Rear Adm. Glenn Robillard Visits Submarine Tender USS Frank Cable

Rear Adm. Glenn Robillard Visits Submarine Tender USS Frank Cable

U.S. Pacific Fleet Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Rear Adm. Glenn Robillard visited the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), Nov. 30.

Robillard’s primary focus for the visit was to familiarize himself with the various logistic commands on Guam. This included Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka Detachment Marianas, Defense Depot Distribution Guam, Marianas and Andersen Air Force Base logistics personnel and leadership.

According to Cmdr. Philipe Grandjean, Frank Cable’s supply officer, the visit gave Robillard a chance to see the result of Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) integration into Frank Cable’s crew.

“This visit was an excellent first exposure for him to our unique hybrid supply operations which combine the effort of both civilian service mariners (MSC) and Navy personnel to provide logistic support.”

While on board, Robillard met and had lunch with local Supply Corps officers and shared his views on current Pacific Fleet issues that are relevant to this part of the area of responsibility. He also stopped at some of the supply spaces, such as the ship’s store and the vending machine area.

Rear Adm. Robillard was able to see the first hand work and dedication of USS Frank Cable’s crew,” said Grandjean.

Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

Naval Today Staff, December 01, 2011; Image: navy