News and Information

SUBMISSIONS WANTED: Oakleaf deadline 2/15
SUBMISSIONS WANTED: Oakleaf deadline 2/15
Share your story for inclusion in the Spring issue of The Oakleaf. Whether an active duty, retired, reserve, or former Supply Corps officer, your thoughts and experiences are of interest to our Supply Community. Spouses are also encouraged to submit articles on topics related to military lifestyle and activies in your area. Not sure what to write? Email for content ideas! Click here for Article & Submission Guidelines and email with any questions.

2022-23 Foundation Scholarship Applications OPEN THRU 3/18!
2022-23 Foundation Scholarship Applications OPEN THRU 3/18!
Calling all high school seniors, college undergraduate students, students attending accredited community college/technical schools and spouses going to school part-time...this is your opportunity to receive a 2022 Foundation Scholarship! Apply today! Applications must be in the Foundation office by 3/18/22.

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!

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

2022 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: Local Government Careers for Transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans, and Military Spouses ~ Tues, Jan 26 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!

Private sector. Public sector. Nonprofit sector. Opportunities abound in all employment industries and sectors for transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses. Given the core value of service to country, public sector work may make for the right fit.  

We all know about DoD, VA, and DHS at the federal level, but have you considered a career in local government? If not, maybe you should! Like your military service, it’s a purpose and a calling greater than yourself. 

Webinar: Certifications and Credentials: Make Yourself More Marketable ~ Tues, Feb 3 at 2:00 PM EST.

As a transitioning servicemember or military spouse contemplating workforce re-entry, certifications and credentials can give you a leg up on your peers and make you more competitive with civilian counterparts, who are already working in and seeking career advancement in their chosen industry and sector. Unsure how to get started? Join MOAA and a panel of industry-leading experts on Feb 3.

Register HERE! 



For many veterans and transitioning servicemembers, salary negotiation is an unfamiliar step in the hiring process. Because every organization is different and many factors influence a salary offer, there is no single correct approach to salary negotiation. However, there are a few common tips to keep in mind. Learn methods to guide your salary discussions with employers, recruiters, and hiring managers.

Read the article HERE!

DAV RecruitMilitary Job Fair Opportinities ~ Ongoing
Invest in yourself. Whether you are starting a new career, going back to school, or looking for a new opportunity, we have thousands of partners who are looking for military talent just like you.



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.

Read the article HERE!

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

Transitioning? Visit ClearanceJobs regularly for new opportunities...


Announcing New Distinguished Alumnus Senator Gary Peters
Announcing New Distinguished Alumnus Senator Gary Peters
We are pleased to announce on November 6th, 2021, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Board of Directors selected U.S. Senator Gary Peters as the 60th 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.” 
Senator Peters has represented the State of Michigan in the United States Senate since 2015. In the 117th Congress, he is the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which oversees the Department of Homeland Security and is the Senate’s top oversight committee. Senator Peters also serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Peters volunteered for the U.S. Navy Reserve at age 34, where he earned a Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist designation and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After the September 11th terrorist attacks on the U.S., Peters volunteered again for drilling status and served overseas as part of his Reserve duty. He also completed the Naval Command and Staff course from the U.S. Naval War College.
Senator Peters stated that: “I am deeply honored by this recognition. My time as a Supply Corps Officer has shaped who I am personally and as an elected official. During my time in the Navy Reserve, I served with some of the most patriotic individuals I’ve ever met. For us, it never mattered what our political ideology was – we focused on working together to accomplish our goals. The dedication of those I served with in the Navy Reserve reinforced in me that we must keep the promises we’ve made to those who have worn the uniform and served our country. Joining the Navy Reserve was one of the best decisions I have ever made = and the lessons I learned will continue guiding my work.”
Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Peters graduated from Rochester High School and went on to earn a B.A. in political science from Alma College. He later earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Detroit Mercy, M.A. in political science from Wayne State University; M.A. in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a law degree (J.D.) from Wayne State University Law School.
Prior to entering public service, Peters worked in the private sector for over 20 years as a financial advisor and in a variety of management positions with two major financial service firms. He was an assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch before becoming a vice president at UBS/PaineWebber.
Senator Peters and his wife, Colleen, live in Oakland County, Michigan and have three children: Gary Jr., Madeleine and Alana.
*Click here to read Senator Peter's press release announcing his selection as a NSCF Distinguished Alumnus.

Please join us in welcoming Senator Peters 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”. 

Rear Admiral Edward K. "Ted" Walker  ~ 1933-2021
Rear Admiral Edward K. "Ted" Walker ~ 1933-2021
Rear Admiral (Retired) Ted Walker passed away on December 11, 2021. He was recognized by the Navy Supply Corps Foundation as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2019. After a 34-year career in the Navy, culminating as the 35th Chief of Supply Corps and Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Admiral Walker continued his dedication to service in both public and private sectors throughout the past 33 years since his retirement.

Admiral Walker represented the very essence of a Naval and Supply Officer. His association with the Supply Corps began upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy as a member of the Class of 1954. Arriving at the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) at Athens, Georgia only six months after the school relocated from Bayonne, New Jersey, he promoted Naval and Supply Corps service as a superb foundation for professional success. Admiral Walker consistently advocated the Supply Corps critical role as the “Golden Link” in the chain that makes everything else in the Navy possible.

From Ensign to Rear Admiral, his naval career was a track record of success framed by fearless execution, bold innovation, and the strongest possible example of leadership. Selected as a flag officer in 1981, Admiral Walker served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics and Fleet Supply Officer for Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT) and Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT). Later, he led the Navy Accounting and Finance Center as Assistant Comptroller of the Navy for Accounting Policy. In April 1984, Admiral Walker became the 35th Chief of Supply Corps and Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command until his retirement.

