The 2020 Volunteer-of-the-Year is LCDR Jose Galvao from the Patuxent River Chapter. Jose is the Wardroom Treasurer for Pax River and established the Pax River Wardroom Mess. He volunteered significant off-duty time to the Foundation throughout the year, totaling over 130 hours. He also served as the Navy Supply Corps Birthday Coordinator and despite COVID, executed a virtual Navy Birthday Celebration with the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home with local veterans.
The 2020 Chapters-of-the-Year are the Mechanicsburg Chapter, Patuxent River Chapter, and Philadelphia Chapter. Each of these Chapters devoted significant time, energy, and passion to serve our Supply Community and further the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. Congratulations to all!
There are many outstanding volunteers across the Foundation’s 39 Chapters. All Chapters are encouraged to identify exceptional volunteers for the 2021 Volunteer-of-the-Year Award, as well as nominate your Chapter for 2021 Chapter-of-the-Year. The due date for 2021 nominations is April 1, 2022. For more information on the nominating process, please email our Recognition Committee Chair.
Also in this issue, CAPT (ret) Tiffany Schad shines the Vintage Oakleaf spotlight on a pioneer in the Supply Corps, RADM (ret) Joseph Howard, and includes a letter from (then) CNO RADM Arleigh Burke to CDR Howard. Transition Committee Chair CDR (ret) Bob Dolan completes his three-part interview with Tom Wolfe, sharing a few final thoughts from the author on page 19, and our Museum Ships & Displays come alive as CAPT Danny King provides photos and details about the historic Supply Corps exhibits...and a dog named Vicky!
Read CAPT (ret) Donald B. Hoffmann's article on the history of our Supply Corps shoulder insignia and as a bonus you'll learn the name of the last Navy captain to be promoted directly to two-star! Then, the tables are turned as RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon asks you to name the Flag officers in the photos on page 23.
Our Members are at the heart of every story told and memory shared in The Oakleaf. As exhibited in the various contributions from ENS Robert Georgen, LT Patrick Oliveri, and CAPT (ret) Lee Henwood, your experiences in uniform are valuable and a part of our collective history as Supply Corps officers. Would you like to contribute? Active, retired, reserve, former and family members are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, news and updates to email@example.com. Please keep submissions limited to 300 words and two images with captions.
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MySECO is part of the DOD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, which provides career and education guidance to military spouses worldwide. The MySECO enhancements create a more personalized and improved experience for military spouses as they navigate career and education opportunities on the website.
“SECO connects military spouses with benefits and support that help them overcome barriers to employment, such as frequent relocation,” said Patricia “Patty” Montes Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy. “MySECO is an important tool for spouses and we are excited to offer them an easier, faster and more intuitive way to explore their interests, research occupations, and search for scholarships, look for schools and find jobs.”
With the enhancements, spouses can more easily access all that SECO has to offer, including the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship, which provides eligible spouses with up to $4,000 for education and training; the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Job Search tool, which searches career openings among the 500 companies and organizations that have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses; the Military Spouse Transition Program; resume reviews; specialized career coaching packages; and more.
“We are all one military community and each of us is unique, said Lee Kelley, director for military community support programs. “That’s why SECO offers a wide variety of tools, resources and information to meet the needs of each and every military spouse.”
Learn more about SECO and visit the newly-enhanced MySECO website at https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/
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Spouse Education and Career Opportunities. The DOD established the SECO program to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering free, comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections. This program also offers free career coaching services six days a week.
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