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Welcome 64th Annual NDTA Forum & Expo Washington, DC.

Welcome to NDTA's first forum in Washington, DC, since 1978. Why Washington, DC? For all that the late night pundits may joke about it, and, indeed, for all the frustration we sometimes feel about it, it is the seat of our Government, and the headquarters of DOD, and it is where critical decisions of war and peace are made. These decisions obviously impact all of us as citizens, and also, in the context of the NDTA forum meetings, significantly impact our businesses as suppliers of transportation and logistics services to DOD.


We are clearly in the midst of major decisions and great change, as the US finalizes the withdrawal from Iraq, determines the winning way ahead in Afghanistan, deals with dangerous developments elsewhere in the Mideast and the world, and manages it all in the context of improving but still difficult economic conditions and huge Government deficits and growing debt.

More pointedly, speaking to the issue of future Defense budgets in the context of all of the above, Secretary Gates has recently stated, "The gusher has been turned off, and will stay off for a good period of time."

Following that, Pentagon Acquisition Chief Ashton Carter has since engaged with NDTA and other associations and major defense contractors and challenged all of us "to do more without more." To say that we all face major challenges in our future business models with DOD would be a considerable understatement.

The theme of this year's Forum--THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX--could not be more appropriate as we face the complex transportation and logistics challenges created by great change, tough challenges, and difficult conditions. We must all be creative, innovative, and supportive as we deal with the transportation and logistics issues of the future, with a focus, as always, on value to the customer and support to the warfighter.

The 2010 NDTA Forum and Expo program is designed to meet these challenges by virtue of its venue and its programming. Session topics tackle serious topics, Expo displays introduce the latest trends and services, and keynote speakers represent senior level leadership from the DOD, the DOT, and Industry. You might also experience a few surprise appearances.

Please enjoy what will be a very substantive Forum in Washington, DC. Thank you all for attending and for your support of NDTA.


RADM Mark F. Heinrich, USN, SC


Fleet & Industrial Supply Chain Centers


Alexander ("Alex") Wakefield

Strategic Account Manager RedPrairie


Take a look around. The Best and the Brightest are in clear sight. They are the Students, Soldiers, and Employees who comprise our A-35 Membership. They are enrolled in High Schools and Colleges and Online Programs across the country. They serve in our armed forces around the world. They staff offices, work in the field, or sometimes just across the hall. NDTA is proud to count these talented individuals among our ranks and also to recognize student achievements and ambitions through our NDTA Scholarship Awards Program.

The Forum Welcome GRAM, which is distributed in tote bags at the Forum Registration Desk, includes essay excerpts from some of our 2010 Scholarship Recipients. They come to us from our Scott-St. Louis Chapter. We know you will enjoy reading about their dreams and desires as they embark upon on then-career path. It's a small sampling--we wish we could reprint all student essays--but it represents the GREAT talent that underscores all of our NDTA Scholarship Recipients.

Thank You for joining the Forum Festivities and for Celebrating NDTA's Year of the Young Professional


EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS As of August 25, 2010. Please see additional listings in the Forum Exhibitors and Sponsors Directory


AAT Carriers, Inc.

ABF Freight System, Inc.

Accor Hotels


Aggreko International

Agility DGS

Air Compassion for Veterans

AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.

AKA Luxury Suites

American Military University

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier


Army Materiel Command

Atlas Air

Avis Budget Group

Bennett Motor Express, LLC

Bertling Logistics, Inc.


Boyle Transportation

Cavalier Logistics

Central Gulf Lines, Inc.

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Coastal Maritime Stevedoring, LLC

Colorado Technical University

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp.

Covenant Transport

Coyote Logistics, LLC


DB Schenker

Defense Travel Management Office

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

DHL Express (USA) Inc

DHL Global Forwarding

DLA Distribution

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

EADS North America


Expeditors International of Washington, Inc

Express-1, Inc.

Farrell Lines

FedEx Custom Critical

FedEx Services

Final Mile Logistics, Inc.

FMN Logistics

General Dynamics Information Technology


Global Maritime & Transportation School

Goverline Logistics

Government Liquidation

Greatwide Truckload Management

The Hertz Corporation

Hilton Worldwide

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Horizon Lines


Hub Group



Innovative Green Solutions

Intermodal Structures

J.B. Hunt

Joan Brown

Kalitta Charters

Kuehne + Nagel

Landstar Transportation Logistics


Lockheed Martin

LTD Management Company, LLC

M2 Transport

Maersk Line, Limited

Marriott Tampa Airport



McCollister's Transportation Group

Mercer Transportation Company, Inc.

