News and Information

Be the Face of Giving in 2022
Be the Face of Giving in 2022
The 2022 CFC Giving Season has begun and you can be the face of giving to our Foundation!

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees. Over the years, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation has been the grateful recipient of your kind consideration during the campaign—Federal, postal, military, and retirees contribute to our non-profit organization. The CFC mission is "to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all”.

The benefits of your CFC contributions can be seen in every program we offer the Supply Community—and it’s so easy to participate! The cornerstone of the campaign is the CFC Online Donation System. This year, the mobile giving app will integrate full payroll deduction options. For employees who may not have access to or decide not to use the electronic donation system, a paper pledge form will also be available. As we emerge from the pandemic, we hope all Members will consider this giving option—the largest and most successful annual workplace charity opportunity!

The solicitation period opened September 1, 2022, and runs through January 14, 2023. New employees may make pledges within 30 days of entry on duty, if outside of the campaign solicitation period.

Join the CFC 2022 Giving Campaign! Donate to the Foundation through the CFC ~ the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. #10281. Don't wait, visit the CFC website to sign up and name the Foundation #10281 as your charity today!

IRA Charitable Rollover
IRA Charitable Rollover
At this time of year you may be thinking for a way to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older, an IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.

Benefits of an IRA charitable rollover:
-Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization.
-Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts.
-Help further the work and mission of our organization.

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works:
-Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
-Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to help continue our important work.
-Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.

Click here for a free brochure or email with any questions about an IRA charitable rollover gift--we are happy to assist you.

Honor Our Heritage, Invest In Our Future
Honor Our Heritage, Invest In Our Future
Dear Navy Supply Corps Foundation Member,

As we celebrate Veterans Day, join us in honoring the sacrifice and contributions of our Navy Supply Corps veterans, and all veterans. This year marks 227 years of Supply Corps service and dedication to our Navy and Nation.

Our Supply Corps Community is active and engaged throughout the Foundation’s 38 Chapters. Active, retired, reserve and former Supply officers, and family members are re-energized and enjoying social, charitable, and mentoring opportunities more than ever this year!

2022 looks to be another successful year for the Foundation’s mission as we execute our full range of programs and services in support of our Members and their families. From Heritage to Scholarships, to Transition and beyond, your generous support is a key driver to our success.

This year during our Annual Appeal, we are emphasizing a theme of “Honor Our Heritage…Invest In Our Future” and are asking for donations to help sustain the Foundation. Your financial support in the area of greatest need ensures the future stability of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. Your donation will support our general operations, as well as efforts to promote the Supply Corps heritage and traditions that we have all grown to appreciate and treasure.

Thank you for being a valued member of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, our Supply Corps Family and the United States Navy. Let’s maintain our great tradition of service and community and help “take care of our own”.

Please consider an end of the year donation to keep the Foundation strong, focused, and ready to assist our members in 2023 and beyond. Take a moment now to make an online donation or print the donation form and mail in your contribution.


11/15 Transition Webinar: recording available
11/15 Transition Webinar: recording available
A recording of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Webinar: Military to Civilian Transition on Tuesday, November 15th, is now available online. The presentation slide deck is also available here.

The event featured a panel of guests discussing best practices, strategies, and opportunities available to transitioning officers, and included a panel of former Supply Corps Officers along with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national nonprofit mentoring program: 

Mr. Richard Comitz, Senior Vice President, ACP
CAPT (ret) Scott Eberwine, Senior Naval Science Instructor, Naval JROTC
CAPT (ret) Eddie Fishburne, Director, The Home Depot
CAPT (ret) Carla Meyers, Specialist Leader, Deloitte
CDR (ret) Joe Purcell - Vice Chairman, Financial Sponsors Group, Morgan Stanley

Enjoy viewing the Webinar at your convenience and please consider supporting our mission through a donation to the Foundation

November 2022 ~ NSCF eNewsletter
November 2022 ~ NSCF eNewsletter
Dear Fellow Supply Corps Officers and Friends,

Please take a few minutes to read the November issue of the Foundation's eNewsletter--it includes three important topics related to our Community.

