Ret. Capt. John Nick Postak, SC, USN

89, passed away on December 19, 2016. Capt. Postak retired while serving as comptroller, Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Navy in 1945 serving until 1948. He returned to the Navy in February 1952 as an ensign, transferring to the Supply Corps as a lieutenant junior grade in July 1955. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and his master’s degree from George Washington University. Duty assignments included: Navy Finance Center, Cleveland, Ohio; officer in charge, Navy Regional Accounts Office, Cleveland, Ohio; Navy Exchange Officer, Navy Section, Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group, Bangkok, Thailand; fiscal officer, Naval Supply Depot, Newport, Rhode Island; supply officer, USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7); staff, Commander Service Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia; Joint Staff, Commander in Chief, U.S. European Commander, Stuttgart, Germany; and Naval Supply Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia.

November/December 2017