LOA2015’s theme is Leadership, Innovation, Velocity, and Excellence (LIVE). The LOA Symposium team is led by Col Eric Ellymer and Col Rick Duggan, Retired. Based upon your feedback last year there will be more to experience and LOA is committed to keeping our Rock Bottom pricing for active duty and government civilians! On top of that LOA members will receive an additional discount off their registration fees!

National Board Staff Announcements

The Executive Board made the following National Staff assignments at the Jan 2015 Strategic Off-site:

Chief Operating Officer – Jondavid DuVall, Lt Col, Retired
Chief Learning Officer – Col Dennis Dabney
Symposium Chairs – Col Eric Ellymer and Rick Dugan, Col, Retired
Membership Officer – Maj Ernest Cage
Chapter Ambassadors – Capt Carrie Kerner and Mr. Lance Winner
Total Force Integrator – Maj Camille LaDrew
Business Development Manager – Lt Col Tricia Van Den Top
Business Development Manager – Louis Littleton, Major, Retired

Chief Operating Officer Announcement:

The Logistics Officer Association is pleased to announce that Jondavid DuVall, Lt Col, Retired, will continue a long tradition of service to LOA and serve as our Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. DuVall currently works for Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida. As COO, Mr. DuVall reports directly to the National Executive Board and will provide leadership and continuity for the day-to-day operational and programmatic needs of the organization in achieving our vision and mission. Mr. DuVall works closely with the National Executive Board to insure seamless delivery on the strategic plan; implements annual organizational plan, leads, manages, and develops the staff; leads execution of programs and services; and coordinates daily operations and internal systems. Mr. DuVall will continue to serve as our Chief Technology Officer as LOA continues to build member value.

In addition to traditional Staff, Financial, Project, and Operational Management, Mr. DuVall will focus on the following responsibilities:

• Responsible for the business development, information technology, business analytics, membership and sales functions of the organization.
• Develops and executes strategic and tactical communication plans for over 70 domestic and international chapters.

Chief Learning Officer Announcement:

LOA would like to thank Mr David Koch (USAF Col, ret) for his two years of service on the National Board rolling out the newly minted Chief Learning Officer (CLO) position. Under his tenure, David helped refine LOA University, started an Industry-LOA Chapter monthly Speaking Series and developed a LOA partnership with APICS (American Production and Inventory Control), in an effort to bring access to a highly credible professional certification opportunity to our members. We are so thankful for his dedication and commitment while also serving in senior civil service levels at the Defense Logistics Agency.

We welcome Col Dennis Dabney as our new CLO, a lifetime member of LOA who has served on the National Board as the Symposium Chair two times. Col Dabney is currently serving in OSD in the Maintenance Policy discipline. He brings a wealth of education and training with him as a career Aircraft Maintenance Officer and graduated Maintenance Group Commander.

We are so thankful for David’s leadership and selfless commitment to LOA and look forward to Dennis’ leadership and new ideas as we continue to develop and support LOA and its mighty Logisticians.

Website Evolution:

While most will perceive LOA’s new brand as a simple change it is has actually been a journey of innovation, member feedback, and the organization’s commitment to the development of our members. Over the past couple of years, LOA has taken a hard look at our business processes, balance sheet, and never ending ‘wish list’ of requirements. We have been able to scale back on those nice to haves that never delivered a return on investment, identified our core business areas, and invested our time, talents, and resources towards what makes LOA great, YOU!

Granted members will have to learn and experience our new website but with your feedback we will be able to tweak it so it is intuitive. We have decades of content to load back onto the site like all of the ERs and symposium/conference photos and we have decades of new content to come.

Exceptional Release Update

Lt Col Jim Dorn’s overall goal for the ER staff is to produce and constantly improve the journal. We want people to want to read it, not just thumb through it. We also want the journal to be relevant and make people think. In keeping with Jim’s “Paint the Wall” theme, the board put a long term solution in place so we can get the electronic version of the ER accessible to members on government computer systems. Yes, that mean you will be able to download the PDF versions directly from the LOA website! Understand we have years and years and years of ERs to get back online. LOA will continue to deliver the ER in an e-reader format but we plan to put every issue back in the shelf for our members.

Symposium Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers

Vendor space is filling up fast, sponsors be sure to contact Laurie Powell at or (703) 740-1940 to lock in your participation and support for this pivotal symposium.

Chapter Leaders Call to Action

Please contact our Chapter Ambassadors, Capt Carrie Kerner and Mr. Lance Winner, at to update your chapter leader information. This is important for your chapter to be eligible for upcoming Chapter Rewards. Don’t miss out!

LOA National Elections: Call for Nominations due 4 May 2015

We invite you to participate in our Call for Nominations for LOA National Executive Board President & Chief Financial Officer positions. LOA members wishing to nominate a deserving individual should submit the nomination information to Ms. Lynn Arias,

2015 Logistics Officer Association Strategic Plan

In 2015, the Logistics Officer Association (LOA) will keep with its traditions that started in the early 1980s to provide a unique leadership, professional development and education experience for our members while remaining committed to fostering the next generation of logisticians through our scholarship opportunities.

LOA is uniquely positioned to bring our private industry, civilian, active, guard and reserve disciplines together to discover solutions that solve logistics challenges within the dynamic joint community. By fusing education, mentorship and leadership in our national venues, chapter events and developmental education we assure logistics leaders embody excellence, innovation and can handle the velocity demands of our services. Read the entire document.

LOA SCHOLARSHIPS Deadline is 1 Sep 2015

The Logistics Officer Association (LOA) Scholarship Program is designed to promote education for junior enlisted, officers and civilians of the Armed Forces in logistics career fields. We challenge EVERY LOA chapter to nominate at least one deserving Airman this year.

LOA Chapter & Individual Awards are due 1 Sep 2015

The LOA National Awards Program recognizes chapters that excelled in fostering the LOA National goals and objectives, and recognizes individuals who exhibited superior chapter or national level leadership.

1. Lt Gen Wetekam Chapter of the Year Award (Large Chapter)
2. Mrs. Tune Chapter of the Year Award (Medium Chapter)
3. Col Hass Chapter of the Year Award (Small Chapter)
4. Gen Babbitt National Distinguished Service Award (NDSA)
5. Maj Gen Saunders Chapter Distinguished Service Award (CDSA)
6. Lt Gen Zettler Lifetime Achievement Award