Named Scholarship policy update

Beginning with the 2023-24 Scholarship Season, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Board of Directors has revised the minimum amount for a Named Scholarship from $1,000 to $2,500 to provide for more meaningful scholarships, especially with the rising costs of higher education. This policy change will enable the Foundation to comply with the IRS restrictions and award larger scholarships to our recipients. Annual Named Scholarships can take up most of the available scholarship opportunities and reduce the ability to award higher value scholarships from the perpetual endowments. Scholarship donations less than $2,500 will still be accepted and grouped into larger scholarships, with donor recognition in The Oakleaf. In parallel, the Foundation continues to actively market and promote the Scholarship Program to increase the applicant pool and corresponding number of potential scholarships.
Learn more about donation opportunities »

Planning for Social Security benefits 

Social Security is part of a retirement plan for most Americans, but knowing when and how to apply social security benefits can be challenging. A retirement plan should be based on today's knowledge but allow for future adaptations as circumstances change. Certainly deciding when to collect Social Security is a major retirement decision, but there are related decisions that can influence future income. Financial planning includes learning ways to maximize your benefits. Understanding Social Security options can start you on your way to financial success in retirement. The NSCF offers a free weekly e-newsletter to assist Members with common concerns regarding retirement planning. 
Learn more about Social Security planning »

Professional Certification/Licenses Grant Program

Attaining a professional certification can be costly. The NSCF Professional Certification/Licenses Grant Program assists transitioning officers with the costs incurred attaining a certification or license to enhance a civilian logistics career opportunity up to $500. Examples of professional logistics certificates that are available for Supply Officers and enlisted supply personnel are: Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); Foodservice Management Professional (FMP); Certified Professional Contract Manager; and Financial Management Certification. Professional certifications and licenses can offer members a competitive advantage over candidates without certificates and lead to higher wages. 
Learn more about the NSCF Grant Program  »

Upcoming dates: Reminders:
  • Thank you to all who attended the Webinar: An Evening with the Chief. It was well attended and very informative. View the slide presentation! 
  • Share your Supply Corps story! Capturing your stories serves to honor our shared heritage and preserve our Supply Corps traditions. Learn how you can participate
  • We are Your Connection to the Supply Community. Keep your Foundation profile current by regularly updating your contact information. Update your membership today!  
In the spirit of giving, please consider a donation to the Foundation today. Member donations are vital to the successful operation of the programs and services serving our Supply Corps Family.

If you have any questions or comments, please email Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk at

Our Mission

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation provides programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. 
 Support Our Mission                                         

Our members and their families are at the heart of our mission. The Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s Mission is to provide programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. We strive to bring more value to our members’ lives every day and we THANK YOU for your support, enabling us to serve our Supply Community each and every day—keeping our culture and heritage alive through generations!

Our Foundation leaders and members are anyone who has ever worn the Oakleaf of the United States Navy Supply Corps Officer—veterans, active duty, reserve. We provide global programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. Our small Foundation staff works with our all-Volunteer Board of Directors and 37 Chapters around the globe to support and celebrate our Supply Community. Our Regional Chapters are the face of the Foundation, promoting camaraderie, professional and social networking, and supporting members in need—for more than 50 years! 

Ways YOU can be an active and supportive member of the Supply Community:

   ♦     Donate using your PayPal account through the PayPal Giving Fund, all fees                are paid for by PayPal! 

   ♦     Donate now using a credit card. 

   ♦     Shop AmazonSmile and designate The Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as            your charity. 

   ♦     Join the CFC 2021 Giving Campaign! Pledge your donation to The Navy                      Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #10281#. Official Solicitation Period runs                September 1, 2022 thru January 14, 2023.

   ♦     Honor Tench Francis as the founding officer of the Navy Supply Corps through              the Tench Francis Legacy Society –recognizing members who have included              the Foundation in their estate planning. Gift planning can include a bequest in                your will or by participating in a gift annuity or other life-income tool. To become              a member, or if you have already taken steps to provide this type of support,                  please email our Executive Director, CAPT (ret) Daniel Pionk or call 706-354-            4111.

