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See excerpts from "Ready for Sea"!
See excerpts from "Ready for Sea"!
At a cost of only $50, this beautifully crafted, limited edition coffee table book captures the history of the U.S. Navy's Supply Corps in a way not done before. See excerpts from the book here.

Replete with historical references, the book describes the establishment of the Supply Corps under Tench Francis and follows it to the Naval Supply Systems Command of today. In 150 pages it highlights in pictures, statistics and text, the growth and development of the U.S. Navy's supply, logistics, financial management, and contracting capability that enabled the United States Navy to operate indefinitely at sea and abroad. Through this historical context, you'll gain a new appreciation for what it means to be a U.S. Navy Supply Corps Officer.  
"Ready for Sea:  A History of the U. S. Navy Supply Corps" is a first of its kind and there are a limited number of copies.  It will be a must have for anyone that wore, or will wear, an oak leaf on their uniform.

Go to the Ship's Store here to order your copy. You do not have to log in to your account to order a book.
Shipping charges are $10 for each book.

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February 29, 2016

SECNAV Retiree Council wants to hear from you!
SECNAV Retiree Council wants to hear from you!
Have an interest that concerns you as a retiree or a someday retiree?  The Secretary of the Navy's Retiree Council wants to hear from you!  CDR Mike Newell, SC, USN (Ret.) is a member of the council and has put out a call for issues to forward to the committee, which will meet again this August.

He is looking for issues that are important to you as either a retired officer or enlisted person – whether you are currently retired or intend to retire sometime in the future.  All issues considered by the Council are non-attributable to the author...only the Council member is cited as the point of contact for any issue that goes to SECNAV.

Please submit your issues to before May 15.

Click here to see a copy of the report from last year’s committee meeting. See CDR Newell’s article on the Council on page 1 of the March The Oakleaf.
February 29, 2016

Recommended Reading; New DOD Service Acquisition DOD 5000.74
Recommended Reading; New DOD Service Acquisition DOD 5000.74
Included below is a link to the New DOD Service Acquisition DOD 5000.74. This is the guidance for all service acquisitions and provides guidance on the requirement for a Service Acquisition Workshop (SAW) for Procurements over $250M.  The Army is mandating a SAW for acquisition over $100M.
DAU provides a workshop at no cost for labor for DOD entities, just cover any travel and training material costs associated with the training.
Info at:
In addition, DAU can tailor the workshop with your Contracts and Program Management Professionals, to use your requirements and build the Statement of Objectives, QA Plan, and a majority of the Draft RFP.  We spread the training over several sessions and provide guidance in the contract formulation.
January 28, 2016

Recent developments for military retirees
Recent developments for military retirees
Congressional Research Service recently published changes made in 2015 to our current military retirement system. Included is a recent history of military retirement for active, reserve, and disabled categories, COLA info, change in military retiree "pay dates", previous reform recommendations, and a summary of the recently Congressionally-passed "Blended" retirement plan effective in 2018.  Read the details here.
January 06, 2016

2016 Spring Board meeting scheduled
2016 Spring Board meeting scheduled

The 2016 Spring Board meeting will be in Newport, R.I., on Friday, May 20. For questions contact CDR (Ret.) Jack Evans at or 706-354-4111.

December 02, 2015

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The U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation exists to perpetuate the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps throughout the lives of individuals in the Supply Corps community. The Foundation pursues its mission by providing services and programs related to recruiting, training and development, transition, recognition, financial support and commemoration.

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Upcoming Events

SLASCA May Luncheon (St. Louis)

Thursday Apr 28, 2016

2016 Spring Golf Tournament (Japan)

Friday May 06, 2016

2016 Supply Corps Birthday Dinner and Golf Tournament (Sigonella)

Saturday May 07, 2016 - Sunday May 08, 2016

2016 Charity Dinner/Auction (Mechanicsburg)

Friday May 13, 2016


Arabic Translator/Linguist Journeyman - Quantico, VA


In Memoriam

CDR William Earl Polk, SC, USN (Ret.)

January 2015

CAPT Arthur T. "Art" Silk, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2016

CDR George D. "Doug" Kroon, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2016

CAPT Robert H. Wilson, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2016

CAPT Charles M Schoman, SC, USN (Ret.)

Date Unknown

James B. Ricketts

March 2016