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July 2022 ~ NSCF eNewsletter
July 2022 ~ NSCF eNewsletter

Dear Fellow Supply Corps Officers and Friends,

We hope you and your families are healthy, safe and enjoying summer. Please take a few minutes to read the July issue of the Foundation's new eNewsletter which includes three important topics related to our Community.

What's New: Transition Program

If you have not been to the Foundation’s Transition webpage recently, you will see that we updated the Resume section with some great resume development and cover letter tools from These tools will help active duty military and veterans craft the perfect cover letter and resume to assist in a successful transition to the civilian sector. has a detailed guide that will walk you through every step of creating an effective military-to-civilian cover letter and resume, from choosing the correct format, to avoiding red flags that may cost getting that dream job.
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Membership Update Campaign

Have you moved? Recently married? New email? Update your contact information on the Foundation website now! We are working hard to maintain accurate membership records in order to ensure your connection to a local Chapter and our Supply network--wherever you live. Also, keeping your Foundation membership profile current will bring timely Supply News and Community information to you and your family through mail and email. Can't remember your login information? Call (706) 354-4111. Remember, membership is free! Stay in touch with our Supply Community.
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Supply Corps & Operation Unified Response Photo Collage Video

In March 2022, the Foundation sponsored a Webinar and panel discussion on the Navy Supply Corps and Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE. We are excited to provide a video collage of the humanitarian relief efforts led by the Supply Corps officers who played a critical role across the theater and who were on the ground and offshore during the crises. 
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We thank our generous donors for continuing to enhance the lives of our Supply Corps Community through your contributions to the Foundation. Whether you’ve supported us in the past or you’ll be a new donor in 2022, your donations are vital to the successful operations of the programs and services we offer to our Supply Corps Family. Please take a moment and make a donation to the Foundation today!

If you have any questions or comments, please email Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk at

The Oakleaf: Summer Issue NOW ONLINE!
The Oakleaf: Summer Issue NOW ONLINE!
The Summer issue of The Oakleaf is available online now! With articles written by Committee Chairs, Chapter leaders, and many of our Members, you’ll get news from across the Supply Community. Our cover stories shine the light on new Board Member CAPT (ret) Jennifer Lednicky, recently transitioned CAPT (ret) Andy Matthews, and our 2021 Volunteers and Chapters-of-the-Year award winners. We also celebrate our 2022-23 Foundation Scholarship recipients, while thanking the Scholarship Program’s generous donors who make this gift a reality! A few of our young achievers are profiled in this issue.

Speaking of achievers, the Supply Community is full of them! Read about the Volunteer and Chapter of the Year award winners on page 9, meet new Spouse Representative Lydia Koh on page 12, and join our Staff Hail & Farewell as we thank longtime Administrative Assistant Cindy Inglett and welcome new Executive Assistant Teresa Hood on page 13.

Starting on page 14, Members tell their Supply Corps story, in their own words. CAPT (ret) Bob Rodine and LCDR (ret) Glenn Munkres are just two of the many Members who have shared their stories with us. On page 17, History buff CAPT (ret) Donald Hoffmann continues his discovery of the Navy’s first Purser, in part 2 of 3.

As exemplified in this issue, our Supply Corps Family’s connection crosses generations. On page 22, LCDR Garrett Bond introduces us to a group of WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veterans in his article on the Honor Flight Program. Then we hear from LCDR (ret) Zenobia Shepherd and learn of RADM Kristin Aquavella’s compassion and kindness in the wake of a family tragedy. And, don’t miss the photo of a special meeting between two SUPPOs on page 18!

Each issue of The Oakleaf brings our Community together, as we share memories of our past and create opportunities for new experiences. What would you like to contribute to The Oakleaf? Active, retired, reserve, former and family members are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, news and updates to Please keep submissions limited to 300 words and two images with captions. Ready to share your Supply Corps story? Email or call (706) 354-4111 to learn how your memories can become a part of the Supply Corps archives.

Thank you for your gifts of time and money. Your generosity supports this newsletter and our Foundation programs across the globe. Contributing is easy! Donate online and encourage all who have ever worn the Oakleaf of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps to register as a Member, or update membership contact information 
online now
. Enjoy the Summer issue of The Oakleaf!

Board of Directors~Now Accepting 2022 Nominations
Board of Directors~Now Accepting 2022 Nominations
The Foundation is soliciting volunteers to become Board Members and join our Board of Directors beginning in 2022. This is a great opportunity to take an active role in our Foundation--providing your specific leadership and guidance to help the Foundation achieve its mission. Board positions are open to all members of the Foundation (active, reserve, retired and former Supply Corps officers).

