United States Navy Supply Corps Embroidered Coverall Collar Device
Criteria: The Navy Supply Corps traces its beginnings to February 23, 1795 when the nation's first Purveyor of Public Supplies, Tench Francis, Jr., was appointed by President George Washington. The Supply Corps is one of the oldest staff corps in the U.S. Navy. Supply Corps officers are concerned with supply, logistics, combat support, readiness, contracting and fiscal issues. The official motto of the Supply Corps is "Ready for Sea" - reflecting the Supply Corps' longstanding role in sustaining warfighting.
Commissioned officers in the Supply Corps are schooled and experienced in a variety of disciplines such as supply management and expeditionary logistics, inventory control, disbursement, financial management, contracting, information systems, operations analysis, material and operational logistics, fuels management, food service and physical distribution.
Supply Corps officers can be members of a ship or shore activity's supply department or can be billeted into supply units/commands. Fleet Industrial Supply Centers (FISCs) or Navy Special Warfare (SPECWAR) Logistics Groups which support the United States Navy SEALs. While Supply Corps officers are not eligible for command at sea, they can command supply units. A Supply Corps officer is always the Commanding Officer of a Naval Cargo Handling Battalion, and can also serve in forward deployed land-based units - such as the Seabees - working alongside Civil Engineer Corps officers and in a joint capacity with Marine Corps.