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MSC Office Okinawa

MSC Office (MSCO-O) Okinawa provides persistent maritime logistics and coordinates specialized vessel support to the warfighter in order to enable plans and operations for MSC Far East, United States Indo-Pacific Command, COMPACFLT, 7th Fleet and other commands as directed within the MSCFE AOR.



Mr. Gary D. Boldes
Military Sealift Command Office - Okinawa, Japan

Gary Boldes is a native of Laverne, Okla. where he graduated in 1986. He enlisted in the Navy in 1986 and was commissioned in 2009 from Operations Specialist Senior Chief to Chief Warrant Officer.

His assignments include the USS Dubuque (LPD-8) home ported in Sasebo, Japan, assigned OI Division, 1986-1990. COMUSFAC Subic Bay, Philippines, Facility Security Detachment, assigned as a Patrolman, 1990-1992. USS Racine (LST-1191), assigned as OI LPO, Long Beach, Calif., 1992-1993. USS Cayuga (LST-1186), assigned as OI LPO, Long Beach, Calif., 1993-1995. USS California (CGN-36), assigned OI Division, Bremerton, Wash., 1995-1997. Navy Recruiting District Kansas City, Navy Recruiting Station Enid Oklahoma, assigned as Recruiter-in-Charge, 1997-2000. USS Juneau (LPD-10), assigned as OI Division LCPO, Sasebo, Japan, 2000-2003. COMFLEACT Sasebo, Japan, Port Operations, assigned as Department LCPO, 2003-2005. USS Juneau (LPD-10), assigned as Operations Department LCPO, Sasebo, Japan, 2005-2008. USS Denver (LPD-9), assigned as Department LCPO and Commissioned to Chief Warrant Officer, Sasebo Japan, 2008-2009. USS Mustin (DDG-89), Yokosuka, Japan, assigned as Assistant Operations Officer, 2009-2013. COMFLEACT Okinawa, Japan, Port Operations, assigned as Port Operations Department Head, 2013-2016.

His Civilian Positions have included the United States Post Office, Enid Oklahoma, City Carrier, 2016. Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Garfield County, Okla., Child Welfare Specialist Permanency, 2017-2018. COMSCFE, MSCO Okinawa, Japan, Deputy Director, 2018-2020. COMSCFE, MSCO Okinawa, Japan, Director, 2020 to Present.

Mr. Boldes received his bachelor's in history from Excelsior University in 2008 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2014.

Mr. Boldes has completed three deployments to the Persian Gulf, one deployment to Somalia, three WESTPAC Deployments, participated in Operation Fiery Vigil as part of the Mount Pinatubo eruption, and has been involved in numerous multinational exercises in the 7th Fleet AOR.

Mr. Boldes’ personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Three Awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Six Awards), MOVSM, Korean Defense Medal, and numerous unit and campaign awards.

Deputy Director

Mr. Gene S. Palabrica
Deputy Director
Military Sealift Command Office - Okinawa, Japan

Gene Palabrica was born in the Philippines and enlisted in the United States Navy in May 1990, where he served until June 2016.

Gene Palabrica served onboard USS Portland (LSD-37), USS Detroit (AOE-4), USS Lemoore County (1194), Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB-2), Navy personnel Command (NPC), USS Essex and MSCO Okinawa.

Gene Palabrica's personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South East Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and numerous unit awards.

From April 2016 to April 2018, Mr. Palabrica worked as a supervisory Marine Transportation Specialist at MSCO Okinawa. He worked at MSC headquarters in Norfolk for the PM1 program from April 2018 until November 2020. In November 2020, He returned to MSCO Okinawa and is currently serving as the Deputy Director.

Senior Enlisted Leader

Chief Boatswain's Mate Rondell S. Stlouis
Senior Enlisted Leader/ Operations Officer
Military Sealift Command Office - Okinawa, Japan
Chief Petty Officer Stlouis is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain and immigrated to the U.S. in 2000. He enlisted in August 2008 out of Brooklyn, N.Y. and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill., where he conducted seaman apprenticeship training.

Upon graduation he reported for his initial sea tour onboard USS San Antonio (LDP 17), home ported in Virginia where he served as a designated boatswains-mate attached to deck department. He earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification and Officer of the Deck as a second class petty officer completing two deployments to the Fouth, Fifth, and Sixth Fleets AOR. In May 2014, he transferred to Afloat Training Group Western Pacific (ATGWP) in Yokosuka, Japan, serving aboard the most elite training command in the world. While serving onboard he qualified as the only second class to ever be qualified double warfare lead Type Command assessor SAR and MOB-S. He advanced to First Class Petty Officer where he was selected as the command assessor of the year and DESRON 15 Sailor of the quarter.

In July 2017, he transferred to USS Berry (DDG 52) as LPO for 1st Division supporting multiple clandestine missions across the 7th Fleet AOR in the role as LCPO for a period of his time onboard. He was selected to Chief Petty Officer completing a highly demanding Depot Modernization Period availability in the role as DLCPO for a period of his time onboard. In July 2023, he transferred to Military Sealift Command Okinawa (MSCO) where he currently serves as Operations Officer and Senior Enlisted Leader.

Chief Petty Officer Stlouis’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards); Flag Letter of Commendation; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (3 awards) and various unit and service awards.

Contact Us

Director           Comm: +81-(0)90-9789-9604
                                      DSN (315) 652-7686

Deputy             Comm: +81-(0)90-9789-9605
Director                          DSN (315) 652-7382

SEL/OPS          Comm: +81-(0)90-9789-9683
                                      DSN (315) 652-7692

Admin              Comm: +81-(0)80-8597-8496
                                      DSN (315) 652-7681

Supply             Comm: +81-(0)90-9789-9681
                                      DSN (315) 652-7691

Admin Asst.        Comm: +81-(0)98-857-8204
                                       DSN (315) 652-7364

Mailing address:

MSCO, Okinawa
Unit 35164
FPO AP 96380-5164

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Naha Military Port, Bldg # 305
Kakinohana-cho, Naha Gunko-nai
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