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Message to the Corps #5
Message to the Corps #5
(Please share throughout the Navy Supply Community for maximum distribution)

Supply Community,

It has been an honor to serve as your Chief of Supply Corps. In my fifth and final message to Supply Corps senior leaders, I reflect on the five years I have served as Chief of Supply Corps, and leave you with a call to action - to put your education and training, lessons and experiences, and character and competence into action every day - so that the accomplishments and momentum of the last five years propel us into a future of even more effective warfighter support. As with my previous messages, my expectation is that you read it, think about it, and share it with the Supply Community in your domain of influence.



As I close out my time as 47th Chief of Supply Corps and Commander Naval Supply Systems Command, I thank you for all that you have done. I am proud of your accomplishments. On the first day of my assignment, the Navy found itself embroiled in a difficult integrity issue that manifested itself in the Navy's relationship with an overseas defense contractor. As a result of our special role in the Navy, our community was not immune and this challenged the long-standing reputation of the Supply Corps as the Navy's trusted business managers. We were forced to look inward to review our fundamental beliefs, those values that underpin everything it means to be a member of the Supply Community. I will admit there were some dark days as we lived through the process, but I was uplifted by your response and your diligent effort to right the ship.

As I have observed time and time again, our exceptional strength as a Supply Community is our ability to hold one another accountable, and to look after each other's well-being. The entire Supply Community - officer, enlisted, active, reserve, civilian, and retired - played a role in putting the community back on the right path when it was most needed. We need grit and integrity to always do the right thing for the good of the Navy as we maintain laser-focus on our mission to support the warfighter.

To that end, we need to continue the journey to promote a culture of grit and integrity. I challenge you to this: if you see a problem, use your judgement and moral character to take action. As the trusted stewards of our Navy's and nation's treasures, we must lean into every challenge, leverage all opportunities to fix those challenges, and celebrate those individuals and teams who make a positive change. Thoughtful leadership and the ability to find the smart solution is the behavior we need to reinforce to continue building our community's value to the Navy. As a Supply Community, we must never forget that our first commitment is to be "Ready for Sea" to meet the Navy's needs.

This has been an incredible journey, and I am proud to have served as your Chief. Our mettle has been tested, and we have persevered through the actions and resiliency of a Supply Community that refused to offer anything short of its best to our Navy and nation. Our community is poised for continued success into the future of an ever-changing operating environment. I cannot overstate how fortunate I am to have served with an incredible cadre of operationalized supply chain managers like you. Thank you. You enable the fight and ensure mission success. Carry on the tradition of excellence and integrity that we have worked so hard to build and maintain. The future of our Supply Community rests with you.
July 11, 2018

Supply Corps Active Component Commander Selections
Supply Corps Active Component Commander Selections
Congratulations to current Foundation board member CDR (sel) Karlie Blake, former board member CDR (sel) Scott Long, current Heritage committee volunteer CDR (sel) Thurman Phillips, former Kansas chapter president CDR (sel) Christopher Radke, and all of the others selected for promotion to Commander!
Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
06 July 2018

FY19 Supply Corps Active Component Commander Selections

Congratulations to the following Supply Corps officers who have been
selected for promotion to the rank of Commander.

Albano Jonathan D
Ambrosino Vincent M
Blake Karlie M
Bryant Clinton S
Calandruccio Jason D
Coffeen William I IV
Colburn Brian D
Combs Suquon D
Coomes Eric J
Dalphonse Diana I
Daniel Autumn L
Dawson Eugene Jr
Decker Erik A
Ellis Duncan R
Ellis Krysten J
Engler Kirk A
Findley Kenneth E
Frey Monica M
Gardner Maxine J
Harper Jason P
Hunt William B
Huttleston Scott T
Ileto Jason V
Iliff Ian G
Kemper Brennan J
Kidd Michael A
Lattus Gene M
Long Scott A
May Benjamin I
Mcintyre Donald M
Mitchell Jamie L
Mullerheim Michael J
Nichols Benjamin S
Oconnor Christopher F
Phillips Thurman B
Quinn Douglas M
Radke Christopher C
Smith Jarrod H
Smoak Donna L
Sonon Albert T IV
Sweetser Jared J
Tamez John
Taylor Robin L
Tew Andrew J
Whittle Blake A
Yau Raymond C
Zakar James P

Attaining the rank of Commander is the culmination of years of hard work and
dedication to the United States Navy.  Please join me in congratulating
these outstanding Supply Corps officers.

