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Winter Oakleaf: Call for Content
Winter Oakleaf: Call for Content
We want to hear from you! All members and their families are encouraged to write an article for the next issue of The Oakleaf. Hearing from our Members is the highlight of each issue: sea duty, spouse activities, travel, pcs orders, successes and failures. Your experiences are part of our shared Supply Corps Family story!
All content is due by October 15th
Please keep submissions to 300 words and 2-3 pictures (with captions), where appropriate. 
If you have any questions or want to discuss content display options, please email

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

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.  

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.

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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If so, contact the Foundation and we’ll try to put you in touch. Send an e-mail to or call (706) 354-4111.
No information will be released without prior permission of the member. 

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!
Congratulations to NSCF Distinguished Alumni Gil Cisneros on his nomination to new Department of Defense Personnel and Readiness chief.
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.
The Foundation Board of Directors introduce Vice Chair RADM (ret) Debbie Haven on the cover of the Summer issue of The Oakleaf.
The Patuxent River Chapter held their first in-person event in over a year. They hosted an All Calls with RDML Ken Epps on July 1st at a local restaurant.
We say farewell to a beloved member of our Supply Family. 34th Chief of Supply Corps and Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni RDAM Andrew Anthony “Andy” Giordano, SC, USN, (Ret.). He passed away on 22 April 2021, at 88. Rest in peace.
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.
The Foundation will induct J. Ronald Terwilliger as the 58th NSCF Distinguished Alumnus in a ceremony in Atlanta on Saturday, November 6th.
A snapshot of a display on board USS MIDWAY. Read CAPT Danny King's full article on page 8 of the Summer issue of The Oakleaf to learn about all the Foundation-sponsored Ship Museum Displays--sharing our Navy Supply Corps history with the public.

Upcoming Events

No-Host Social with RDML English – Monday, 27 September 2021 (San Diego)

Monday Sep 27, 2021

Community Service Project: Habitat for Humanity (Est. October '21) (Hampton Roads)

Friday Oct 01, 2021

October Social - 07 October 2021 (Hampton Roads)

Thursday Oct 07, 2021

31st Semi-Annual Craft Fair & Flea Market (Philadelphia)

Saturday Oct 09, 2021

Job Postings

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In Memoriam

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.)

August 2020

CDR Emmitt Elon Blankenfeld, SC, USN (Ret.)

September 2020

CDR Richard Bond Wampler, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2020

LCDR Edward E. Ikerd, SC, USN (Ret.)

May 2021