April 24, 2020

Operationalizing Defense Logistics Agency Support to the Navy

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has undergone an exciting transformation in recent years. While changes are mostly behind the scenes, they’ve already contributed to something Navy sustainers care deeply about: improved military readiness. DLA has accomplished this through a number of initiatives that operationalize our support to the warfighter.

April 24, 2020

Tench Francis

President George Washington laid the foundation for the U.S. Navy Supply Corps with the appointment of Tench Francis, a Philadelphia businessman as the country’s first purveyor of the public.

April 24, 2020


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April 24, 2020


Reprinted from February 1968 and February 1970 Navy Supply Corps Newsletters

April 22, 2020

The Coat of Arms of the Navy Supply Corps

The Coat of Arms of the Supply Corps is a pictorial representation of some of the functions of the Corps. The supply of clothing is represented by the fur of the shield, for man resorted to the use of fur as one of the first means of covering his body. The ermine fur is also emblematic of unstained purity and honor on the high seas, which is symbolized by the blue and wavy partition of the shield.

April 22, 2020

Navy Supply Corps Code of Professional Responsibility

I am a United States Naval Officer. I am further privileged to serve in the Supply Corps, the Navy’s premiere community of business managers and logisticians. The unique nature of my role entails an uncompromising degree of stewardship for public funds and property. This accountability follows me throughout my career. I can neither ignore it, nor divest myself of it. Afloat or ashore, I serve in a capacity of trust and responsibility, and will conduct myself accordingly. My professional actions will reflect the highest degree of personal integrity, selflessness, and moral courage.

April 22, 2020

Seven Keys

So what is a Supply Corps officer? What is the Supply Corps? I think it is what I felt it was 30 years ago when I made a decision to remain on active Navy duty, to serve my country, to see the world… to remain in a Corps of officers who hold what I call the “Seven Keys.”

April 22, 2020

Evolution of the Oak Leaf

Few Supply Corps officers today can recall the last change in their Corps’ insignia. That was more than 44 years ago when the oak leaf’s color was changed from silver to gold, and the colored cloth between the gold stripes was scuttled.

April 22, 2020

The Founding of the Supply Corps

The origin of the Supply Corps can be traced to February 1795.

April 17, 2020

United States Navy Supply Corps, Looking Back, Looking Ahead

It was Christmas 1955 when a fraternity brother who was a Navy ensign returned to Columbia, Missouri, where I was a soon-tograduate Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps midshipman. The college friend told me about an officer on his destroyer who had an office with safes, paid and fed the crew, kept the budget, ordered the ship’s supplies, sold uniforms, ran a retail shop called a “Ships Store” that sold cigarettes for a dollar a carton, and did not stand midwatches on the bridge in the dead of night.