July 09, 2018

Oakleaf July Issue Now Online
Oakleaf July Issue Now Online

Since 1971, the Foundation has awarded over $5.7 million in scholarships to 2,431 of our family members, including children and spouses.  Want to learn more about the most recent class of recipients?  Check out the July issue of The Oakleaf online to see the list of selectees.  And then go straight to and click on some of their one-minute videos describing how the scholarship made a difference for them.  Talk about making a difference...your generosity has made so much possible for these deserving Supply Corps family members.
Also included in this issue are profiles of RADM (Ret.) Ted Walker and Board member CAPT (Ret.) Tiffany Schad, more Memories and Sea Stories reported by RADM (Ret.) Dan McKinnon, tips on how to get more involved in the work of the Foundation, suggestions on staying connected as you PCS and much more.   
The July issue is available now at;  paper copies will follow in a few weeks. Want to help save on printing and postal costs? Opt Out of receiving the paper copy by logging in to your account and unchecking the Opt In box under the daytime phone number. Or notify the Foundation office by calling (706)354-4111, sending an email to or sending a note to 3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 200B, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Letters to the editor, story ideas and news items for The Oakleaf can be sent  Deadline for the November 2018 issue is September 15.
Your involvement is what makes all this possible.  Best wishes for a joyous Fourth of July and thank you again for your support.
RADM Linda Bird, SC, USN (Ret.)
June 28, 2018

Meet the Foundation Scholarship Recipients!
Meet the Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

Eighty-five students were chosen to receive scholarships from the Navy Supply Corps Foundation for the 2018-2019 school year.  Have you ever wondered how these awards make a difference for the children and grandchildren of Navy Supply Corps officers and enlisted personnel who received them?  The scholarship recipients were given the opportunity to submit a video to let us know what the awards mean to them. These are all video "selfies" (60 seconds or less) describing how they felt getting this help. Check them out HERE!

For more information about the Scholarship program, or to donate to ensure the work of the Foundation continues, go to our website at
June 25, 2018

ACT NOW … a NEW PRICE is being offered for the few remaining cabins for the August Douro River cruise!!
ACT NOW … a NEW PRICE is being offered for the few remaining cabins for the August Douro River cruise!!
A NEW PRICE is being offered for the few remaining cabins for the Douro River cruise, 3 – 13 August 2018 onboard Scenic’s Azure!!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the Douro River with Supply Corps shipmates, family and friends while enjoying the ALL INCLUSIVE Scenic one-of-a-kind luxury river cruise experience.  All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges.  

For more information about the cruise, visit and for detailed information about Scenic and the Douro cruise itinerary go to

For further information and cabin bookings, contact Pat Loeser; 760-743-2971 or
Aug 2018
Original Foundation  
Fare Per Person
New Foundation  
Fare Per Person
D Jewel River View $6,790 $6,070 $4,377 2
C Sapphire    Balcony Suite    $7,890 $7,170 $5,147 3
BB Sapphire Balcony Suite $7,990 $7,270 $5,217 3
B Sapphire Balcony Suite $8,090 $7,370 $5,287 3 2
PA Diamond Balcony Suite $8,390 $7,670 $5,497 6 5
P Diamond Balcony Suite $8,490 $7,770 $5,567 1 SOLD OUT!

May 08, 2018

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RADM (ret) Mike Lyden presents Foundation Volunteer of the Year award to LCDR Craig Dziewiatkowski
Hawaii chapter celebrates the Supply Corps Birthday aloha-style!
The St. Louis chapter at the Boathouse in Forest Park
Congratulations to the BQC Foundation Leadership Award winners ENS Comatrice Martin and ENS Bernardo Tinoco. From left to right: CAPT Doug Noble, Jack Evans, ENS Bernardo Tinoco, ENS Comatrice Martin, RADM Keith Jones

Upcoming Events

Reunion of '68 NSCS grads in Newport, RI (Newport RI)

Friday May 11, 2018 - Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

2018 Supply Corps Summer Golf Tournament (Hampton Roads)

Friday Aug 03, 2018 - Saturday Aug 04, 2018

2018 PHIL-MECH (Philadelphia)

Friday Sep 21, 2018

New England Style Clambake! (Newport RI)

Friday Sep 28, 2018 - Saturday Sep 29, 2018


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CAPT Charles Frederick Perkins, SC, USN (Ret.)

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February 2018

CDR Max David Marbain, SC, USN (Ret.)

September 2013

CDR Craig A. Williamson, SC, USN (Ret.)

February 2014

CDR Ernest Cantrell White, SC, USN (Ret.)

May 2018

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