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The Legacy of RADM Ted Walker
The Legacy of RADM Ted Walker
Last week the Supply Corps Community bid a final farewell to one of our most beloved leaders. A memorial ceremony for RADM Edward "Ted" K. Walker, Jr. was held at the United States Naval Academy, with many from our Supply Family in attendance. Rear Admiral Walker passed away on December 11, 2021. As the 35th Chief of Supply Corps and Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, RADM Walker advocated the Corps’ critical role as the ‘Golden Link’ in the chain that makes everything else in the Navy possible, and each officer’s role within the chain. Revered by his Community, RADM Walker served as a 2018 BQC graduation ceremony guest speaker. In his speech, RADM Walker shared his ‘Golden Link’ perspective and the great lessons he learned while serving in the Navy. In 2020, the NSCF honored RADM Walker as a Distinguished Alumnus, for his great success in the private sector following his 34-year naval career, in a virtual ceremony celebrated by the Supply Community around the globe. The Supply Corps will forever be touched by RADM Ted Walker's example, leadership, and contributions to our Community. Fair winds and following seas...

RADM Ted Walker's Speech as Guest Speaker at 2018 BQC Graduation
RADM Ted Walker's 2020 NSCF Distinguished Alumni Ceremony video
RADM Ted Walker's Obituary
VADM Edward Straw's Eulogy for RADM Ted Walker

We are grateful for our servicemen and women, in and out of uniform, every day...but during the month of May, we pay special attention to the selfless soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who help keep freedom free. In 1999, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month, to ensure the nation was given the chance to publicly show their appreciation for troops past and present.

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation is proud to serve the men, women and families of our Navy Supply Corps throughout the year, since 1970. Hundreds of volunteers throughout our 38 Chapters worldwide bring educational and social opportunities to the Supply Community. Additionally, our Museum Ship Display, Scholarship and Transition Programs, among others, continue to honor our Supply Corps history and provide services in support of our active duty, reserve, veterans and their families. 

This month, throughout the country, many towns will host celebrations in honor of local active duty, reserve and military veterans. Local businesses may offer discounts, while sports teams and museums may give free entrance to military families. We hope you'll take advantage of these opportunities and share your pride with your local community.

Learn more about Military Appreciation Month and the many discounts available to you in May! Visit the following websites:

Share your Supply Corps Story!
Share your Supply Corps Story!

We want to hear from you! Each member of our Community offers a unique perspective on life in the Navy Supply Corps. Share your personal experiences and greatest memories with our Heritage Committee.

Capturing your stories serves to honor our shared heritage and preserve our Supply Corps traditions. Each member experience brings depth and dimention to historical events and offers the public a greater appreciation of the Supply Corps role in the Navy and service to the United States of America. 

Please submit stories, photos or videos to Include names, dates, and locations, if known. Unless otherwise requested, all submissions will become property of NSCF and NSCF may publish, archive or share content with the public.

Everybody has a story, and we want to hear yours. Honor our heritage. Share your Supply Corps story today! 

The Oakleaf ~ Summer issue: Call for submissions
The Oakleaf ~ Summer issue: Call for submissions
Members, we want to hear from you! Your Supply stories are the highlight of each issue: sea duty, spouse activities, travel, pcs orders, successes and failures. Your experiences are part of our shared Supply Corps Family story!
All content is due by June 15th
Please keep submissions to 300 words and 2-3 pictures (with captions), where appropriate. 
If you have any questions or want to discuss content display options, please email

Senator Gary Peters Celebrated as NSCF's 60th Distinguished Alumni
Senator Gary Peters Celebrated as NSCF's 60th Distinguished Alumni
Senator Gary Peters was celebrated as the 60th Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumnus in a ceremony at NSCS in Newport, RI.* The ceremony was hosted by Foundation Chair RADM (ret) Mike Lyden, with Foundation Executive Director CAPT (ret) Daniel Pionk, and Distinguished Alumni Committee Chair CAPT (ret) Bud Schiff. Click here to view a video of the ceremony.

