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June 2, 2020

WOMEN AFLOAT … A SUPPLY CORPS (AT) SEA STORY

I recently received a “Flash from the Chief,” from Rear Adm. Mike Lyden, announcing that one of the first women officers going aboard a submarine as ship’s company would be a Supply Corps officer. The Navy has changed since I retired in 1991. At that time, women had been allowed to go aboard non-combatants since 1978, but it would not be until 1994 that they could serve aboard combatants.

June 1, 2020

EISENHOWER’S SUPPLY DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE FOR 225TH BIRTHDAY

The aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Supply Department offers services essential to Sailors’ missions and morale; from serving 24,000 meals a day, to the upkeep of laundry, and the sorting and organization of all parts, material and equipment coming aboard or departing the ship.

June 1, 2020

RESUPPLY FROM THE DEEP – THE GERMAN MILCHKUH (MILK COWS)

The problem of delivering logistics support in contested environments keeps military leaders up at night! Stealth Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships and submerged caches of war materiel are the providence of today’s war planners and logistics futurists. These are not new ideas though; more than 70 years ago logisticians from the German navy launched their own submerged logistics fleet.

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

CHIEFS OF SUPPLY CORPS

48 Rear Admiral Michelle C. Skubic present...

April 24, 2020

THE SUPPLY CORPS DOCTRINE AND OBJECTIVES

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.