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ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS thru 2/15 ~ Oakleaf Spring Issue
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS thru 2/15 ~ Oakleaf Spring Issue
Spring is right around the corner and our Oakleaf staff wants to hear from you! Special requests for this issue: Supply Corps Birthday celebrations from the past, memories and thoughts on Desert Storm/Desert Shield, and personal stories related to the Korean War. All family members of our Supply Community are encouraged to share! Send submissions by 2/15 to

2021 Foundation Scholarship Applications due 3/12
2021 Foundation Scholarship Applications due 3/12
Now is the time to get your applications in! Don't miss out on this special opportunity! Foundation scholarships are for high school seniors and college undergraduate students. Scholarships are also available for spouses going to school part-time, as well as students attending accredited community college/technical schools. Don't wait! Applications must be in the Foundation office by 3/12.

ELIGIBILITY: For all scholarships, the applicant must:
  1. Be a spouse, child or grandchild of a living or deceased regular, retired, reserve or prior service Supply Corps officer.
  2. Be a spouse or child of an Active or Retired Enlisted with supply enlisted rating (e.g., AK, SK, MS/CS, SH, DK, LI, PC, LS).
  3. Recipient must attend a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college and should be a full-time undergraduate student. (Note: Spouse scholarships are available for spouses who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours per semester, undergraduate only)
 Visit our Scholarship page to learn more about the program and meet past winners. 

  1. Applicants must register every year.  Click “New User?” and register.  Sponsor membership accounts on the Foundation’s website cannot be used for applying.
  2. When registering, please make sure you select the following boxes on the registration form in order to obtain an application:
    •  Rank and Status – "Other", then type in "Student"
    •  Chapter – "Foundation"
    •  Check the box - “Apply for a Scholarship”
Once you submit your registration, log back on and click on your name. The application will be at the top right of the page.
READ the instructions on the right hand side of the application.
The application is comprised of four primary components: academic performance records, extracurricular activities, financial need and two short essay questions. The Scholarship Board consists of one person each from the Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, Enlisted, and spouse communities. They individually review and critique each application and then meet as a virtual board to collectively select the best candidates. Scholarship funds are then distributed to the awardee’s institution for the upcoming academic year.

Questions? Please email:

Spread the word about this excellent opportunity for our Supply Corps Family members to further their education!

2020 Chapter-of-the-Year and Volunteer-of-the-Year Nominations DUE 4/1
2020 Chapter-of-the-Year and Volunteer-of-the-Year Nominations DUE 4/1
NOMINATE NOW! Help us recognize the 2020 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 2020 nomination form offers an easy format to quickly highlight Chapter and Volunteer achievements. Click here to learn more about the nomination process!


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New Year...New Opportunities for Transitioning Officers!
New Year...New Opportunities for Transitioning Officers!

2021 is full of great opportunities for Transitioning Officers. From virtual job webinars on engagement at virtual recruiting agencies in your area, the Foundation pulls resources to give you the best start to the new year! Visit our Transition Page regularly for a list of new opportunities and tips to manage the transition process, view our job postings for an up-to-date list of companies seeking your talents and background and follow us on our social media channels to get all our transition news quickly and directly to your phone! 


Webinar: The Art of the Possible – Kicking Off the New Year. ~ Tues, Jan 5 at 2:00 PM EST. 

Is a career transition part of your new year's resolution? Join our experts to understand the path forward.

Register HERE!

Topics include:

  • How to market yourself in a new career field
  • How to translate military skills and accomplishments into language the private sector understands
  • How to expand your network to find positions outside your current industry
  • Plus much more!

Webinar: The Ins and Outs of a VA Disability Compensation Claim and Appeal ~ Tues, Jan 12 at 2:00 PM EST.

Many veterans neglected to submit a VA claim at retirement or when leaving service ... and then are intimidated by the process. Join MOAA's accredited Veteran Service Officer Capt. Paul Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret), for a tutorial on what you need to know about a VA disability compensation claim and appeal.

