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WSMC welcomes new deputy director

By Sgt. Brandon L. Saunders | | October 17, 2013

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Career logistician, Ron Wilson, settled into his new role as the deputy director of Weapon Systems Management Center, Marine Corps Logistics Command, recently.

Wilson, a retired Marine major, previously served as the division director, Enterprise Asset Planning Division, WSMC, MCLC, for the past three years. 

“I am excited about the opportunity,” Wilson said. “Marine Corps Logistics Command is the hub of logistics planning and support for the Marine Corps, and Weapon Systems Management Center is the focal point for a lot of those functions.”

Prior to his career in civil service, Wilson served 21 years as a logistician in the Marine Corps, which included nine years enlisted and 13 years as an officer.

During his enlisted tenure, he served as a maintenance management chief for both division and force service support group units. 

After completing the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program at Auburn University, Ala. and completed The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., he received his career designation as a logistics officer.

As an officer, Wilson served in various billets within the Marine Expeditionary Force.

After graduating from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2000, he joined MCLC where he served in multiple billets to include a six-month deployment as the MCLC liaison officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the precursor to what is now MCLC (Forward).

Upon Wilson’s retirement from active-duty in 2006, he served in various logistics positions at MCLC, acquiring the knowledge and experience necessary to prepare him for the position as the deputy director of WSMC.

“Though I am familiar with the job at hand, I have a lot to learn in other areas of the center that I have not been directly involved with, as well as work to do in establishing relationships with external organizations given my new position,” Wilson said. 

Wilson feels very fortunate to have served under Sue Wright, who retired as the director of WSMC Oct. 3, as well as the opportunity to have Col. Kyle Nickel on board as the newly-appointed director of WSMC. 

“Sue was absolutely the right person for Weapon Systems Management Center and both Colonel Nickel and I have some big shoes to fill as we assume our new duties,” he said. “I look forward to serving with Colonel Nickel and supporting his vision for Weapon Systems Management Center.”
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