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Commander tells workforce to keep thinking and teaming for success

By Jim Katzaman, MCSC Corporate Communications | | June 21, 2013


June 21, 2013 -- By Jim Katzaman, MCSC Corporate Communications

Everyone in Marine Corps Systems Command is working together amid tough fiscal times to stay on track and meet the mission, according to Brig. Gen. Frank Kelley, MCSC commander, as he spoke June 19 at the command’s town hall.

“The first responsibility to the acquisition workforce is to think,” Kelley said. He noted the most important factors for Acquisition Technology and Logistics are thinking and people.

“The future is pretty murky, and we really have to plan, which everyone had done really well,” he said. He pointed to a photo of Gen. John Paxton, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, with the inscription, “Planning is the new norm.”

“We’ve taken many positive steps to remain engaged and relevant,” Kelley said. “The downside of the budget process gives us an opportunity for progress. Our competency alignment helps us better merge our work and our people. Things are tough, and I’m proud of how everyone is working through this process.”

Other topics addressed during the town hall included sexual assault prevention, upcoming furloughs; operations and maintenance fund obligations; mentoring; command planning and resource allocation; and the command’s vision of performance.