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The Summer issue of The Oakleaf is online now!
The Summer issue of The Oakleaf is online now!
Read the Summer issue of The Oakleaf now! We're proud to announce our new Foundation Scholarship recipients have been selected for the 2021-22 academic year. View the list of worthy students on page 25, and take notice of the familiar scholarship names too! We think you'll love the new features in this issue: a Calendar of Events on page 3 and Committee & Program News on page 11--plus, all your Tench Francis Legacy Society questions are answered by CAPT (ret) Will Port on page 7. And after a year of limited activity, our Chapters are back in action and we have the first photos on page 4 to prove it. 

Also in this issue, CAPT (ret) Tiffany Schad shines the Vintage Oakleaf spotlight on a pioneer in the Supply Corps, RADM (ret) Joseph Howard, and includes a letter from (then) CNO RADM Arleigh Burke to CDR Howard. Transition Committee Chair CDR (ret) Bob Dolan completes his three-part interview with Tom Wolfe, sharing a few final thoughts from the author on page 19, and our Museum Ships & Displays come alive as CAPT Danny King provides photos and details about the historic Supply Corps exhibits...and a dog named Vicky! 

Read CAPT (ret) Donald B. Hoffmann's article on the history of our Supply Corps shoulder insignia and as a bonus you'll learn the name of the last Navy captain to be promoted directly to two-star! Then, the tables are turned as RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon asks you to name the Flag officers in the photos on page 23.

Our Members are at the heart of every story told and memory shared in The Oakleaf. As exhibited in the various contributions from ENS Robert Georgen, LT Patrick Oliveri, and CAPT (ret) Lee Henwood, your experiences in uniform are valuable and a part of our collective history as Supply Corps officers. Would you like to contribute? 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.

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Enjoy the Summer issue of The Oakleaf!