Category: Feature Stories

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


48 Rear Admiral Michelle C. Skubic present...

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

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

NAVSUP Names New Vice Commander

Today, I have the privilege of announcing the selection of Mr. Kurt J. Wendelken to replace Mr. Michael T. Madden as NAVSUP Vice Commander.

April 16, 2020

NAVSUP Vice Commander Praises People and Potential in Farewell Interview

NAVSUP Vice Commander and senior civilian Michael T. Madden reflected on his career, his accomplishments, and the future of the supply community in an interview as he prepared for his retirement January 2020 after 40 years of combined military and civilian service.

April 16, 2020

Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps Fiscal Year 2020 Commander’s Intent

Now, more than ever, we must continue the push to dominate our adversaries decisively on all fronts by directing our strengths toward Warfighting, Warfighters and the Future Fleet. The Navy is charged by Adm. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, to operate and fight well forward and dispersed. We must enable effective and sustainable employment during Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) and Dynamic Force Employment (DFE).