Admiral Walker’s afloat assignments included USS New Jersey (BB 62), USS Wren (DD 568), Submarine Squadron 16 (Rota, Spain), and USS H. W. Gilmore (AS 16). Ashore he served as Navy Exchange officer at Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Station Rodman, Canal Zone, Panama, before moving to the Naval Supply Depot at Newport, Rhode, Island. After graduation from Armed Forces Staff College, Admiral Walker spent two tours in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as the War Plans Action Officer (OP605E) and Attack Submarines Program and Budget Officer (OP22M). Next, he moved to Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic (COMSUBLANT) as the Force Supply Officer and later served as the Executive Officer at the Navy Ships Parts Control Center (SPCC). He assumed command of the Naval Supply Center Puget Sound, Bremerton, Washington, where he was selected for flag.

Upon retirement in September 1988, Admiral Walker took his strong foundation of service, commitment, and excellence into the private and non-profit sectors, while concurrently becoming one of the strongest advocates of the Supply Corps value and contributions of service. In the private sector he served as Vice President, Administration and Strategic Planning with RCI, Inc., Member and Vice Chairman of the Board for Herley Industries, and a Consultant with Vanguard Industries.

Admiral Walker became a cornerstone in the success and growth of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C., serving as a longtime member of the Board and Treasurer. In addition, he stepped in as President and Chief Executive Officer three times to fill critical leadership gaps. During his tenure, Admiral Walker strengthened the financial stability of the Navy Memorial, built a strong relationship with the Chief of Naval Operations, and set the organization on a path that brought it to the success it enjoys today. He established the outstanding reputation that the Navy Memorial’s annual Lone Sailor Dinner enjoys today. He also institutionalized the popular Navy Log Room that was later named in his honor, in recognition of his longstanding contributions to the Navy Memorial.

Admiral Walker was also a keen supporter of Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean, Virginia since 1985. Again, he leveraged the leadership and financial foundation he gained in the Supply Corps to guide the organization through financial challenges. In 1989, he became Treasurer for the new Arleigh Burke Pavilion where he played a central role in the financing, construction and manning of the facility. He subsequently joined the Board and Finance Committee for Vinson Hall and served as its Chairman.

Since his daughters attended Elon University in North Carolina in the late 1970’s, Admiral Walker remained a key supporter for the school and responsible for the accessions of over 120 talented young men and women. He served on the Board of Visitors and as a strong supporter to the Athletics Department, where he was a significant benefactor.

An avid alumni and supporter of the Naval Academy, Admiral Walker served as a Naval Academy Foundation Trustee for over three decades. He was also a member of the New York and Chesapeake Yacht Clubs.

Everyone that has had the opportunity to meet Admiral Walker could not help but come away with a strong admiration for this true gentleman, incredible officer, successful businessman, dedicated volunteer and benefactor, and devoted father.

The details for the visitation and funeral: Visitation: Monday, May 2nd, 6 – 8:30 PM, Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W Braddock Rd., Alexandria VA 22301 Funeral and Interment Services: Tuesday, May 3rd, 10:30 AM. USNA Chapel, Annapolis MD, 21401

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 thru January 15, 2022

   ♦     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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VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Navy Supply Corps Officer: USS Bataan
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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! 

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Contribute to The Oakleaf ~ Submission deadlines: 15 Feb, 15 June, 15 Oct. Click here for Article & Submission Guidelines and email with any questions.

Looking for a former shipmate?

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. 

Visit and select Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charitable organization. Amazon will donate to NSCF with every eligible purchase you make at
To ensure your legacy lives on with our Supply Corps Community after your time passes, please consider designating a bequest intention—a purposeful gift to fund the future of the Foundation.
Congratulations to ENS Nicholas Lenover, recent NSCS graduate and winner of the NSCF Leadership Award. Pictured in Newport, RI with Guest Speaker RADM Alan Reyes, NSCF Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk and NSCS CO CAPT Mike York.
Hampton Roads Chapter offered a Junior Officer Supply Corps mentoring session in November.
In August 1990, RADM (ret) Sean F. Crean was XO of Commander Military Sealift Command 201. Read his article "The Fox is Crowing" in the Winter issue of The Oakleaf on page 31.
Read it online! Spring issue contributions needed. Send submissions by email to by 2/15/22.
Visit and select Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charitable organization. Amazon will donate to NSCF with every eligible purchase you make at
The Foundation's semi annual Board of Directors meeting was held in Atlanta recently. Thanks to all who joined us--in person and on zoom!

Upcoming Events


Wednesday Dec 01, 2021 - Thursday Mar 17, 2022

Follow us on facebook to stay up to date on our latest activities and upcoming events. (Patuxent River)

Wednesday Dec 22, 2021

Annual OP Roadshow will be coming to San Diego from 31 JAN - 3 FEB 2022

Tuesday Jan 11, 2022

Supply Corps Detailers coming to Hampton Roads ~ Interviews Feb 15-17 (Hampton Roads)

Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 - Thursday Feb 17, 2022

Job Postings

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In Memoriam

CDR Dieter H. Vonhennig, SC, USN (Ret.)

September 2020

LCDR Robert Eugene Baker, Jr., SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2019

CAPT Robert Traylor Frampton, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2021

RADM Edward Keith Walker, Jr, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2021

CDR Leonard C. "Len" Griffin, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2021

CDR Roland Alfred Goss, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2019