The General George T. Babbitt National Distinguished Service Award recognizes up to two LOA National members who made the greatest contributions to the furthering of LOA National’s goals and objectives during previous year.
General Babbitt was commissioned in 1965 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Washington. He trained as an aircraft maintenance officer and served as officer in charge of fighter flight lines in the United States, the Pacific and Europe. He twice commanded aircraft maintenance squadrons and was deputy commander for maintenance of a European F-15 wing.
General Babbitt retired on 1 June 2000 as commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. His assignments include director of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va, deputy chief of staff for logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; deputy director for materiel management, Defense Logistics Agency; director of supply, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and director of logistics for both Headquarters Air Training Command and Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
Maj Evin Greensfelder Ms. Jennifer Fletcher
Capt Jared “Boyd” Stewart
Capt Ryan VanArtsdalen Capt Daniel Boeke
2017 Brad Leonard Capt Tyner Apt
2016 Maj Dara Hobbs (LOA) Capt Shawna Matthys (AOA) Capt Richard Hanberg (AOA)
2015 Capt Carrie Kerner 1Lt David Loska
2014 Lt Col Rich Fletcher Maj Steve LeBlanc
2013 Lt Col Timothy Gillaspie Capt James Harris
2012 Ms. Lynn Arias Capt Abbi Johnson
2011 Mr. Dave Miller
2010 Maj Greg Lowe Col (Ret) Bob Drewitt
2009 Colonel Dennis Daley Lieutenant Colonel Terry Dyess
2008 Brig Gen Art Cameron III Maj Jeff Martin
2007 Lt Col Doug Cato Ms. Wendy Kinsley Yonce
2006 Major Mike Dailey Capt Dave Goode
2005 Capt Randy Schwinler Maj Rob Bandstra
2004 Col Carmen Mezzacappa Lt Col Tracy Smiedendorf
2003 Lt Col Richard Schwing Maj Kevin Sampels
2002 Col Jim Hass Col (Ret) Joanne M. Flanigan Col (Ret) Mark Roddy Lt Col Reggie Hall Lt Col (Ret) Diana E. Francois
2001 Lt Col Rob Belknap Lt Col James Hannon Maj Julie Plummer Capt JD DuVall Capt Stephanie Halcrow Capt Dana Pelletier
2000 Col Kent Mueller Col Jeff Snyder Lt Col Vic Wager Capt Brad Garcia Capt George Sherwood Ms. Deborah Pauly Capt Brian Fox Col (Ret) Jim Maher Capt Ben Davis
Chapter Distinguished Service Award
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. Each active LOA Chapter President (or chapter senior advisor in the rank of Col or above) may nominate one of their chapter members for the Maj Gen Mary L. Saunders award.
Maj. Gen. Mary L. Saunders retired 1 Oct 2005 as the Vice Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. The agency provides to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other federal agencies, a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services in peacetime and war. These services include logistics information; materiel management; procurement; warehousing and distribution of spare parts, food, clothing, medical supplies and fuel; reutilization of surplus military materiel; and document automation and production. Ap proximately 23,300 civilian and military personnel perform this worldwide mission.
Lt Col Jerry Ottinger
Capt Katherine Brugler
1Lt Charles Apt 2Lt Mitchel Hughes Capt Rachel Weiler
2017 1Lt Nicholas Hufnagel Maj Kevin Walton Capt Christina Salinas
2016 Major Vanessa Nichols – Lightning Chapter Mr. Jim Marsh – Wright Brothers Chapter
2016 Capt Jason Loucks (Tinker)
2014 1st Lt Brin Anderson (Travis) Capt Tyner Morales (Moody)
2013 Capt Joshua Paluch Lt Jordan Passmore
2012 Maj Andrew Hackleman Maj Timothy Dodson Mr Richard Bliss
2011 Maj John Adams 1st Lt Robert Berry 1st Lt Ashley Maddox
2010 Lt Col Lawrence “Ley” Havird Mr. Bradley J. Leonard
2009 Col Richard Schwing Capt Ernest Cage
2008 Maj James McArthur
2007 Lt Col Tom Sadlo Lt Col Rodney Mason
2006 Capt Heather Cooley Lt Sean Bojanowski Lt Philip Rozenski
2005 Capt Kevin Kudrna Lt Col Deb Meserve Ms Deb Tharp
2004 Maj Timothy Petitt Maj Eugene (Gene) Carter Capt Debra Perry
2003 Maj Gen Mary L. Saunders Maj David Dutcher Maj Kathy Goforth Capt JD DuVall
Acquisition Professionals of the Year Awards
The Acquisition Officer Association is proud to sponsor three awards recognizing two of our outstanding acquisition professionals as well as AOA chapter of the year. These awards are given to those that have personified the three pillars of AOA (network, educate, and mentor) to the maximum extent possible while fostering an environment of innovation within the acquisition workforce and their communities.
2018 Mr. Dylan Dalton, Robins AFB – Civilian Acquisition Professional of the Year Capt Paul Goolsby, Tinker AFB – Military Acquisition Professional of the Year
Chapter of the Year Awards
Each officially-recognized LOA Chapter with at least 10 active National Members may submit a nomination package. There are 3 categories of this award, Large, Medium and Small. On July 1st of each calendar year, LOA National will calculate chapter membership and this will be emailed to all chapter leaders so they know which category their chapter will be competing in.
The Large Chapter of the Year award is named after Lt Gen Donald J. Wetekam.
The Medium Chapter of the Year award is named after Ms. Deb Tune.
The Small Chapter of the Year award is named after Col James L. Hass.
Acquisition Chapter of the Year award
Lt Gen Leo Marquez Chapter, Kirtland AFB – Small Chapter of the Year (Col Hass Award) Sonoran Chapter, Luke AFB – Medium Chapter of the Year (Ms. Deb Tune Award) Wasatch Warrior Chapter, Hill AFB – Large Chapter of the Year (Lt Gen Wetekam Award)
Lightning Chapter, MacDill AFB – Small Chapter of the Year (Col Hass Award) Northern Lights Chapter, JB Elmendorf – Medium Chapter of the Year (Ms. Deb Tune Award) Wasatch Warrior Chapter, Hill AFB – Large Chapter of the Year (Lt Gen Wetekam Award)
Lone Star Chapter, Small Chapter of the Year (Col Hass Award) Northern Lights Chapter, Medium Chapter of the Year (Ms. Deb Tune Award) Wright Brothers Chapter, Large Chapter of the Year (Lt Gen Wetekam Award) Trailblazer Chapter, Robins AFB, Acquisition Chapter of the Year (AOA Award)
2017 Sonoran Chapter, Small Chapter of the Year (Col Hass Award) Northern Lights Chapter, Medium Chapter of the Year (Ms. Deb Tune Award) Crossroads Chapter, Large Chapter of the Year (Lt Gen Wetekam Award)
2016: Lt Gen Leo Marquez Chapter, Small Chapter of the Year (Col Hass Award) Rainier Chapter, Medium Chapter of the Year (Ms. Deb Tune Award) Wright Brothers Chapter, Large Chapter of the Year (Lt Gen Wetekam Award)
2015: Moody Flying Tigers Chapter, Small Chapter of the Year (Col Hass Award) Hill Wasatch Warrior Chapter, Medium Chapter of the Year (Ms. Deb Tune Award) Tinker Crossroads Chapter, Large Chapter of the Year (Lt Gen Wetekam Award)
2014: Moody Flying Tigers Chapter, Small Chapter (Col Hass Award) Hill Wasatch Warrior Chapter, Medium Chapter (Ms. Deb Tune Award) JBLE (Langley) Tidewater Chapter, Large Chapter Lt Gen Wetekam Award)
2013: Charleston Globemaster Chapter, Small Chapter (Col Hass Award) DLA Fort Belvoir Mount Vernon Chapter, Medium Chapter (Ms. Deb Tune Award) Wright-Patterson Wright Brothers Chapter, Large Chapter (Lt Gen Wetekam Award)
Military Team – 58 MXG Innovation Team
Individual – Lt Matthew Carpenter, AFRL
Industry Team (Joint Military / Industry) – AFRL DOGTAG & AEGIS (Digitally Optimized Geospatial & Tactical Airfield (DOGTAG))
Inclusion of contractors does not reflect an endorsement by the US Gov / US Air Force
Lifetime Achievement Award
The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to recognize members of the Logistics Officer Association who have demonstrated sustained superior leadership in service to this organization. The award is named after Lt Gen Michael E. Zettler. The nominees for this award will have at least 20 years of service in a logistics-related career and also at least 10 years of membership in the LOA. Each LOA Chapter president and LOA Executive Committee member may submit a nominee for this award.
Lt. Gen. Michael E. Zettler (Ret) was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Zettler (Ret) was responsible to the Chief of Staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force civil engineering, communications operations, services, supply, transportation, maintenance, and munitions policies and resourcing to enhance productivity and combat readiness while improving quality of life for Air Force people.