Register HERE! 

Topics include:

  • The Purpose of VA Disability Compensation Claims
  • What Evidence Is Required for Claims
  • Types of Claims and Appeals
  • How to Get Your Service Medical Records
  • What a Veteran Service Organization (VSO) Can Do for You
  • Navigating the Various Claim Forms
  • What Is Concurrent Receipt?
  • Setting Up an eBenefits Account
  • Understanding Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Virtual Security Clearance Job Fair - Sponsored by Corporate Gray ~ January 14, 2021 11 am - 2 pm (ET)

Location: Virtual Security Clearance Job Fair - Nationwide

This Corporate Gray Virtual "Security Clearance" Job Fair provides security-cleared professionals the opportunity to interview with employers nationwide via text and video chats. The event is open and free to all job seekers who have an active or current (active within the past 2 years) security clearance, including civilians. Job seekers are required to register both on Corporate Gray Online and on eCareerFairs, the platform being used to host the virtual event. Registered candidates will receive training on eCareerFairs, the Virtual Job Fair Training Guide, and the Job Fair Employer Directory prior to the event.

Register HERE!

Webinar: Acing Your Virtual Interview ~ Tues, Jan 19 at 2:00 PM EST.

Join MOAA's senior director for career transition services, Col. Brian Anderson, USAF (Ret), as he offers tips and techniques to ace your virtual interview and land the position!

Register HERE!

DAV RecruitMilitary Central Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans ~ Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Invest in yourself.

If you are one of millions who are currently unemployed or underemployed, we can help. America's organizations continue to need the skills and values you developed as a member of the military community – and many are hiring. You have an exclusive opportunity to meet those employers in a digital setting at the Register early to create your profile and learn more about participating organizations.

Register HERE!

Course for Hampton Roads transitioning Officers ~ Career Progression Seminar ~ Wednesday 27 January

Blue Water Advisors introduces a 1 day career progression seminar (Think TAP / GPS / Ruhlein / etc…) focused on a more current, relevant "HOW" to navigate and network your way into a role during transition vice just "WHAT" you need to do during that time. The message is constructed by professionals that have made the transition themselves, bringing the currency and relevance from Fortune 100 companies. Representation from a number of Govcon and commercial companies that provide great benefit in mentoring those in their progression.

Register HERE!

Groups are small as our intent is to not only make the delivery more personable, but also to maintain an enduring relationship as we move forward through members transitions/progressions. 

MOAA Virtual Military Executive Transition (MET) seminar ~ Thurs, Jan 28 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.

The Military Executive Transition (MET) seminar is a virtual, one-day workshop geared toward preparing military leaders for civilian careers. The seminar includes insight on how to build a stronger and broader network to accelerate your job search; strategies for using recruiters and executive search firms; self-marketing tools including your résumé and LinkedIn profile; as well as interview pointers and best practices for salary and benefits negotiations. The workshop concludes with a popular panel of successfully transitioned senior officers from a range of industries who share their experiences and insights.

Register HERE!

If you are a veteran concerned about a furlough or a servicemember transitioning within the next two years, this is a don't-miss event! Pricing is tiered based on MOAA membership level. Reserve your seat!

WEBINAR~ "Five Tips for Ensuring Success at a Virtual Career Fair" ~ Several dates available...

During this LIVE informational webinar, we will be discussing how to showcase skills and best practices for Virtual Career Fairs! This event is designed to ensure transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses are prepared to maximize their experience and success at an upcoming RecruitMilitary Virtual Career Fair.

Register HERE!

This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

MOAA Virtual Career Fair ~ Thurs, Feb 4 from 1:00-3:00 PM EST.

Thinking about taking off your uniform? Military spouse with a career on the move? Encountering employment uncertainties caused by the pandemic? Don't know where to start? Let MOAA help you.

  • Chat with military-friendly and veteran-ready companies from various industries and sectors
  • When a candidate makes a connection via text, the employer has the option to start a 1-on-1 video chat to move the discussion forward.
  • Then articulate your value.
  • Land the position!

