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For more than 50 years, the Foundation has preserved the rich history, shared the traditions, and fostered the growth of the Navy Supply Corps Community for our Members. Our Members include more than 35,000 active duty, reserve, and veteran Supply Corps Officers. 
This year we ask for your pledge to help us continue our mission of support to the Supply Corps Community! 

The Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future campaign helps to sustain the Foundation and grow our line of programs and services available to the Supply Corps Family. Your pledge ensures the story of our Supply Corps continues to be shared with the public. Your pledge increases the support available to our transitioning officers and creates more impactful scholarships for our chidren, grandchildren and spouses. Your pledge gives us the strength and security needed to develop our programs and services throughout our 38 Chapters.
Don't wait, visit our Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future campaign website today and make a pledge for tomorrow!

Visit to learn more about The Campaign.

March eNewsletter
March eNewsletter
Dear Fellow Supply Corps Officers and Friends,

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

2023 - 24 Foundation Scholarship update
New this year, Scholarship application packages (including transcripts) may be emailed to the Foundation. Sending full packages electronically is preferred, however mailed packages will be accepted. All parts of the package must be received, through email or U.S. Mail, by March 17, 2023. Please call/email to verify receipt of package, if in doubt. The Foundation will award multi-year and one-time scholarships up to $10,000, with a minimum $2,500 scholarship award. Qualifying applicants are Supply Corps Officer spouses, children and grandchildren, and Supply Enlisted spouses and children. Spouse and Supply Enlisted dependents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. To begin the application process, visit the Foundation website Scholarship page »

Chapter-of-the-Year & Volunteer-of-the-Year Recognition Award nominations 
Chapter-of-the-Year and Volunteer-of-the-Year nominations are due by April 15th. Each year we recognize the Foundation's most outstanding Chapters (self nomination) and ask Chapters to nominate individual volunteers who have made a significant contribution. Help us honor the wonderful contributions of our leaders. For information on the nomination process and submission guidelines click here »

IRA Charitable Rollovers
You may be looking for a way to make a big difference 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 include:
  • 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
Read more»

Upcoming dates:
  • March 17 - Scholarship application deadline
  • March 24 - Distinguished Alumnus Carl Liebert Ceremony
  • April 15 - Chapter & Volunteer of-the-Year nomination deadline 
  • May 6 - Spring Board of Directors meeting
  • June 8 - President's Call
  • June 15 - The Oakleaf ~ Summer issue submission deadline
  • Join our NEW WEBSITE initiative ~ Calling for volunteers who have experience with website design/implementation and would be willing to serve on the Website Building Committee in 2023. Share your skills!
  • 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
Don't forget to keep your Foundation profile current by regularly updating your contact information. Update your membership today!  And, please consider a donation to the Foundation. Member donations are vital to the successful operation of the programs and services serving our Supply Corps Family into the future. We are Your Connection to the Supply Community.
Stay well and safe,


 Volunteer and Chapters of the Year ~ Nomination Deadline - April 15th
Volunteer and Chapters of the Year ~ Nomination Deadline - April 15th
NOMINATIONS REQUESTED: 2022 Chapter & Volunteer of the Year Award

All Foundation Chapters are encouraged to identify exceptional volunteers for the 2022 Volunteer-of-the-Year Award, as well as nominate your Chapter for 2022 Chapter-of-theYear.

NOMINATE NOW! Help us recognize the 2022 achievements of our local Chapters and most successful Volunteers, whose commitment to the Foundation is vital to carrying out our mission of support to the Supply Community. The 2022 nomination form offers an easy format to quickly highlight Chapter and Volunteer achievements. Click here to learn more about the nomination process and submission guidelines! For additional questions, please email the Recognition Committee Chair LCDR Dave Couchman.

The due date for 2022 nominations is APRIL 15th, 2023.

Birthday Ball & DA Recognition Ceremony
Birthday Ball & DA Recognition Ceremony
Dear Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni, Members, and Friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation - Newport Chapter 228th Supply Corps Birthday Celebration on March 24th, 2023, at 6 pm, in Newport, RI. Please see the online invitation for details. 

In addition to celebrating our Navy Supply Corps 228th Birthday, 
Mr. Carl Liebert
 will be honored as the Navy Supply Corps Foundation's 61st Distinguished Alumnus and serve as the event's guest speaker.

