Retired Captain John Burkhardt, Jr., SC, USN, passed away at the age of 102. Capt. Burkhardt retired after 30 years of active naval service., while at the Headquarters, Ninth Naval District, Great Lakes, Illinois. He was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1938, transferring to the Supply Corps in 1940. Burkhardt received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy. His duty stations included USS California; USS Wasp; Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida; Staff, Commander Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Staff, Commander Fleet Air Wing 10; Staff, Commander Aircraft, Philippine Sea Frontier; Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, Washington, D.C.; Office of the Under Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.; USS Midway; Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia; Naval Supply Facility and Clothing Supply Office, Brooklyn, New York; Staff, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; Bureau of Naval Weapons, Washington, D.C.; and National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.