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The Oakleaf: Winter issue NOW ONLINE!
The Oakleaf: Winter issue NOW ONLINE!
The Winter issue of The Oakleaf is available online now! Grab a hot drink and enjoy an issue packed with news Around the Corps, as NSCS welcomes new Commanding Officer CAPT Jason Warner, Spouse Representative Lydia Koh tours Starbucks, and CAPT Josh Hill visits California.

In addition to the holidays this month, we also celebrate the Foundation Scholarship Season opening on December 19th! Scholarship Program updates, application tips and additional opportunities for our Supply Family begin on our cover page! On page 12, Transition Chair CDR (ret) Bob Dolan brings Networking into focus and on page 20, Hampton Roads Spouse Leader Amy Ott shares her thoughts on why the NSCF-HR Fun Bunch is so successful!

In this issue, we also shine the spotlight on the newly-reactivated Iberian Peninsula Chapter, learn from LTJG William Clark what it's like Becoming an Ironman in a High Tempo AOR, and find ourselves following CAPT (ret) Donald Hoffman as he explores the history of The Embroidered Supply Oak Leaf Uniform Insignia on page 22.

And thanks to CDR (ret) Chris Webster, CAPT (ret) Eddie Fishburne, CAPT (ret) Anthony Steigelman, and CAPT (ret) Richard Vroman for sharing very personal, sometimes humorous and always interesting memories in our special section: My Supply Corps Story, beginning on page 24.

Each issue of The Oakleaf brings our Community together, as we share old memories, create new ones and celebrate our Members all over the world! What would you like to contribute to The Oakleaf? 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. 

As you enjoy this issue, we hope you will consider an end of year donation to the Foundation. Your generosity supports this newsletter and all our programs across the globe. Contributing is easy--donate online!

Happy Holidays and cheers to our fabulous Members showcased in the Winter issue of The Oakleaf!

61st Distinguished Alumnus Announced
61st Distinguished Alumnus Announced
Dear Navy Supply Corps Foundation Member,
I am pleased to announce on November 5th, 2022, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Board of Directors selected Mr. Carl Liebert as the 61st Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumnus.
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni Program recognizes individual Supply Corps Officers who have distinguished themselves after their Naval career “by obtaining significant success in the public or private sector and who credit their Supply Corps experience as a basic foundation of further professional achievements”. 

Carl Liebert was recognized for his experience as a global business executive, leading customer-driven digital and technology transformations for more than 30 years. Carl has broad senior management experience in creating team member, partner, customer, and shareholder value within retail companies, including serving as CEO of kwx/Keller Williams and Auto Nation, as well as senior management roles at 24Hour Fitness, The Home Depot, and Circuit City. He has had broad leadership roles in financial services, including USAA, where he served in various senior roles as Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, USAA Bank, Chairman, Board of Directors, USAA Real Estate Company, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of USAA, as well as General Manager of General Electric. Carl is an agile business leader, building team engagement at all levels with end-to-end integrated experience expertise.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (BS) and a member of the U.S. Naval Academy 1987 Elite 8 Basketball team, Carl was commissioned as a Navy Supply Corps Officer in 1987 and served active duty until 1992. Carl earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Leadership Program.

“The privilege to serve in the Navy Supply Corps was an experience that would shape my leadership journey forever,” said Carl. “The lessons learned of the importance of taking care of people, and the sacrifices our spouses and families make on behalf of those who serve a higher purpose, have made all the difference on my journey still today.”
Carl Liebert joins a memorable NSCF Distinguished Alumni roster. Click here for a complete directory of honorees and please join me in welcoming Mr. Carl Liebert to the ranks of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni.

Thank you for supporting your Foundation and helping to “Honor Our Heritage, Invest in Our Future”. 
Stay healthy and safe,


Be the Face of Giving in 2022
Be the Face of Giving in 2022
The 2022 CFC Giving Season has begun and you can be the face of giving to our Foundation!

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

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, 2022, and runs through January 14, 2023. 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!

IRA Charitable Rollover
IRA Charitable Rollover
At this time of year you may be thinking for a way to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older, an IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.

Benefits of an IRA charitable rollover:
-Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization.
-Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts.
-Help further the work and mission of our organization.

