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Happy 226th Birthday, U.S. Navy Supply Corps!
Happy 226th Birthday, U.S. Navy Supply Corps!
Today the Navy Supply Corps Foundation joins our Supply Community in celebrating the 226th Birthday of the U.S.Navy Supply Corps! Thank you to each and every Supply Corps officer for your service to our fleet--keeping us ready and able to protect and defend our United States of America. 

Click here to read a special Supply Corps Birthday Message from the 49th Chief of Supply Corps.

Thank you for a successful 2020~
Thank you for a successful 2020~
Dear Fellow Supply Corps Officers and Friends, 

I hope you and your family have persevered through the challenges of the past year and are safe and healthy. With full deployment of the vaccine, the Foundation looks forward to moving beyond this crisis and returning to a more normal life. Of note, the vaccine distribution highlights the importance of logistics and the vital role many of our Supply Corps officers are playing in this effort. We remain grateful to them and all of those working to manage the crisis on our behalf.

Last February when I wrote my first letter as Chairman of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, I could never have imagined the year that would follow. Our birthday celebrations, chapter events, and board meetings all went virtual. Our focus quickly went to ensuring that the Foundation, both fiscally and operationally, was positioned to continue its mission throughout the pandemic.

I am happy to report that the Foundation maintained our momentum in 2020. The attached infographic highlights our 2020 achievements and our Annual Report will be published shortly to offer greater detail. From Scholarships to Heritage to Transition and beyond, we executed our programs in a lean and effective manner. Your generous support was a key driver in this success. Thank you.

As we begin 2021, we have started executing our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan—much of it reflects the inputs from our membership survey. Look for a summary of the Plan in our spring issue of The Oakleaf. Also in this issue, as the anniversaries of 911 (20th), Desert Storm (30th) and the Korean War (70th) approach, the Heritage Committee will share our members’ memories and stories of the Supply Corps role in these historical events. Along with these stories, we ask for your help identifying our Foundation members over 90 years old for recognition in our Vintage Oakleaf Club—a distinct group of Supply Corps officers. And, don't forget to visit our website for information on all our programs and services, including the Foundation’s Scholarship Program, which is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year through March 12th.

I hope you share our perspective on the value the Navy Supply Corps Foundation brings to its members, taking care of our own and preserving the Supply Corps history and traditions! With your continued support we can make a difference in the lives of our Supply Corps Community.

Thank you again for a successful 2020. I wish you a happy 226th Supply Corps Anniversary!

JOIN US~ Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm EST~ with Guest Speaker RADM Peter Stamatopoulos
JOIN US~ Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm EST~ with Guest Speaker RADM Peter Stamatopoulos
Foundation Members, You are cordially invited to a special Navy Supply Corps Foundation Webinar: An Evening with the Chief with Guest Speaker RADM Peter Stamatopoulos, Chief of Supply Corps and Commander Naval Supply Systems Command, on Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm EST.

The virtual event will focus on current Supply Corps topics relevant to the Supply Corps Community and provide a unique opportunity for members to ask questions of the Chief. Advance registration is required to attend the Webinar. Please register here. If you have a specific question or topic you would like addressed, please email and your question will be shared with RADM Stamatopoulos during the Webinar.

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation hopes you will join us for An Evening with the Chief, on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00pm EST. Stay well and safe.

Click here to register.
Click here to submit your questions.

Celebrating the accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history
Celebrating the accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history
This month we recognize the many African American men and women who overcame great adversity, stood for equality, and paved the way for unity in this country and throughout the world. Black History Month celebrates the contributions of historical leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali and Harriet Tubman as well as modern figures such as Barack Obama, Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey. We also honor the first African American sailors whose strength, courage and determination profoundly impacted our United States Navy and whose significant contributions are felt today. Coming soon, in the Spring issue of The Oakleaf, RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon shares the story of Doris Miller, an African American mess attendant on the USS West Virginia in 1941 whose bravery earned him the Navy Cross. Below highlights the pivitol moments of African Americans' history in the Navy.