Register HERE!

You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to make a great first impression and have a "live" conversation with your potential future employer!

Transitioning assistance available to Hampton Roads officers and beyond...


Transitioning? Visit ClearanceJobs regularly for new opportunities...

The Winter issue of The Oakleaf is online NOW!
The Winter issue of The Oakleaf is online NOW!
Dear Navy Supply Corps Foundation Members,

The Winter issue of The Oakleaf is online now!

We have so much to share in this issue as we close out 2020. The pandemic made for a challenging year but, like you, the NSCF has adjusted to the ever-changing environment. Celebrating the Foundation's 50th Anniversary, recent Philadelphia Chapter Presidents reflect on their leadership experiences and RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon brings the Supply Corps 225th Birthday into focus with his essay "Our Supply Corps...Looking Back...Looking Ahead". 

In response to your survey feedback, starting on page 6, Transition Committee Chair CDR (ret) Bob Dolan shares his interview with Tom Wolfe, an expert in the field of military-to-civilian career transition and author of Out of Uniform. Bob also shines the spotlight on former Supply Corps Officer, and current chair of the US Veterans employee ambassador group for McCormick & Company, Mr. Alex Gardner in the first part of a series of articles profiling Members' lessons learned during the transitioning process.

Thanks to your submissions, The Oakleaf always includes stories about our Members and their families. In this issue, an article by CAPT (ret) Tiffany Schad catches up with Vintage Oakleaf Club Member CAPT (ret) Kenneth M. Beyer and a conversation with Foundation Scholarship winners Julia and Rachel Sarnowski, daughters of former Supply Corps LT Michael Sarnowski, helps kick off the application season. We also get to know CDR Nick Ulmer, LCDR Dave Couchman and Mr. Devin Wenzel as Volunteer Committee Chair LCDR Adam Gunter introduces us to three of the many volunteers who serve the Supply Corps Community through their work with the Foundation. 

Do you have a story or memory to share? Consider writing an article for our Spring Issue! All active, retired, reserve, prior service and family members are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, news and updates to . Any submissions not included in The Oakleaf due to space limitations may be used on our website and/or social media platforms.

To ensure you never miss an issue of The Oakleaf, keep your contact information current by logging into your account at and updating your information now, email or call the Foundation at (706) 354-4111. 

Let's celebrate the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 with the Winter Issue of The OakleafClick here to read it now!

CAPT Dan Pionk, SC, USN (Ret.), Executive Director, Navy Supply Corps Foundation

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. 

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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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NSCF 2019 Volunteer of the Year LT Aaron Shinoff receives his award (Monterey Peninsula Chapter).
Monterey Chapter - NSCF 2019 Volunteer of the Year Aaron Shinoff's wife Karina.
NSCF-MP group photo from O4 Operational Detailing symposium, featuring TYCOM N41s.

Upcoming Events

**Extended timeline for Submissions** CAPTAIN JOHN D. TITUS AWARD SOLICITATION (Philadelphia)

Wednesday Nov 04, 2020 - Monday Mar 01, 2021

NSCF- Philadelphia Chapter Emblematics (Philadelphia)

Monday Nov 30, 2020 - Sunday Jan 31, 2021

WEBINAR~ "Five Tips for Ensuring Success at a Virtual Career Fair" ~ Several dates available...

Tuesday Jan 05, 2021 - Monday Mar 29, 2021

Career Transition Presentation (Mechanicsburg)

Friday Jan 15, 2021

Job Postings

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In Memoriam

CAPT Fred A. Williams, SC, USN (Ret.)

January 2021

CDR Robert Howard "Bob" Farley, III, SC, USN (Ret.)

January 2021

CDR Richard Lee "Dick" Smith, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2020

LTJG Alvin A. Goldfarb, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2020

CAPT Steven H. "Steve" House, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2020

CAPT Dale Robert Mummert, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2020