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Will you be The Face of Giving?
Will you be The Face of Giving?

The 2021 CFC Giving Season has begun and you can be the face of giving to our Foundation!

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees. Over the years, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation has been the grateful recipient of your kind consideration during the campaign—Federal, postal, military, and retirees contribute to our non-profit organization. The CFC mission is "to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all”.

The benefits of your CFC contributions can be seen in every program we offer the Supply Community—and it’s so easy to participate! The cornerstone of the campaign is the CFC Online Donation System. This year, the mobile giving app will integrate full payroll deduction options. For employees who may not have access to or decide not to use the electronic donation system, a paper pledge form will also be available. As we emerge from the pandemic, we hope all Members will consider this giving option—the largest and most successful annual workplace charity opportunity!

The solicitation period opened September 1, 2021, and runs through January 15, 2022. New employees may make pledges within 30 days of entry on duty, if outside of the campaign solicitation period.

Join the CFC 2022 Giving Campaign! Donate to the Foundation through the CFC ~ the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. #10281. Don't wait, visit the CFC website to sign up and name the Foundation #10281 as your charity today!

Flash from the Commander, NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps: 246th Navy Birthday
Flash from the Commander, NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps: 246th Navy Birthday
246th Navy Birthday

October 13, 1775 marks the Navy's 246th birthday and commemorates the day the Continental Congress authorized the procurement, fitting out, manning and dispatch of the first two Continental Navy vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America. Since then, Sailors have deployed in peace and in conflict to safeguard our American values and way of life.

The U.S. Navy is always ready, and continues its mission to preserve peace, protect commerce and deter aggression through a constant forward presence. We are always on the watch--reliable, flexible and ready to respond on, above and below the sea.

The theme for this year's Navy birthday is, Resilient and Ready, which speaks to the Navy's history of being able to overcome a disaster, such as the loss of a ship or a global pandemic, and still maintain force lethality and preparedness.

The role of today's Navy involves everything from warfighting and warfare support, to keeping waterways safe and open for global commerce, to deterring sea piracy and drug trafficking. When called upon, the Navy is ready to answer the call anywhere, anytime. The unwavering dedication of our Sailors to the Navy's mission has not faltered over the past 246 years.

Our Supply Corps officers, supply enlisted, and civilian team, continue to provide steadfast support to the fleet. Your tireless efforts ensure peak readiness and enable the Navy to project and sustain naval power effectively during an ongoing strategic competition. The mission focused support NAVSUP and the Supply Corps provide allows naval and Joint forces to operate and maneuver across Planet Earth.

The Navy does not compete, deter or fight alone. We are an integral part of the Joint force and work relentlessly with our allies and partners to generate peace. While we celebrate our victories at sea and honor our shipmates who stand and have stood the watch, we must continue to shape and integrate our collective efforts in order to assure mission success.

Your commitment and hard work does not go unrecognized. Stay the course and continue supporting our great Navy!


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Honor Our Heritage - Book Giveaway
Honor Our Heritage - Book Giveaway
Honor our heritage. Share your Supply Corps story and receive the Navy Supply Corps History Book! 

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation strives to learn more about the lives of our Supply Community through your compelling stories and experiences serving our nation. Capturing your stories serves to honor our shared heritage and preserve our Supply Corps traditions. 

The stories of our men and women of the United States Navy Supply Corps are unique and relevant. You offer a perspective that may not be experienced by others in the same way. The value in sharing our stories goes beyond today–bringing depth and dimension to historical events and helping to shape a greater understanding of our role in the Navy and our service to the United States of America. 

Record your story with NSCF to receive a copy of Ready for Sea: The History of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps. 

Start your online submission today! 

- Member must be registered on the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Website ( with current email and mailing address
- Story must be a minimum of 250 words or 1,500 characters
- Images can be added
- Submission must be "signed"

For more information about this project, email the NSCF Communications Director at

A Lasting Legacy
A Lasting Legacy
Originally founded in 1795, as the U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies, the United States Navy Supply Corps celebrates our 226th Birthday this year! In February of 1795, a Philadelphia businessman named Tench Francis, Jr. was appointed by President George Washington as the nation’s first Purveyor of Public Supplies. This act established the U.S. Navy Supply Corps as one of the oldest staff corps in the Navy.
Honoring Tench Francis as the founding officer of the Navy Supply Corps, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation has established the Tench Francis Legacy Society to recognize our 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. If you have already taken steps to provide this type of support, please let us know as we would like to include you as a member of the Society. We are extremely grateful to our Tench Francis Legacy Society members for your generous support of our Supply Corps Family today and into the future.

Please consider joining the ranks of those currently listed as members of the Society, and help support the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation by planning a future gift to the Foundation. If you would like information about ways you can support the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation into the future, please contact our Executive Director, CAPT (Ret) Daniel Pionk at: or call 706-354-4111.

