SALT LAKE CITY – The Logistics Officer Association is thrilled to bring our LOA Family back together after a two-year hiatus to celebrate 40 years of premier professional development at this year’s symposium March 15-18, 2022.
LOA’s vision is to provide the arena to connect logisticians to ideas and each other, and we will do that through our mission to cultivate professional development opportunities for logistics professionals across the Department of Defense, industry, and academia to collaborate and grow.
We work year-round to achieve our mission through three focused lines of effort: engagement, professional development, and education. You will notice these themes showcased throughout the week.
Symposium attendees will also become familiar with the LOA L.I.V.E. Model.
Leadership: the cornerstone for success in Logistics. We are all charged to lead with courage, tenacity, and integrity.
Innovation: we must continue to evolve and think outside the box to meet the unique challenges presented by military service in the 21st century. We must internalize our responsibility to the American people to be forward thinkers, and effective and efficient in our processes and solutions.
Velocity: we must accelerate to compete in the ever-changing global arena or we risk the potential to be out-paced by our adversaries. Velocity applies not only to people and processes, but also to ideas, education, and training.
Excellence: as members of the Profession of Arms we must always maintain the highest standards of integrity, performance, and leadership.
LOA is exceptionally fortunate to welcome this year’s keynote speaker Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall. We look forward to all of our distinguished speakers who will focus on this year’s symposium theme: Logistics…Accelerating Change and Sustaining Dominance.
I would like to thank all of our corporate partners, especially our platinum-level sponsors Boeing and Northrop Grumman, our diamond-level sponsors Lockheed Martin and Salesforce, our gold-level sponsors INFOR and AFSC Software Enterprise, and our silver-level sponsor GE Aviation. Additional thanks to all of our scholarship donors, especially, Boeing, CGI, Connected Alliances, D3 Air & Space Operations, Goldratt Consulting, KPMG, Linquest, Pratt & Whitney, and Robbins-Gioia LLC. Our industry partners make this symposium possible.
We have dedicated an hour Wednesday evening for distinguished guests O-6 or equivalent and higher to visit the exhibit hall and network with our industry partners. Please take the time to visit their booths and learn about their newest technologies.
The symposium kicks off Tuesday with LOA University. Under the leadership of our Chief Learning Officer, Jerry Ottinger, LOAU will feature four graduate-style professional development courses focused on Conducting Logistics While Under Attack, Supply Chain Risk Management, Theory of Constraints, and Agile Combat Employment.
I would like to extend special thanks to our dedicated Symposium Co-Chairs Christopher Carmichael, Andrea Truman, and Evan Hanson, and the entire EventPower team for making this symposium a reality.
We are thrilled to celebrate LOA’s 40th Anniversary with each of you. I hope you enjoy reconnecting with friends and mentors and taking time away from your busy schedules to reflect on each of your roles in accelerating change and sustaining Logistics dominance.
JASON M. KALIN President, Logistics Officer Association