Senator Peters stated that: “I am deeply honored by this recognition. My time as a Supply Corps Officer has shaped who I am personally and as an elected official. During my time in the Navy Reserve, I served with some of the most patriotic individuals I’ve ever met. For us, it never mattered what our political ideology was – we focused on working together to accomplish our goals. The dedication of those I served with in the Navy Reserve reinforced in me that we must keep the promises we’ve made to those who have worn the uniform and served our country. Joining the Navy Reserve was one of the best decisions I have ever made - and the lessons I learned will continue guiding my work.”
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni Program recognizes individual Supply Corps Officers who have distinguished themselves after their Naval career “by obtaining significant success in the public or private sector and who credit their Supply Corps experience as a basic foundation of further professional achievements.” 
Senator Peters has represented the State of Michigan in the United States Senate since 2015. In the 117th Congress, he is the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which oversees the Department of Homeland Security and is the Senate’s top oversight committee. Senator Peters also serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Peters volunteered for the U.S. Navy Reserve at age 34, where he earned a Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist designation and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After the September 11th terrorist attacks on the U.S., Peters volunteered again for drilling status and served overseas as part of his Reserve duty. He also completed the Naval Command and Staff course from the U.S. Naval War College.
Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Peters graduated from Rochester High School and went on to earn a B.A. in political science from Alma College. He later earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Detroit Mercy, M.A. in political science from Wayne State University; M.A. in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a law degree (J.D.) from Wayne State University Law School.
Prior to entering public service, Peters worked in the private sector for over 20 years as a financial advisor and in a variety of management positions with two major financial service firms. He was an assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch before becoming a vice president at UBS/PaineWebber.
Senator Peters and his wife, Colleen, live in Oakland County, Michigan and have three children: Gary Jr., Madeleine and Alana.
*Click here to read Senator Peter's press release on his April 1st NSCF Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony. Click here to view a video of Senator Gary Peters Distinguished Alumni Ceremony. 

Please join us in welcoming Senator Peters to the ranks of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni. Thank you for supporting your Foundation and helping to “Honor Our Heritage, Invest In Our Future”.


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 thru January 15, 2022

   ♦     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

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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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Contribute to The Oakleaf ~ Submission deadlines: 15 Feb, 15 June, 15 Oct. Click here for Article & Submission Guidelines and email with any questions.

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If so, contact the Foundation and we’ll try to put you in touch. Send an e-mail to or call (706) 354-4111.
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Heritage Committee Volunteer LT Pamela Velez is a terrific example of the dedication of our Members--her story is on page 7 of the Spring issue of The Oakleaf.
Navy Supply Corps 227th Birthday Celebrations are listed on page 14 of the Spring issue of The Oakleaf.
On page 5 of the Spring issue of The Oakleaf, we say thanks to our beloved Spouse Representative Gracie Dziewiatkowski for five years of dedicated service to the Foundation.
Socials have resumed at the San Diego Chapter!
In the Spring issue of The Oakleaf, our lead cover story catches us up with Scholarship Recipient Rachel Beanland, who is now an accomplished novelist!
You can make a big difference to help further the Foundation’s mission with an IRA charitable rollover gift. For an added benefit, consider designating the Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA. Email for more details!
Professional Certification/Licenses Grant Program to assist with the costs incurred attaining a certification or license to enhance a civilian logistics career opportunity, after VA reimbursement, up to $500.Email for details.
Navy Supply Corps 227th Birthday Celebrations are listed on page 14 of the Spring issue of The Oakleaf.
Visit Upcoming Events to learn about Job Fairs scheduled through the end of the year. And visit our Transition page for more information on the transitioning process, including resources to aid in your job search.

Upcoming Events

227th Greater Philadelphia Supply Corps Ball (Philadelphia)

Friday May 20, 2022


Friday Jun 03, 2022

2022 SUMMERFEST Golf Tournament (Washington DC)

Friday Jun 17, 2022 - Saturday Jun 18, 2022

Summer 2022 Golf Tournament (Hampton Roads)

Friday Jun 17, 2022

Job Postings

Norfolk NAVNET opportunities

Here is the link to current Norfolk NAVNET...

In Memoriam

LCDR Donald Alison Bloxom, SC, USN (Ret.)

January 2022

CDR Bradley Kent "Brad" Slusher, SC, USN (Ret.)

March 2022

CDR Boris E. Cherney, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2022

CDR James Maurice Torpey, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2022

LCDR John Anthony Stoeffler, SC, USN (Ret.)

February 2022

CAPT James Cowser "Jay" Cheney, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2022