Board Members serve a minimum three-year term, beginning each calendar year. The Foundation holds two annual Board Meetings in the Spring and Fall, though much of the Board's work and communication is managed virtually. You can view the Foundation’s current Board of Directors and Committees here.

The Foundation is particularly interested in welcoming new Board Members to enhance the Board's diversity and strengthen the Foundation. The Foundation is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are also looking for potential Board Members who may have experience with strategic planning, strategic communications, and development, as well as experience serving on other non-profit Boards. 

If you are interested in serving our Community but do not wish to be on the Board, additional opportunities are available for non-Board volunteers to support our Committees. Volunteering with a Committee is a great way to share your talents while enhancing the Foundation's programs and services.

Finally, we are also seeking a senior member of the Supply enlisted community to serve as an ad hoc, non-voting Director. Please reach out to your contacts who may be interested in this opportunity.

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member or have any questions about the Board of Directors, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk at or (202) 956-8229.

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Foundation Scholarship Recipients!
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Foundation Scholarship Recipients!
We are excited to announce the Foundation has awarded $10,000 multi-year scholarships and single year scholarships to both Supply Corps Community high school and college students. 38 new scholarships were awarded to students for the 2022-2023 academic year worth $158,000. The recipients include children and grandchildren of Supply Corps officers and children of Supply enlisted personnel. This is in addition to the 15 previously-awarded multi-year scholarships and six Memorial Scholarships. The overall scholarship total for the 2022-2023 Scholarship year is $245,000. 

Join us in congratulating all our awardees!

Follow us on social media to meet our recipients and watch for the Summer issue of The Oakleaf for more details on this year's Scholarship board.

Click here to see the full list of scholarships awarded and to learn how you can be a part of this program!

Congratulations 2021 Volunteers & Chapters-of-the-Year!
Congratulations 2021 Volunteers & Chapters-of-the-Year!
The 2021 Volunteers-of-the-Year and the Chapters-of-the-Year selections were named at the Foundation’s 2022 Spring Board of Directors Meeting.

The 2021 Volunteers-of-the-Year are:

 LCDR Lauren Peters from the Hampton Roads Chapter. Lauren raised $4,929 in chapter funds as golf tournament lead, hosted monthly networking gatherings, developed JO mentorship program on Postgrad, OpTour selection, home/life balance. She also reinvigorated Spouses Social and lead multiple community relations efforts, including Toys for Tots.

LCDR Nick Mader from the Philadelphia Chapter. Nick organized Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Run ISO CAPT Titus, Feast of
Justice food bank support, participated in the Scholarship package review (National Support), ran Adopt a Highway and re-invigorated
community participation. He also was the captain/organizer of the Dragon Boat race team.

LT Terry Hogan from the Mechanicsburg Chapter. Terry organized golf tournament ISO 144, raising $12K, led greater Harrisburg beautification project, Paulus Orchard volunteer efforts, Young Professionals of Harrisburg – various beautification and food bank efforts.

LT Derek Fleming from the San Diego Chapter. Derek led Virtual Mentorship Panel with 100+ attendees, facilitated virtual Spouse event, led Golf Tournament fundraiser with 80+ players. He also contributed to the Children School events and supported plannning efforts to NAVSUP FLC San Diego to host OP Roadshow.

The 2021 Chapters-of-the-Year are:

Hampton Roads (President CAPT Tommy Neville)
Internal Events
Monthly networking/social gathering (virtual and in-person)
JO mentorship program on Postgrad, OpTour selection, home/life balance
3 Spouse Socials
“Beat Army” Holiday Party w/RDML Ott

Outreach Events:
Support to local shelters, mission ministries, and warehouse/yard cleanup. Led coat and food drives.
$1K in toys ISO Toys for Tots 
Formalized Habitat for Humanity partnership for future collaboration.
Local HR Flag Football Coaching Partnership

Mechanicsburg (President CAPT Joe Peth)
Internal Events:
Training with Industry professional development (partnership w/Home Depot)
Annual Golf Tournament
OP Roadshow and mentorship events
Emblematic sales of $470

Outreach Events:
Lebanon VA Hospital support to veterans for Navy birthday.
Paulus Orchard Partnership to mitigate local food insecurity
$1K in toys ISO Toys for Tots

