VADM Philip Hart Cullom, USN
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Fleet
Readiness & Logistics (N4)
The Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness & Logistics) (OPNAV N4) staff shapes, anticipates, innovates, and leads Navy readiness and logistics to enable and sustain Fleet operating forces and shore readiness, now and in the future. The staff issues policy, conducts program assessments, and serves as Resource and Requirements Sponsor to plan, program, and resource the readiness requirements of the Navy. OPNAV N4 enables responsive, adaptive, and effective logistics support to maximize and sustain readiness, and enable the integration of Naval forces into the Joint force. OPNAV N4 is committed to creating and maximizing alignment between our Joint partners, the Secretariat, OPNAV staff, our Fleet Customers, the Warfare and Provider Enterprises, and our stakeholders. Faced with an increasingly uncertain world and regional conflict, the demand for Fleet capabilities is only expected to increase, but it will be challenged by an increasingly constrained fiscal environment. N4 integrates readiness requirements to enable optimal allocation of scarce resources across all readiness and logistics programs, promote responsible stewardship of our environment, develop and implement policies governing logistics supported by best practices, and guide the Navy in developing and executing a longterm energy strategy. N4 is responsible for a $13.7 billion annual budget, which accounts for 10% of the Navy's Total Obligation Authority and 23% of the Navy's OMN. Primary goals are to:
* Excel in Our Role as Requirements/ Resource Sponsor to Ensure Afloat and Shore Readiness--N4 integrates the full spectrum of readiness requirements to enable optimum resource decision-making by Navy leadership. As the Fleet Readiness Requirements Sponsor and the Shore and Logistics Resource Sponsor, N4 works closely with US Fleet...