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works:
-Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
-Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to help continue our important work.
-Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.

Click here for a free brochure or email with any questions about an IRA charitable rollover gift--we are happy to assist you.

11/15 Transition Webinar: recording available
11/15 Transition Webinar: recording available
A recording of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Webinar: Military to Civilian Transition on Tuesday, November 15th, is now available online. The presentation slide deck is also available here.

The event featured a panel of guests discussing best practices, strategies, and opportunities available to transitioning officers, and included a panel of former Supply Corps Officers along with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national nonprofit mentoring program: 

Mr. Richard Comitz, Senior Vice President, ACP
CAPT (ret) Scott Eberwine, Senior Naval Science Instructor, Naval JROTC
CAPT (ret) Eddie Fishburne, Director, The Home Depot
CAPT (ret) Carla Meyers, Specialist Leader, Deloitte
CDR (ret) Joe Purcell - Vice Chairman, Financial Sponsors Group, Morgan Stanley

Enjoy viewing the Webinar at your convenience and please consider supporting our mission through a donation to the 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 2021 Giving Campaign! Pledge your donation to The Navy                      Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #10281#. Official Solicitation Period runs                September 1, 2022 thru January 14, 2023.

   ♦     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

 On the Web                                                                                                      

Check out additional areas of interest on the Links page.

View Foundation videos, such as Distinguished Alumni Ceremonies and Webinars, on our YouTube Channel: 

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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! 

Stay Connected                                                                                                

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CAPT Josh Hill addressed Supply Corps Officers at a Naval Supply Corps Foundation event in Monterey, CA.
The Winter issue of The Oakleaf brings news from Around the Corps: Chief of Supply Corps RADM Pete Stamatopoulos presided over the ceremony where CAPT Jason Warner relieved CAPT Mike York as NSCS Commanding Officer at NSCS.
In the Summer issue of The Oakleaf, we thank our many generous donors for your faithful contributions to the Foundation in 2021. Learn how your can support the Foundation through The Tench Francis Legacy Society.
Spouse Representative Lydia Koh visits the Starbucks headquarters and the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle with the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Northwest Chapter. Read more in the Winter issue of The Oakleaf.
CONGRATULATIONS to NSCF 2022-23 Scholarship recipient Lauren Emery. She earned the CAPT T. B. Hagen, SC, SC, USN (Ret) Distinguished Alumni Scholarship. Lauren plans to study journalism and film at Syracuse University.
Supply Spouse HelenAnn Phillips (with husband RADM (ret) Robert Phillips) competed in the Women’s 85-89 age group at the 35th Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. She ran the 1,500m, 800m and 400m races--earning a Gold, Silver and Gold!
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Catherine Lacey. She will attend Louisana Tech University and plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.
Amy Ott, Hampton Roads Spouse Leader, shines the Spouse Group Spotlight: A peek inside the Hampton Roads Spouses “Fun Bunch” on page 20 of The Oakleaf~Winter issue.
CONGRATULATIONS to 2022-23 NSCF Scholarship recipient Isaac Manfull! Isaac is a senior at Penn State University. "The NSCF Scholarship eases the financial burden that attending an educational institution out of state would bear on my future."

Upcoming Events

Junior Officer Training Symposium (JOTS) 30 November / 1 December 2022 (Northwest)

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022 - Friday Dec 02, 2022

Supply Corps Social with SURPAC N4 (Japan)

Thursday Dec 08, 2022

NSCF - San Diego Holiday Golf Tournament (San Diego)

Friday Dec 09, 2022

2nd Annual Farragut Holiday Party & the 123rd Navy vs Army Game (10 DEC) (Hampton Roads)

Saturday Dec 10, 2022

Job Postings

Norfolk NAVNET Job Opportunities - NOVEMBER 26, 2022


In Memoriam

CAPT Robert Francis Gallagher, SC, USN (Ret.)

June 2022

CDR Robert Brendon Stewart, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2022

CAPT John H. Irons, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2022

CDR Roger Louis Dintaman, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2021

CDR Arthur Stewart "Art" Tribbie, SC, USN (Ret.)

August 2022

CDR John Joseph Lyons, SC, USN (Ret.)

September 2022