The role of the Chief of Naval Material is essentially similar to that of the head of a large business operation. In accomplishing his responsibilities, he is assisted by a Vice Chief of Naval Material and four Deputy Chiefs.
Shifley, R. L.
"The Role of the Chief of Naval Material in Logistics Administration,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 18
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol18/iss3/2