy fleet concentration region drove greater logistics needs and the establishment of a regional Naval Supply presence with the establishment of Naval Supply Center (NSC) San Diego/