Industry Series: “Transitioning from the Military to your Next Mission in the Private Sector” featuring Northrop Grumman Corporation


Mark your calendars and schedule a LOA Chapter Meeting to support LOA’s next Industry Series event on 13 May 2015 from 1130-1300 EST.

Meet Me Number: 712-432-1212 | Meeting ID: 358-952-764

This event will be moderated by Dennis Dabney, Chief Learning Officer and includes the following Northrop Grumman speakers
•             Michele Neiman, Director, Talent Acquisition for Technical Services
•             Monte Comer, Senior Recruiter
•             Rob Sova, Program Manager
•             Jim Sutton, Director, Global Relations

Login to your LOA Account for Bios, Presentation, and an exclusive link to apply for Northrop Grumman jobs at

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,

LOA2015’s theme is Leadership, Innovation, Velocity, and Excellence (LIVE). The LOA Symposium team is led by Col Eric Ellymer and Col Rick Dugan, 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!

LOA 5K/10K Race is Live!
Races for Awareness is pleased to host the 2015 LOA Symposium Virtual  5K / 10K Run again this year. This virtual run is brought to you on behalf of the Logistics Officer Association to raise funds for the LOA scholarship and professional development fund.  This is the only way to get your LOA 2015 Symposium Coin.  Buy one now at and click on the LOA 5K/10K link.

LOA SCHOLARSHIPS Deadline is 1 Sep 2015
Did you know there are two categories for LOA scholarships?  The two categories are CAT I, chapter nominations and CAT II, written article submissions.  Many previous recipients have helped their local LOA chapters and are active in the local community.  Check out the LOA-G…and start prepping your deserving logisticians now.  Link:

LOA AWARDS are due 1 Sep 2015
Are you tracking what your LOA members are doing this year?  Previous winners have active chapters, give back to both LOA and the larger community, and help on the national levels in education, mentoring and leadership.  Take a moment to review the LOA-G…and start prepping your deserving logisticians now. We will not be extending 2015 deadlines.  Link:

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.

Membership Officers Update from Maj Ernest Cage & Maj Alex Mol
We have three membership items relating to our new membership database and website: user information update request, payment reminders, and personal chapter updates.

You may have noticed an email from us recently asking you to update your information with LOA.  We recently changed our database and website manager and want to ensure that the data we have in the system–the same data representing you as well–is clean and correct.  Additionally, our new system will send out payment reminders when your dues are set to expire soon.  This is a great new feature that will allow you to see when your dues are set to expire.  Finally, once you set your log-in, you can update your chapter preferences.  This is critical as we will resume our chapter membership rewards program and want to ensure your chapter receives the funds from your membership.

If you have any membership issues, you can contact our Membership team of Major Ernest Cage and Major Alex Mol at

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!

AF Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AF COOL)
The AF Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AF COOL) website is an important addition to the Air Force Virtual Education Center that will help airmen navigate through the various civilian credentialing opportunities that are available for their control/duty AFSCs.  AF COOL provides a one-stop for airmen to explore credentials recognized by the civilian community that can enhance airmen’s current performance in their AF job as well help prepare for civilian employment.

Did you know that APICS’ Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is eligible to be funded under AF COOL, for up to $4500, for enlisted service personnel in the AF?  A certification in supply management or inventory management would be great for NCOs and SNCOs who are supporting operations at base level, Depots, and Product Centers as well as preparing them for their Next Mission in the Private Sector.  Be sure to share the word with our enlisted force!

More info about AF COOL is available at:
More info about APICS is available at: