Logistics Officer Association Approved for Public Release – Dara Hobbs, Chief Information Officer ARLINGTON, Virginia
2021 LOA National Award Winner Announcement
Congratulations to our 2021 LOA National award winners! We are proud of their contributions to LOA and the greater Air Force mission, and look forward to celebrating their achievements at this year’s LOA Symposium, 15-18 Mar, 2022 in Salt Lake City, UT. All awards will be presented at the Symposium. www.logisticsymposium.org
Lt Gen Zettler Lifetime Achievement Award: Demonstrated sustained superior leadership in service to the Logistics Officer Association. Nominees will have at least 20 years of service in a logistics related career and at least 10 years of LOA membership.
Mrs. Mae Krier, one of the youngest of the original ‘Rosie the Riveters’
Donald E. “Gene” Kirkland, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret)
Mr. Steven J. Morani, SES, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics
Gen Babbitt National Distinguished Service Award (NDSA): The General George T. Babbitt National Distinguished Service Award recognizes LOA National members who made the greatest contributions to the furthering of LOA National’s goals and objectives.
Maj Holly Gramkow, Headquarters Air Force
Capt Evan Hanson, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Ogden
Ms. Lynda Lowin, Headquarters Air Force
Maj Gen Saunders Chapter Distinguished Service Award (CDSA): The Chapter Distinguished Service Award (CDSA) is named after Maj Gen Mary L. Saunders (Ret) and recognizes the National LOA members who made the greatest contributions in support of their local LOA Chapter activities.
Lt Eric Draudt, Kitty Hawk Chapter
Chapter of the Year Awards: Recognizes chapters who support national goals and objectives, innovative programs for supporting their membership, mentorship, exchange programs, professional development tours, and community support.
Lt Gen Wetekam Chapter of the Year Award (Large Chapter): Wasatch Warrior Chapter, Hill AFB
Mrs. Tune Chapter of the Year Award (Medium Chapter): Air Capital Chapter, McConnell AFB
Col Hass Chapter of the Year Award (Small Chapter): Kitty Hawk Chapter, Seymour Johnson AFB
Maj Gen Marcelite Harris Trailblazer Awards: Any individual or team from military, government, civilian, academic, or industry that has developed an innovative idea or solution within or supporting the Air Force Logistics enterprise. Illustrate the nomination’s “trailblazing character” by describing how the innovation improved or benefited an aspect of the Logistics enterprise. Innovative ideas and solutions can be from any sector or category and include (not all inclusive): maintenance, deployment, distribution, transportation, life-cycle logistics, retail or wholesale supply chain management, sustainment planning and delivery/execution, information technology, cyber security, systems research and development, systems testing, resource planning and investment as well as government policy and corporate governance.
Military Government Team: Saber Spark Cell (TSgt Matthew Connelly, MSgt Brianna Miller, MSgt Jason Yunker, MSgt Timothy Peters, SMSgt Brent Kenny, SSgt Ryan Amador, TSgt Anthony Cicchino, TSgt Eric Stoner, SSgt Fidel Perz, TSgt Jessie Leuschel, and SSgt David Brozovsky) – Spangdahlem AB
Military Individual Award: MSgt Ashley McCarthy, Seymour Johnson AFB
Government Civilian Individual Award: Jay Breyer, Tesseract LNO
Academic Team: Ohio State University (OSU) Metamorphic Manufacturing – (Dr. Glenn Daehn, Capt Justin Pilant, 1st Lt Eric Draudt)
Small Business Team: Stanford’s Hacking 4 Defense with 4 LRS (SJAFB) – (Jordi Vila Hernandez de Lorenzo, Jack Hochschild, Jeff Jang, 1st Lt Sara Loveless, MSgt Ashley McCarthy, and Dilan Nana)
Industry Team (Mid to Large) Joint Award Winners: Dynepic Inc (Krissa Watry) & AETC/A9 Det 23 (Maj Jesse Johnson, Capt Paulina Morales, CMSgt Christopher Vaughan, SMSgt Aaron Williams, SMSgt Thomas Crider, MSgt Dustin Smith, MSgt Jason Farrell, TSgt Casey Michaski, SSgt Kevin Lassen, SSgt Renee Scherf, Ms. Jessica Gonzalez, Ms. Riva Dumas-Ogletree)
2022 LOA Scholarship Winners: The Logistics Officer Association (LOA) Scholarship Program is designed to promote education for junior enlisted, officers and civilians of the Armed Forces in the logistics and acquisition career fields. Each recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
Lt Layton Graves, National Capital Region
SMSgt Raymond Chamberlain, Northern Lights
MSgt Steven Schrader, Northern Lights
TSgt Joshua Colley, Sonoran Chapter
SSgt Nicholas Rousseau, Crossroads Chapter
SrA Lauren Vacila, Low Country Chapter
SrA Colton Ingle, Northern Lights
Major General Hugh J. Knerr Exceptional Author Award: The Exceptional Writer Award is awarded to the author(s) of the best article published in the Exceptional Release during a calendar year. The winners are selected by the Exceptional Release editorial team for each of the following categories: Field Grade Officer, Company Grade Officer, Enlisted, and both Industry and DoD civilians. Winners will be announced at a later date.