There is a Native American saying, "Many feet, one heart." It suggests that great things can be accomplished by those who share the same goal. This definitely applies to NDTA Chapters from coast to coast and overseas. They are a diverse group, but with similarities that far outweigh the differences of mode or mission. Throughout the year, Chapter members work hard to plan monthly meetings, fundraising events, and community outreach. They educate us. They keep us informed. They provide the platform that keeps us in touch and on target. They are our strength. Following is a sampling of program topics featured during the past year (April '07-April '08). They may prompt ideas in your neck of the woods. We regret that space prevents a complete listing.
Bernd Homann, General Manager, Marketing & Sales, BLG Automobile Logistics
"Operations in support of the US Military at the port of Bremerhaven, German" (Atlanta Chapter)
Earl Boyanton, Deputy, Under Secretary of Defense, Transportation Policy
"DOD Logistics Transformation" (Baltimore Chapter)
Capt Rik Verhaegen, Verhagen Management
"Security in the Port of Antwerp" (Benelux Chapter)
Julie Wilsey, Deputy Director for the Airport Authority, Wilmington Int'l Airport
"Future Operations and the Infrastructure" (Cape Fear Chapter)
COL Ed Visker, USA (Ret.), Deputy Cmdr., Defense Depot Susquehanna, PA and Mr. Craig Valle, LMI Gov't Consulting
"Post Conflict Logistics" (Central PA Chapter)
Tommy Pruitt, Gov't Communications and PR Director, Force Protection, Inc.
Facility Tour and Introduction to the Manufacture of MRAPs (Charleston Chapter)