Patuxent River  (President CAPT Matt Brickhaus)
Internal Events:
Holiday party ISO 80 people
4 professional development events ISO 120 people
5 hail and farewells ISO 117 people
Senior Guest Speaker Series (transition support, NSS-S) ISO 92 people

Outreach Events:
393 cumulative community support hours, increasing MoM as HPCON lifted.
156 contact youth sports coaching hours
66 religious support hours
20 hours of veteran event support
106 elderly/disabled minor repair hours
Golf tournament supporting 80+ players

San Diego (President CAPT Brian Anderson)
Internal Events:
4 no-host flag socials ISO chapter members
Annual Golf Tournament
Golf tournament supporting 80+ players

Outreach Events:
OP Roadshow
Senior SC Officer Leader Panel PRODEV

Philadelphia (President CDR Matt Duncan)
Internal Events:
Weekly socials, PRODEV Events.
226th Virtual Birthday Ball viewing party; HPCON delayed 227th in May
First-ever NSCF holiday party with family, international officers
First CAPT John D. Titus Award for fostering military/civilian relations…partnered with Col. (ret) Tom Manion, Travis Manion Foundation

Outreach Events:
Feast of Justice food bank support
Int’l Dragon Boat Regatta Cresencz Cup Winners
CAPT John Titus memorial run…direct partnership with Travis Manion Foundation
Renaming ceremony and Memorial Day wreath laying for Abington War Memorial
Adopt a Highway expanded in Center City, PA
Community Craft Fair supporting $3.2K fundraising

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 2022 Volunteer-of-the-Year Award, as well as nominate your Chapter for 2022 Chapter-of-the-Year. The due date for 2022 nominations is April 1, 2023. For more information on the nominating process, please email our Recognition Committee Chair.  

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

 On the Web                                                                                                      

Check out additional areas of interest on the Links page.

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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! 

Stay Connected                                                                                                

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CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Kenna Morgan! Kenna hails from Honolulu, Hawaii and is a freshman studying History of Science, Medicine & Public Health at Yale University.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2021 COY WINNER MECHANICSBURG! This Chapter devoted significant time, energy, and passion to serve our Supply Community and further the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation.
WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans alongside Sideboy detail rendering a salute at the WWII Memorial (Sideboys left to right; FTC Randy Tran, LCDR Garrett Bond, FTCS Arthur Gray, LT Andrew McGrath, EMNCS Phillip Alampi). Photo Credit: Donna Colombo.
At Arlington National Cemetery, RADM Kristin Acqavella pays her respects to "Butterfly", who was the State of Maryland’s first COVID case at just 27 years old.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2021 COY WINNER HAMPTON ROADS! This Chapter devoted significant time, energy, and passion to serve our Supply Community and further the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation.
The (virtual) Spring Board of Directors meeting! Want to join our Board? Positions Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk at for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2021 COY WINNER PATUXENT RIVER! This Chapter devoted significant time, energy, and passion to serve our Supply Community and further the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation.
Network, Network, Network! Recently retired CAPT Andy Matthews shared his Top 3 Transition Tips in the Summer issue of The Oakleaf.
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Lauren Bell! Lauren hails from Newalla, Oklahoma and is a junior studying History Education at The University of Central Oklahoma. Her sponsor is CAPT Vernon Pierce.
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Aiden McClanahan! "My sponsor is my dad. I grew up a Navy Supply Corps dependent and have enjoyed learning and living Ready for Sea!"

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Opportunities at Mt. Airy Orchards (Mechanicsburg)

Thursday Aug 04, 2022

NSCF-MC Golf Tournament (Mechanicsburg)

Friday Aug 19, 2022

Guided Tour of Gettysburg National Battlefield (Mechanicsburg)

Friday Aug 26, 2022

(T) Hakozaki Tour and Fuels Discussion (Japan)

Friday Sep 09, 2022

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In Memoriam

CDR Bruce Allan Hopkins, SC, USN (Ret.)

August 2022

CDR Robert Henry "Rob" McCormick, III, SC, USN

July 2022

CAPT Thomas Rudolph Wild, SC, USN (Ret.)

July 2022

CAPT David Joseph Eizenhoefer, SC, USN (Ret.)

July 2022

CAPT Tulio G. Acquistapace, SC, USN (Ret.)

May 2022

CAPT Jacob Morris "Jack" Price, Mr, SC, USN (Ret.)

June 2022