   ♦     Volunteer with any of our Committees. 

   ♦     Support Chapter events and programs. 

   ♦     Encourage Members to register on the Foundation website.

Learn more about your contribution options through the Foundation’s Donor eNewsletter delivered right to your inbox. Many of our friends find this very interesting and helpful. It features news from Washington, Savvy Living, gift stories, finance news and timely articles. 

 More News                                                                                                       

Flash From the Chief
In Memory: Friends of the Supply Corps
VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Navy Supply Corps Officer: USS Bataan
NAVSUP 2021 Commander's Guidance
NSCF 2020 Annual Report
The full story of Doris "Dorie" Miller, as told by RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon, 36th Chief of Supply Corps

 On the Web                                                                                                      

Check out additional areas of interest on the Links page.

View Foundation videos, such as Distinguished Alumni Ceremonies and Webinars, on our YouTube Channel: 

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The Navy Supply Corps Foundation has partnered with Amazon to establish a way for you to shop online and help support our mission. 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the Supply Community.

Visit and on your first visit select Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charitable organization before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection and every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to the Foundation. 

Let's use this unique opportunity to give to our Community while staying safe! 

Stay Connected                                                                                                

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Contribute to The Oakleaf ~ Click here for Article & Submission Guidelines and email with any questions.

Looking for a former shipmate?

If so, contact the Foundation and we’ll try to put you in touch. Send an e-mail to or call (706) 354-4111.
No information will be released without prior permission of the member. 

CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Kenna Morgan! Kenna hails from Honolulu, Hawaii and is a freshman studying History of Science, Medicine & Public Health at Yale University.
Foundation Chairman RADM (ret) Mike Lyden was honored to be the guest speaker at U.S. Navy Supply Corps School in September for the graduation of the 3rd Battalion--an incredible group of new Supply Officers.
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Brianna Lucas! "I am classified as an international student at OSU and the Foundation Scholarship will help tremendously with the cost of non-resident tuition.”
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Demetrius Palmer! Demetrius is a senior attending Howard University, studying Economics & Political Science. "With an economics degree I can explore community development and studies of poverty."
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Tyler Samuelson! She was awarded the CAPT David Bunten, USN (Ret.) Scholarship. "I am currently studying psychobiology at UCLA, getting dually immersed in the fields of science and psychology."
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Aiden McClanahan! "My sponsor is my dad. I grew up a Navy Supply Corps dependent and have enjoyed learning and living Ready for Sea!"
Socials have resumed at the San Diego Chapter!
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Isaac Manfull! Isaac is a senior at Penn State University. "The NSCF Scholarship eases the financial burden that attending an educational institution out of state would bear on my future."
Our recent project (in progress) with Battleship North Carolina includes the Provisions Issue compartment, Officer Galley, and a Storeroom. The replica can selections are based on a 1941 photograph and archived Supply Dept. records.

Upcoming Events

Junior Officer Training Symposium (JOTS) 30 November / 1 December 2022 (Northwest)

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022 - Friday Dec 02, 2022

Top Chop Golf Tournament (Jacksonville)

Friday Dec 02, 2022

NSCF-J 2022 Holiday Golf Tournament (Japan)

Friday Dec 02, 2022

Chapter Coffee (Northwest)

Sunday Dec 04, 2022

Job Postings

Norfolk NAVNET Job Opportunities - NOVEMBER 5, 2022


In Memoriam

CAPT Robert Francis Gallagher, SC, USN (Ret.)

June 2022

CDR Robert Brendon Stewart, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2022

CAPT John H. Irons, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2022

CDR Roger Louis Dintaman, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2021

CDR Arthur Stewart "Art" Tribbie, SC, USN (Ret.)

August 2022

CDR John Joseph Lyons, SC, USN (Ret.)

September 2022