Current Members of the Tench Francis Legacy Society

Harry H. Ball, CAPT, SC, USN*
Norma Batchelder*
Arthur Briggs, LCDR, SC, USN*
Bernard Browning, RADM, SC, USN*
Copely Burkhett, LCDR, SC, USN*
Harry Burris, CDR, SC, USN
Walter Douglas, CAPT, SC, USN*
Kenneth Epps, CAPT, SC, USN
Norman & Patricia Foy, CAPT, SC, USN
James French, LCDR, SC, USN
Richard Harrison, CAPT, SC, USN*
Donald E. Hickman, RADM, SC, USN
Terry Johnson, CDR, SC, USN
Thomas W. Jones, CDR, SC, USN*
Joseph J. Jordan, CDR, SC, USN
Robert R. Kurz, CDR, SC, USN
Norman Maier, CDR, SC, USN*
Steve Maas, RADM, SC, USN
Charles Mayfield, RADM, SC, USN*
Cary D. Poston, LCDR, SC, USN
Frank E. Raab, RADM, SC, USN*
Lowell Reade, CDR, SC, USN*
Ronald F. Ritchie, LCDR, SC, USN
Albert (Bud) Schiff, CAPT, SC, USN
William N. Shannon, CAPT SC, USN
Harold M. Shaw, CAPT, SC, USN*
George Smith, CW03, SC, USN*
Raymond J. Smith, CDR, SC, USN*
Donald G. St. Angelo, RADM, SC, USN*
Clyde Tudor, LCDR, SC, USN*
Lennus B. Urquhart, CDR, SC, USN
Lyall G. Young, LT, SC, USN*
Josephine Wenzel, SC, USN*
Please visit the links below to learn more about Tench Francis, Jr. and the beginning of the Navy Supply Corps.

Professional Certification/Licenses Grant Program
Professional Certification/Licenses Grant Program
Professional certification is the process by which a person proves that he or she has the knowledge, experience and skills to perform a specific job and the tasks in which they have been trained. Having a professional certification also shows potential employers that you are committed to your profession and are well-trained. It gives them confidence in your abilities and knowledge. Certification makes you more valuable to employers, so you can expect to earn more than someone without certification. Certification also offers advancement opportunities and management opportunities. Additionally, you can have a competitive advantage over candidates without certificates, earn higher wages and receive tuition reimbursement for continuing education. 

Examples of some of the professional logistics certificates that are available for Supply Officers and enlisted supply personnel are: Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); Foodservice Management Professional (FMP); Certified Professional Contract Manager; and Financial Management Certification.  Attaining a professional certification can be costly. Examples of the costs for these certificates are:
  • Supply Chain Professional (CSCP): Exam Preparation: $1,380 & Exam: $965
  • Certified Professional Contract Manager: Exam Preparation: $410 & Exam: $125
  • Certified in Transportation and Logistics and Distribution (CLTD): Exam Preparation: $1,245 & Exam: $1,195
  • Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM): Exam Preparation: $550 & Exam: $690
If you’re a Veteran and you qualify for the GI Bill, you may be able to use part of your entitlement to cover test fees up to $2,000 for a job that requires a license or certification in order for you to work. The site provides detailed information on how to apply for reimbursement up to $2,000. Even after VA reimbursement for exam fees this can leave a substantial bill for the individual.
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation has developed a Professional Certification/Licenses Grant Program to assist with the costs incurred attaining a certification or license to enhance a civilian logistics career opportunity, after VA reimbursement, up to $500.

To qualify for this grant program the applicant must:
  1. Be an active regular or reserve Supply Corps officer
  2. Be an Active-duty Enlisted Sailor in a supply enlisted rating (e.g., CS, CSS, LS, LSS, or RS)
  3. Be registered on the Navy Supply Corps Foundation website with current email and mailing address
  4. Have attained the professional certification or dation Welicense to enhance a civilian logistics career opportunity
To be considered for this grant the applicant must fill out and submit an online application. Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Transition Committee and notification will be sent on reimbursement determination.
For more information or additional questions, contact Transition Committee Chair CDR (ret) Bob Dolan at

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 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. 

 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

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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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The Foundation Board of Directors introduce Vice Chair RADM (ret) Debbie Haven on the cover of the Summer issue of The Oakleaf.
Can you name this Flag Officer? He and three other Flag officers signed their pictures to CAPT William Freeman Mims. The photos were found in Mims' estate after his passing. See all the officers on page 23 of the Summer issue of The Oakleaf!
Visit and select Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charitable organization. Amazon will donate to NSCF with every eligible purchase you make at
Want to attend a FUN BUNCH virtual reunion? Email your Chapter's interest to Spouse Rep Gracie Dziewiatkowski at
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.
Click the QUICKLINKS tab above to view the latest FLASH from the CHIEF!
CAPT (ret) Donald B. Hoffmann shares the history of our U.S. Navy Supply Corps Shoulder Insignia starting on page 20 in the Summer issue of The Oakleaf.
On page 24 of the Summer issue of The Oakleaf, CDR Patrick Oliveri tells us about LT Jermain A. Lewis, a DCO who earned his SWSCO Pin under challenging circumstances.

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In Memoriam

CDR William Don James, SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2021

CDR Gordon R. White, Jr., SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2020

CAPT Ellwood Winter Growden, SC, USN (Ret.)

August 2019

CAPT Benedict Joseph Maguire, III, SC, USN (Ret.)

September 2021

CDR Richard Daniel Furiga, SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2018

CDR James Olin Garrison, SC, USN (Ret.)

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