By Barbara Burch

NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Corporate Communications

Capt. Matt Ott relieved Capt. Rè Bynum as Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville (NAVSUP FLC Jax) commanding officer during a change of command ceremony July 21 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax).

"For my NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Family, I am glad to have the opportunity to say goodbye and to tell you how I really feel about all of the incredible things that you do, I could never say enough," said Bynum.

Rear Adm. James McNeal, commander, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support was the keynote speaker for the event.   

McNeal thanked Bynum for his many accomplishments while leading the command.  They include receiving the Blue E Ashore Supply Excellence Award at all eligible sites, earning the 2016 Retention Excellence Award, delivering more than 700 million gallons of fuel with no environmental impact, demonstrating 28 noteworthy accomplishments and six best practices during the 2016 NAVSUP Inspector General inspection, and coordinating and delivering more than 1,500 days of reserve operational support throughout the Southeast Region.  

McNeal emphasized that Bynum met and exceeded all challenges before presenting him with the Legion of Merit medal for his exceptional service as NAVSUP FLC Jax commanding officer. 

"We say goodbye to Rè, but we also say hello to Matt," said McNeal. "Matt is equipped with the right stuff to lead NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville. His leadership abilities and his sterling reputation are impeccable. I have no doubt he's ready for the job."

Ott will lead more than 900 military, civilian and contractor personnel providing premier regional logistics support to 17 sites, 49 fleet units, and two industrial activities in seven states throughout the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean.   

With an exchange of salutes and handshakes, Ott assumed command.  Ott comes to NAVSUP FLC Jax from Philadelphia, where he previously served as director of aviation operations at NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support.  

"While change is constant in our world, what does not change is our ethical compass, our professionalism and our ability to deliver excellence with a sense of urgency," said Ott.

Ott thanked Rear Adm. Jon Yuen, McNeal and Navy senior leadership for the trust and confidence placed in leading the professional civilian and military providers of team NAVSUP FLC Jax.