2016 NDTA awards.


NDTA has a number of awards that recognize individual and corporate members, as well as chapters and military units that have excelled in fostering the goals and aims of the Association. These awards include the NDTA Distinguished Service Awards, NDTA Corporate Distinguished Service Awards, and Military Unit of the Year Awards, among others. We congratulate this year's award winners and thank them for their contributions to the association, as well as to the greater logistics and transportation community.


COL Joseph A. Torsani, Jr., USA (Ret.)


Over the course of decades, COL Joseph A. Torsani, Jr., USA (Ret.), dedicated his time, leadership and logistics expertise to the National Defense Transportation Association. Torsani served tirelessly in key positions at the state and national levels, including the NDTA Foundation and the Council of Regional Presidents. He represented the face of the association to many members, and he helped guide the association as the nation confronted new global challenges. Torsani truly embodied NDTA's values and commitment to education, knowledge sharing and fostering the next generation of professionals.

In his memory, and in the spirit of his many contributions to the association, NDTA proudly presents the Torsani Award on a special basis to recognize many years of service to and advocacy for the association. This is the highest honor the association can bestow, and Torsani Award recipients are personally selected for extraordinary achievement by NDTA's President and confirmed by the Board of Directors. Awardees have selflessly contributed to national security endeavors in transportation, logistics and passenger travel services, especially through NDTA's collaborative efforts with the US military, government and private industry.

Alan F. Estevez

Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

The Honorable Alan F. Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is the first recipient of the NDTA Joseph A. Torsani Memorial Award for Lifetime Service & Achievement. In his capacity as a senior United States public servant, Mr. Estevez served with distinction the American people, the Department of Defense, and the transportation and logistics industries of the United States. He served in government leadership positions of increasing responsibility since 1981, first with the Department of the Army and later in his career within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has been awarded the DOD Distinguished Public Service Medal, the DOD Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the 2011 Presidential Rank Distinguished Executive Award, the 2006 Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award, two Office of the Secretary of Defense Medals for Meritorious Civilian Service (2005 and 2009), and the 2005 Service to America Medal. He has been an active member of the National Defense Transportation Association since 1986, having served in leadership positions at the national and local levels. In these capacities he has served tirelessly to further promote the ideals of the association. He is a national treasure and has made an indelible mark on the US warfighter.



Savannah Fragoso

Western Michigan University

Nathan Griffin

California State University Maritime Academy

Matthew Keene

Indiana University-Bloomington

Sydney Klein

University of Maryland, College Park

Melanie Morello

Western Michigan University

Corey Roberts

The Ohio State University


Madeline Coddington

The Ohio State University

Ethan Mills

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Olivia Rupkalvis

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nicholas Stone

Stockton University

Eileen Stribling

Appalachian State University


NDTA offers three scholarship/tuition assistance programs to NDTA members and their financial dependents.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A: To encourage good college students to study the fields of logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, and passenger travel services,

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM B: To assist high school graduates achieve their academic goals in the fields of business/ management, logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, and passenger travel services.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM C: To encourage good distance learning college students to study the fields of logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, and passenger travel services.

NDTA scholarship/tuition assistance funds can only be disbursed to an academic institution on behalf of the successful applicant. If the institution is not known at the time an application is submitted, the successful applicant must submit documentation showing that he/ she has in fact been accepted by an institution as a full-time student before disbursements can be made.


This award is presented annually to corporate members who have provided outstanding service in support of NDTA's goals and programs at the local and national levels.


Agility Defense & Government Services

American President Lines, Ltd.

American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier

Atlas Air Worldwide

Bennett Motor Express, LLC

BNSF Railway

Boyle Transportation

Crane Worldwide Logistics, LLC

Crowley Logistics, Inc.

DHL Express


Final Mile Logistics

Global Logistics Providers LLC

Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC

International Auto Logistics

Interstate Van Lines

Landstar System, Inc.


Liberty Global Logistics-Liberty Maritime

Maersk Line, Limited

National Air Cargo

Omni Air...

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