Ms. Pam Valdez Lt Gen (Ret) John B. Cooper
Ms. Laura Estep Col (Retired) Jeffrey Decker
Maj Gen (Ret) David P. Gillet Brig Gen (Ret) Evan Miller Lt Col (Ret) Donna Parry
2017 Lt Col Chris Boring Lt Gen (Ret) Judith A. Fedder Lt Gen (Ret) Loren M. Reno Ms. Debra K. Tune, SES Retired
2016 Maj Gen (Ret) Kevin J. Sullivan
2015 Lt Gen (ret) Don Wetekam
2014 Maj Gen (ret) Robert McMahon
2013 Maj Gen (ret) Kathleen D. Close Lt Col (ret) Jondavid M. Duvall
2012 Brig Gen (ret) Art Cameron
2011 Col (ret) Lori Hill Col (ret) Luke Gill
2010 Lt Gen (ret) Terry Gabreski Maj Gen (ret) Lew Curtis Mr. Hector Gavilla
2009 Col (ret) Mary Parker
2008 Col (ret) Richard Stocchetti Col (ret) James Hannon
2007 Maj Gen Arthur Morrill Col (ret) Mark Roddy
2006 Col (ret) Geary Wallace Col (ret) Kent Mueller
2005 Col (ret) Rick Dugan Col (ret) Diana Francois Col (ret) Denny Portz
2004 Col (ret) Jim Hass Col (ret) Joanne Flanigan
2003 Lt Gen Michael E. Zettler Lt Gen (ret) Leo Marquez Col Carmen Mezzacappa Lt Col (ret) Ray Reed
The Major General Hugh J Knerr Exceptional AuthorAward
2018 Field Grade Officer Category: Maj Jeff Newcamp,Active Fleet Management for an Aging Air Force
Company Grade Officer Category: Capt Philip Lere, Theoretical Framework for Building Logistics Enterprise Confidence in Partner Forces: The Afghan Case
Civilian Category: Linda Szabo, Capt Travis Hollin, Gene Matthew, Mobility Air Forces (MAF) Logistics Capability Gap and a Vision for the Future
2017 Field Grade Officer Category: Lt Col William Kossick & Lt Col Matthew Douglas,Developing and Advising Afghan Air Force Sustainment Capability: Four Axioms of Air Advisors
Company Grade Officer Category: Capt Jason Castleberry, Lessons Learned during Lieutenantship
Civilian Category: Mr. Andrew Dingee, A Marine’s Story of Aircraft Woes and How Augmented and Virtual Technology Can Help.
Honorable Mentions: Mr. Branden Copeland, KC-135 Programmed Depot Maintenance Structures Gate: Peace Through Superior Processes!
Capt Daniel Dale, Simplicity: Logistics Lessons From a Refugee Camp
Maj James Chevalier, Michael Pasaretti, and Alexis Greenwood, Repair Network Integration: Hydraulic Product Repair Group Metrics
2016 Ms. Pam Valdez, Maj Gen Warren Berry, and Lt Col Liz Clay, KC-46A Tanker Increases Maintenance Efficiency
Captain Brint Ingersoll, “Shifting the Bottleneck: Logistics Lessons from Nepal”
Major Jonathon E. Menashi, “Training the Joint Loggie: Enabling Global Agility Across the Joint Logistics Enterprise”
2015 Field Grade Officer Category: Lt Col Tim Pettit & CMSgt Brian Tobin, Strategic management throughout a Weapon System’s Life Cycle: The Case for Supply Chain Resilience (Winter 2014)
Company Grade Officer Category: Capt Russell Williams, Organic Airlift vs MILAUG: What’s the Score? (Spring 2015)
Civilian Category: Ms. Kimberly Woodruff, Back into the Blue: The B-52 Regeneration Project (Spring 2015)
Honorable Mention: TSgt Richard Liveoak, AFSO21 Event for Osan’s A-10 Phase Dock (Winter 2014)
2014 Field Grade Officer Category: Major Michael Boswell, Spring 2014, Leading in a New Era of Fiscal Change
Company Grade Officer Category: Captain Dan Whalen, Spring 2014, Continuous Process Improvement in a Complex Environment
Civilian Category: Mr. Steven Morani and Mr. Bill Black, Winter 2013, Evolving Maintenance Data Sharing to fully Support the Joint Logistics Enterprise
Honorable Mention: MSgt Chad Ohr, Winter 2013, Vehicle Fuels Inspections of the Future