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News | March 29, 2021

Women's History Month Employee Spotlight: Susan Guth

Susan Guth
VIRIN: 210329-N-ZZ252-0650

To help commemorate Women's History Month in March, we're featuring stories of employees throughout the command. This week, we're spotlighting Susan Guth, a public affairs specialist based out of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest.

Susan Guth stays curious.

It was this curiosity that led her to become a communications adviser for the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) diversity action teams. "How can we better communicate with FRCSW employees" she asked.

Ms. Guth used her experience as a public affairs specialist to suggest alternative ideas to in-person meetings and events, collaborate with the Women's Initiative Network site lead to brand and create eye-catching emails and documents, create a custom newsletter for the Lunar New Year and help the Hispanic Engagement Action Team host a socially distant Vuelta, a uniquely Southern Californian vehicle parade celebrating heritage and art that traveled through FRCSW's section of Naval Air Station North Island.

She has also presented communication resources, guides and recommendations at the monthly diversity team meetings "to inspire them to celebrate their heritage in a safe and socially distant way," she explained.

Ms. Guth's curiosity extends to her learning and communicating about other people, cultures and communities, both inside and outside of work.

Last year, she wrote an article about how four young women came to work at FRCSW and what inspired them to become engineers. "We created a unique article featuring their personal passions and histories that is still spoken about to me," she said.

"Ask everyone you meet about their role, how they support their teams and the organization at large. You could learn something new, hear helpful advice or expand your network," she said. "And always be willing to connect people who are enthusiastic and motivated to help others. That's how I've met so many wonderful people in my short time at FRCSW."

A Washington, D.C.-native, Ms. Guth grew up in a diverse community and loved learning about her friends' cultural traditions, foods and interests.

"All employees should join diversity teams," she said. "Diversity is how we learn from one another, how we grow and become better people."

In her spare time, Ms. Guth enjoys traveling and learning about local food and art. She also creates her own art, sings in a church choir and goes horseback riding. "You get a different view of nature from the back of a horse!" she joked.

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FRCSW at Fleet Week San Diego

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Honor Flight San Diego’s Tribute to American Veterans

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FRCSW Engineer Receives Assistant Secretary of Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists & Engineers of the Year Award

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FRCSW Sailors Named 2023 Sailor of the Year

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FRCSW Ally Support Strengthens Royal Australian Air Force

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) successfully completed a first of its kind reconfiguration of a U.S. Navy EA-6B Growler for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

March 31, 2023

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest - Eliminating Waste and Improving Efficiency

For over 100 years, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) has provided the men and women of the Navy and Marine Corps with the highest quality products and services in the most efficient manner possible. One of the state of the art management systems that makes this possible is the “Lean” process which focuses its attention on eliminating waste and error. FRCSW began the command’s most recent “Lean” process by integrating pre-expendable bins (PEB). Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Legg, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Industrial Supply Officer, in collaboration with the other PEB managers, played a pivotal role in the improvement of PEB inventory.

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FRCSW Navy’s Sole Maintainer of Rotodome Radar

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