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NSSA Stands Up as an Echelon Four Command

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS121218-05

By Shelby West, Norfolk Ship Support Activity Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 7 in formal recognition of its transition to a standalone, echelon four command.

NSSA's leadership, Commanding Officer, Capt. William Galinis; Executive Officer, Capt. Raymond Goyet Jr.; Executive Director, Dennis Bevington; and Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Jason Tucker took part in the ceremony.

'This is another great day for NSSA,' said Galinis. 'We are here to recognize the transition and realignment of Norfolk Ship Support Activity from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. This is the result of a lot of hard work by many people. Our effort to realign has been spear-headed by our Executive Director, Dennis Bevington; our Executive Officer, Capt. Goyet; and our department heads.'

After nearly three years of reporting alignment to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the organizational change request that shifted NSSA's reporting to Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC), was signed Dec. 4.

'We have the opportunity to take full responsibility for what we do here as a standalone command. We own the surface ship repair on the Norfolk waterfront, as well as the ship repair in the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) and 5th Fleet AOR. We've got a lot of stock and barrel; it is up to us to build this command and make it what we want it to be,' said Galinis. 'I'm very excited about where we are today, what this team has accomplished up to now, and where we can go in the future.'

Rear Adm. David Gale, CNRMC, who played a pivotal role in NSSA's realignment, was a guest speaker at the event.

'We have successfully obtained all the resources required to realign NSSA, and I'm looking forward to the great work NSSA will carry out on this waterfront moving forward,' said Gale.

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