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Author: Matt Monday

CW5(R) Larry Wayne Van Cleve Obituary

To Our Members:

The Ordnance Corps Association recently learned that our 3rd Ordnance Corps Regimental Chief Warrant Officer, CW5(R) Larry Wayne Van Cleve passed away on January 11th, 2024 and Graveside services were held on January 17th, 2024.

Please take a moment to read CW5 (R) Van Cleves’ memorial page to see the impact he had on our Army and Ordnance Corps over an amazing 37-year career.  

Please keep his family in your prayers.


CW5 (R) David R. Cassity

Association President

CW4 (R) Chester H. Morris

Association Director

Congratulations to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame Members

Congratulations to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame Members inducted during the 15 May 2023 ceremony and to the members selected for 2024 induction!

The Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to recognize and memorialize persons who have made a positive, significant contribution to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. Since its inception, the Hall of Fame has grown not only in membership, but also in its value to the Ordnance Corps. In addition to giving permanent recognition to those personnel who have made significant contributions to the Ordnance mission of the U.S. Army, it preserves a substantial amount of historical information about the Ordnance Corps and its distinguished contributors. Promotion of greater awareness is one of the goals of the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame. Since before the Civil War, the members of the Hall of Fame, through technological advances rarely dreamed of by man, served their country and the Ordnance Corps proudly.

2023 Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

To sponsor the 2023 USAOCA Golf Tournament at Redstone Arsenal, you can select your sponsorship level here.

If unable to pay by credit card, you may send an email to with your selection, or you may call the OCA Gift Shop 804-733-5596 10am – 2pm Tuesday – Thursday to arrange payment by check.

Payment Mailing Address:
PO Box 5251
Fort Lee, VA 23801

In your email, please list:

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The Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe Award

The Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe Award

Nomination Process Changes Effective 1 January 2023

The Nominee must be an Active Member of the Ordnance Corps Association to receive the Samuel Sharpe Award. The Nominator can obtain the 1-Year membership on behalf of the Nominee here

Any Ordnance Corps ‘Hall of Fame’ Member or Active / Retired Ordnance General Officer can serve as the Nominator and Endorser of the Samuel Sharpe Award however; the Ordnance Corps Association Active membership rule still applies for both Nominee and Nominator.

The Nominator must: 1) Be a recipient of the Samuel Sharpe Award, and 2) Be an Active member of the Ordnance Corps Association.

The Approval Authority for the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe Award is the Ordnance Corps Association President or his/her designated member of the Association Executive Council.

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Congratulations to the 2021 and 2022 Hall of Fame inductees!

16th Ordnance Battalion · 2022 Ordnance Hall of Fame was a success! Congratulations to all inducted!

The Monument is Complete

The Monument is complete, and we want to share the excitement!! Thank You all for your amazing support.