News and Information

Congratulations 2020 Volunteer & Chapters-of-the-Year!
Congratulations 2020 Volunteer & Chapters-of-the-Year!
The 2020 Volunteer-of-the-Year and the Chapters-of-the-Year selections were named at the Foundation’s 2021 Spring Board of Directors Meeting on May 8th.

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 ChapterPatuxent 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.  

The Summer issue of The Oakleaf is online now!
The Summer issue of The Oakleaf is online now!
Read the Summer issue of The Oakleaf now! We're proud to announce our new Foundation Scholarship recipients have been selected for the 2021-22 academic year. View the list of worthy students on page 25, and take notice of the familiar scholarship names too! We think you'll love the new features in this issue: a Calendar of Events on page 3 and Committee & Program News on page 11--plus, all your Tench Francis Legacy Society questions are answered by CAPT (ret) Will Port on page 7. And after a year of limited activity, our Chapters are back in action and we have the first photos on page 4 to prove it. 

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 Please keep submissions limited to 300 words and two images with captions.

Finally, don't forget to keep your email and mailing address current so you continue to receive Foundation news and information, and update your Chapter affiliation in your Member Profile to ensure you don't miss Chapter activities in your area. Login and update your information at

Enjoy the Summer issue of The Oakleaf!

Take the Transition Survey today!
Take the Transition Survey today!
You are important to us! Transitioning out of the military can be a challenging time for many of our Members. Take this 3-minute Transition Survey to help us better understand all aspects of the transition process. Your input will help us provide needed programs and services to assist transitioning military members. By expanding and refining our current Foundation services, tools, and resources, we continue to "take care of our own". 
Click here to take the survey. Thank you for your time!

Congratulations to our 2021-22 Scholarship Winners!
Congratulations to our 2021-22 Scholarship Winners!
We are excited to announce the Foundation has awarded 40 new scholarships to students for the 2021-2022 academic year worth $73,500. The winners include children and grandchildren of Supply Corps officers and Supply enlisted personnel. This is in addition to the 19 scholarships valued at $65,000 that were previously awarded as multi-year awards. Total scholarship awards for this year = $168,000, including the Memorial Scholarships we will give to eight (8) children of deceased active duty Supply officers. Thank you to all our donors, for without your contributions these awards would not be possible.

Please join us in congratulating our 2021-2022 Foundation Scholarship Winners! 

Did you know you can name a Scholarship after a loved one? Learn more about our Scholarship Program.

DOD Launches Enhanced Website for Military Spouses
DOD Launches Enhanced Website for Military Spouses
The Department of Defense launched its newly-enhanced MySECO website, putting career and education resources at the fingertips of military spouses easier and faster than ever.

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

*Content from the DoD

About Spouse Education and Career Opportunities  

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.

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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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! 

For information on how Amazon is addressing the COVID-19 crisis, visit  
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Tom Wolfe is an author, columnist, career coach, veteran, and an expert in the field of military-to-civilian career transition. Read Part 3 of an interview with the author on page 19 of the Summer issue of The Oakleaf.
Thanks to the generous support of the NSCF, the Intrepid Museum opened a mouthwatering exhibition, Navy Cakes: A Slice of History. It was inspired by the many photographs of cakes in the Museum’s collection.
Getting back to normal, several ladies from the Hampton Roads Chapter Fun Bunch enjoyed an adventurous social outing at Tribal Axe in June.
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!
RDML Ken Epps, RDML Matt Ott and Hampton Roads Chapter President CAPT Tommy Neville present LT Laura Clarke with the Navy Supply Corps Foundation 2019 Volunteer-of-the-Year Award.
2021 Cupcake cutting ceremony– youngest officer present - LTJG Matthew Levert, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain; Chapter President CDR Jeretta "Jetta" Dillon, DLA Distribution Bahrain; wisest officer present - CAPT David E. Smith, USNAVCENT N4.
CDR Joe Howard was the officer-in charge of a Construction Battalion in Port Hueneme, CA, when he received a letter from the CNO, ADM Arleigh Burke asking Joe to be his speech writer. Visit page 12 of the Summer issue of The Oakleaf to learn more!
HR Chapter has resumed in-person activites, including monthly “no-host” socials, bringing local members together in large numbers. Pictured below are several retired members of the HR Chapter in attendance at the July social.
Unusual early photo of Filipinos at sea in an unidentified ship, probably pre-World War One. Identifacton help welcomed.

Upcoming Events

August Volunteer Opportunities (Hampton Roads)

Monday Aug 02, 2021

NSCF-Mechanicsburg Chapter Golf Tournament (Mechanicsburg)

Friday Aug 13, 2021

Supply Corps Breakfast Social with RADM Heinz (Washington DC)

Tuesday Aug 17, 2021

Golf Tournament Save the Date – 10 September 2021 (Hampton Roads)

Friday Sep 10, 2021

Job Postings

Supply Chain Expert (Interdisciplinary Scientist/Interdisciplinary...

 Position(s): Supply Chain Expert (Interdisciplinary...

In Memoriam

CAPT John Roger Dolina, SC, USN (Ret.)

June 2021

CAPT John David Stegemann, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2019

CDR Paul Jacob Cone, SC, USN (Ret.)

June 2021

CDR Harry Lynn Hazlett, SC, USN (Ret.)

May 2021

CAPT Charles Philip "Chuck" Gibfried, USN, SC, USN (Ret.)

May 2021

LCDR Anthony David Baldino, SC, USN (Ret.)

May 2021