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The Winter issue of The Oakleaf is online now!
The Winter issue of The Oakleaf is online now!
We pack as much as possible into every issue and this one is no exception--starting with our cover stories. Despite the obstacles, our 2020 Chapters-of-the-Year provided an impressive program of activities, which we describe in detail on page 16. We also introduce our newest Distinguished Alumnus, J. Ronald Terwilliger in an article on Page 8, and celebrate all our Distinguished Alumni on the following pages.

Our Transition Survey results are in! Starting on page 24, CDR (ret) Bob Dolan breaks down your survey responses and brings new resources to your attention, namely a Grant Pilot Program and partnership with a mentoring company. And we kick off Scholarship season (2022-2023 Foundation Applications open December 20th) with a reminder of the many grateful recipients of your generosity. Highlighted in this issue are Memorial Scholarship beneficiaries The Dour Family and Kahleb Fallon, son of SK3 Jamie Fallon who was killed at the Pentagon on 9/11.

Of course, no issue is complete without the wise words of RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon. On page 15 he solves the mystery of the Supply Corps Flag officers from the Summer issue, and on page 12, Dan shares his thoughts on a recent lunch in his article Chief 49 visits Chief 35.

The Winter issue includes many submissions from our valued Members--from LCDR Jim Jacobs' update on Navy Supply Corps School, to the many memories and anecdotes of our veterans, each contribution helps to tell the story of our Community. Would you like to contribute? Active, retired, reserve, former and family members are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, news and updates to Click here to view our Submission Guidelines.

Finally, it's a good time to update your email and Chapter affiliation in your Member Profile to ensure you don't miss Chapter activities in your area. Login and update your information at

Click here to enjoy the Winter issue of The Oakleaf!

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Congratulations to our 59th NSCF Distinguished Alumni
Congratulations to our 59th NSCF Distinguished Alumni
The Foundation inducted J. Ronald "Ron" Terwilliger as the 59th NSCF Distinguished Alumnus at a special ceremony in Atlanta on Saturday, November 6th. Click here to download the complete list (with biographies) of the Foundation's Distinguished Alumni.

Established in 1989, the Distinguished Alumni (DA) Program is one of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s hallmark programs as it identifies and recognizes retired and former Navy Supply Corps officers who have gone on to distinguish themselves by obtaining significant success in the public or private sector. We celebrate our Supply Community by recognizing the contributions of our members in and out of uniform! 

Ron is the Chairman Emeritus and retired Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Residential, and the Founder and Chairman of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families. He is also past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute (and currently serves as a Trustee), Chairman Emeritus of the Wharton Real Estate Center, past Chairman of the International Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, currently Chair of Habitat’s Global Development Council and Chair of the “I Have a Dream Foundation” (a nonprofit dedicated to educating low-income children), Chairman of the Enterprise Community Partners Board of Trustees, and serves on the boards of the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation, the Urban Institute and the Horatio Alger Association.

Ron is an ardent supporter of the U.S. Naval Academy and credits much of his success to the opportunities provided to him by the Academy and the Navy Supply Corps. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with honors in 1963, was commissioned as a Supply Corps officer and served five years on active duty. Ron received his Master of Business Administration with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar.

Following his graduation from Navy Supply Corps School, Ron played a year on the “Sublant” basketball team which won the All-Navy Championship.  Thereafter, he joined the Nuclear Submarine Navy and served as Supply Officer on a Polaris nuclear submarine, after which he was transferred to the Norfolk Navy Supply Center purchasing department.

At his induction ceremony, Ron said, “I was amazed at the responsibility given to young officers in the US Navy - I am an ardent supporter of the US Navy Supply Corps.” As Ron’s professional success grew, he became increasingly involved in philanthropy. Other awards Ron received include the 2017 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to elevating the national discussion on rebalancing federal housing policy to better serve the needs of low-income households, the 2013 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the Housing Leader of the Year Award in 2009 by the National Housing Conference and he was inducted into the National Association of Homebuilder’s Hall of Fame in 2008.

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation is proud to welcome Mr. Ron Terwilliger to its Distinguished Alumni ranks.

Will you be The Face of Giving?
Will you be The Face of Giving?

The 2021 CFC Giving Season has begun and you can be the face of giving to our Foundation!

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, 2021, and runs through January 15, 2022. 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!

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Our Mission

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation provides programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. 
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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 2020 Giving Campaign! Pledge your donation to The Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #10281#.
          Official Solicitation Period is September 21, 2020 - January 15, 2021

   ♦     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. 

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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! 

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LT Kellie “Bella” C. Anthony is the daughter of LT Nick Mongillo. LT Anthony’s father inspired her passion for aviation. Read about him on page 29 of the Winter issue of The Oakleaf.
NSCS: Marching in the oldest 4th of July Parade in Bristol, RI
NSCS: Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday toured the schoolhouse and celebrated the 100th anniversary with a cake.
To ensure your legacy lives on with our Supply Corps Community after your time passes, please consider designating a bequest intention—a purposeful gift to fund the future of the Foundation.
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NSCF-Washington Area Chapter’s first in-person social event at the Crystal City Sports Pub since March 2020 with several distinguished guests!

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Monday Dec 06, 2021

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NEW DATE Golf Tournament -- 10 December 2021 (San Diego)

Friday Dec 10, 2021

(T) Yakiniku Dinner (Japan)

Friday Dec 10, 2021

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November 2021

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August 2021

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