Mr. Carl Liebert is a global business executive, leading customer-driven digital and technology transformations for more than 30 years. Carl has broad senior management experience in creating team member, partner, customer, and shareholder value within retail companies, including serving as CEO of kwx/Keller Williams, Auto Nation, and 24Hour Fitness, as well as senior management roles at The Home Depot, and Circuit City. He has had broad leadership roles in financial services, including USAA, as well as General Manager of General Electric.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (BS) and a member of the U.S. Naval Academy 1987 Elite 8 Basketball team, Carl was commissioned as a Navy Supply Corps Officer in 1987 and served active duty until 1992. Carl earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Leadership Program.

We are excited to welcome Mr. Carl Liebert as our newest NSCF Distinguished Alumnus and to celebrate our Supply Corps Birthday at this special event. Please join us in attending the Navy Supply Corps Foundation - Newport Chapter 228th Supply Corps Birthday Celebration on March 24th, 2023, at 6 pm, in Newport, RI.

Thank you for supporting your Foundation and helping to Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future

Sincerely and very respectfully,


Happy 228th Birthday, US Navy Supply Corps!
Happy 228th Birthday, US Navy Supply Corps!
Dear Fellow Supply Corps Officers and Friends,

As we celebrate the 228th Supply Corps Birthday, I wish you and your families a prosperous 2023 and look forward to seeing you at Foundation events this year. Our Supply Corps Community is active and engaged across the Foundation’s 38 Chapters, with many local events planned for camaraderie, development, and service.

The Foundation finished a very successful year in 2022, as summarized in the 2022 Infographic (shown below). Thanks to your generosity, the level of donations and new endowments was outstanding. We executed a robust scholarship program and celebrated accomplishments in other mission areas: Heritage, Transition, Family Assistance and Support (FAST), and Recognition. All of this was achieved in a lean and effective manner. Our Scholarship program for 2023 is well underway and we appreciate your help spreading the word on the program’s broad opportunities, especially for Enlisted and Spouse applications.

From Heritage to Scholarships, to Transition and beyond, your generous support is a key driver to our success. In 2023, we are emphasizing a theme of Honor Our Heritage…Invest in Our Future and ask you to consider a donation 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 again for a successful 2022. I wish you a Happy 228th Supply Corps Birthday! Go Navy Supply Corps!


                 Mike Lyden
                 RADM, SC, USN (Ret.)


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. 

   ♦     Join the CFC 2021 Giving Campaign! Pledge your donation to The Navy                      Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #10281#. Official Solicitation Period runs                September 1, 2023 thru January 14, 2024.

   ♦     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, NSCF 2021 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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Michiko Couchman receives the Captain John Titus Award Plaque, on behalf of her husband LCDR Dave Coachman, from the NSCF Philadelphia Chapter President CDR Jay McFarland and CAPT (ret) Bud Schiff.
Picture of original MAAG HQ from p 2 of Vietnam Studies, The Development and Training of the South Vietnamese Army,1950-1972. Read more in an article by CAPT(ret) Mark Westin in the Spring issue of The Oakleaf.
Official cake cutting ceremony at the Philadelphia Chapter's 228th SC Ball.
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Olivia Harvey, daughter of LCDR Chris Harvey, smiles at the Annual Parent Daughter Dance while adding the finishing touch to her balloon at the arts and craft table.
Ballroom floor at the Philadelphia’s Union League, the site of the Philadelphia Chapter's 228th SC Birthday Ball.
ENS Adam Engbrecht at USNA with the Army/Navy Game Football. Read more about ENS Engbrecht in the Spring issue of The Oakleaf.
NSCF Philadelphia Chapter celebrates the Supply Corps 228th Birthday with a cake.
CDR Jay McFarland with daughters Jael (5yrs) and Christianna (3yrs) strike a pose at the 1st Annual Parent Daughter Dance.

Upcoming Events

Spring Craft Fair! Come Join Us!! (Philadelphia)

Friday Mar 03, 2023


Tuesday Apr 11, 2023 - Friday Apr 14, 2023

No-Host Social (Hawaii)

Tuesday Apr 11, 2023

228th Supply Corps Birthday Ball (Jacksonville)

Friday Apr 14, 2023

Job Postings

Security Cooperation Temporary Duty Opportunity—Office of Defense...

POC: SCO Management Team - Email...

In Memoriam

CDR James Douglas Breitling, SC, USN (Ret.)

March 2023

CAPT Jack Leslie Young, SC, USN (Ret.)

March 2023

CAPT William Earl Lindsay, SC, USN (Ret.)

February 2023

RADM John E. Gordon, SC, USN (Ret.)

January 2023

CAPT Dante C. Ponzeline, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2022

CDR Wilhelm G. "Chris" Christophersen, SC, USN (Ret.)

July 2022