2021 Foundation Scholarship Applications due 3/12
2021 Foundation Scholarship Applications due 3/12
Now is the time to get your applications in! Don't miss out on this special opportunity! Foundation scholarships are for high school seniors and college undergraduate students. Scholarships are also available for spouses going to school part-time, as well as students attending accredited community college/technical schools. Don't wait! Applications must be in the Foundation office by 3/12.

ELIGIBILITY: For all scholarships, the applicant must:
  1. Be a spouse, child or grandchild of a living or deceased regular, retired, reserve or prior service Supply Corps officer.
  2. Be a spouse or child of an Active or Retired Enlisted with supply enlisted rating (e.g., AK, SK, MS/CS, SH, DK, LI, PC, LS).
  3. Recipient must attend a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college and should be a full-time undergraduate student. (Note: Spouse scholarships are available for spouses who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours per semester, undergraduate only)
 Visit our Scholarship page to learn more about the program and meet past winners. 

  1. Applicants must register every year.  Click “New User?” and register.  Sponsor membership accounts on the Foundation’s website cannot be used for applying.
  2. When registering, please make sure you select the following boxes on the registration form in order to obtain an application:
    •  Rank and Status – "Other", then type in "Student"
    •  Chapter – "Foundation"
    •  Check the box - “Apply for a Scholarship”
Once you submit your registration, log back on and click on your name. The application will be at the top right of the page.
READ the instructions on the right hand side of the application.
The application is comprised of four primary components: academic performance records, extracurricular activities, financial need and two short essay questions. The Scholarship Board consists of one person each from the Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, Enlisted, and spouse communities. They individually review and critique each application and then meet as a virtual board to collectively select the best candidates. Scholarship funds are then distributed to the awardee’s institution for the upcoming academic year.

Questions? Please email:

Spread the word about this excellent opportunity for our Supply Corps Family members to further their education!

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! 

For information on how Amazon is addressing the COVID-19 crisis, visit  
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Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni RADM (ret) Edward K. "Ted" Walker, Jr
Faith Griffin is the recipient of the 2020-2021 CAPT and Mrs. William E. Redman, SC, USN (Ret.) Memorial Scholarship. Faith attends High Point University in NC. Faith is the daughter of retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Alexander Griffin, and Shelia Griffin.
Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni RADM (ret) Edward K. "Ted" Walker, Jr
Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni RADM (ret) Edward K. "Ted" Walker, Jr
Generate donations while shopping for your valentine--at no extra cost. Shop at to confirm "Navy Supply Corps Foundation Incorporated" as your charity, & Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible purchase to NSCF.

Upcoming Events

**Extended timeline for Submissions** CAPTAIN JOHN D. TITUS AWARD SOLICITATION (Philadelphia)

Wednesday Nov 04, 2020 - Monday Mar 01, 2021

**NLUS Vice Admiral Robert F Batchelder Award ~ Calendar Year 2020 ~ SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOW 15 MARCH 21**

Monday Feb 08, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery~ RADM Philip Arthur Whitacre, SC, USN (Ret.)~ March 10th

Thursday Feb 11, 2021 - Wednesday Mar 10, 2021

An Evening with the Chief (Mechanicsburg)

Wednesday Feb 24, 2021

Job Postings


POC:  Craig Picken,  Managing Partner, O: ...

In Memoriam

CAPT Keith C. "Keith" Humphreys, SC, USN (Ret.)

February 2021

CAPT Joseph Davies "Joe" Jaap, SC, USN (Ret.)

February 2021

CAPT Gary Allen Mastrandrea, SC, USN (Ret.)

February 2021

CDR Howard Samuel Pinskey, SC, USN (Ret.)

January 2021

LT Robert M. Groemling, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2020

CDR Hugh Heman Wheeler, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2018