Mi-Jack Products

Military Sealift Command

National Air Cargo


Navy Federal Credit Union

NDTA - Headquarters - A-35

NDTA - Valley of the Sun Chapter

NDTA - Washington, DC Chapter

NIPRNet Globe Services

Norfolk Southern

Omega World Travel

ORBIS Corporation

OTO Hospitality Development

Overwatch, Inc.

Panalpina, Inc.

Panther Expedited Services, Inc.

The Parking Spot

The Pasha Group

Pilot Freight Services



Port of Port Arthur

Port of San Diego

Priority Solutions International

Providence Hospitality Partners

R & R Trucking

Radiant Logistics Partners

Raith-CTS Logistics

Reserve Officers Association

Ridgeway International, USA Inc.

Rock-It Cargo USA


Savi, A Lockheed Martin Company

Scan Logistix, Inc.

Sealed Air Corporation

SkyBitz, Inc.


Suite Solutions

Supreme Group USA

Total Quality Logistics

Totem Ocean Trailer Express

Trailer Transit

Transportation Security Administration

U.S. Bank

United Van Lines

Universal Truckload Services, Inc.



US Department of Homeland Security




Vocollect, Inc.

Worldwide Aeros Corporation

YRC Worldwide


Ashford University

Capitol College

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

George Washington University

Montgomery College

Old Dominion University--Maritime Ports/Logistics

Stratford University

University of Denver--Intermodal Transportation

Walder University


The Boar's Head

Carlson Hotels

Country Inn & Suites

Globetrotter Travel Mgmt. Services

Grand Hyatt Washington

Heritage Hospitality

Highgate Hotels

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda

Hilton Silver Spring

Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach

Homewood Suites by Hilton, DC

Hotel Monticello

Hyatt Arlington

Hyatt Dulles

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Hyatt Summerfield Suites Gaithersburg

Marriott Chesapeake

The Melrose Hotel

The Park Vista, A Doubletree Hotel

Phoenix Park Hotel

The River Inn

Sheraton Charleston Airport Hotel

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Westin Virginia Beach Tower Center

Wyndham Gettysburg


American Military University

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier


Avis Budget Group

Baggett Transportation Company

Bennett Motor Express, LLC

Best Western International

BNSF Railway

Chalich Trucking Inc.

CorTrans Logistics

CSX Transportation



DB Schenker

Delta Air Lines

DHL Global Forwarding

Extended Stay Hotels


FMN Logistics

Gaylord National Harbor Hotel

The Hertz Corporation



Kansas City Southern Railway

KGL Forwarding

Landstar Transportation Logistics

Lockheed Martin

Maersk Line, Limited


National Air Cargo

Norfolk Southern

Omega World Travel

The Pasha Group

Pilot Freight Services

Port of Port Arthur

R&R Trucking


Southwest Airlines

Supreme Group USA

Transportation Institute

Union Pacific Railroad


YRC Worldwide



Going Green! Greening the Supply Chain

Robert St. Thomas, Business Development Executive, IBM Global Business Services

Northern Distribution Network Operations

LTG Robert Dail, USA (Ret.) President, Supreme Group, USA

Emergency Logistics - Haiti

COL Kevin Kachinski, USA, Chief, West Division, USTRANSCOM J3-W

Leadership Lessons for Young Professionals

VADM David L. Brewer III, USN (Ret) The Brewer Leadership Group, LLC

Educating the Next Generation of Strategic Logisticians

Maj. Gen. James A. Hawkins, USAF (Ret.) Deputy Director for Strategic Logistics, J-4, The Joint Staff

What Today's TMO & Government Travelers Need to Know

Dr. G.R. ("Rocky") Mobaraki, MBA, PhD Director, Global Governments & Strategic Programs, The Hertz Corporation


DOD Supply Chain Integration and Strategic Distribution - Through BRAC & Beyond

Redding Hobby, Executive Director, Strategic Programs Directorate, DLA

Future Air Transport Technologies

Lt. Gen. Charles H. Coolidge, Jr., USAF (Ret.) VP, Air Force Programs, EADS North America

Logistics in the Next Decade - A New Way of Thinking

RADM Michael S. Roesner, SC, USN (Ret.) Associate Partner, IBM Global Business

Young Professionals in Action

CPT Brian Young, USA, 837th Trans Bn, SDDC

Restoring Affordability and Productivity to Defense Spending

Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness)

Intermodal HAZMAT Shipments Made EZ

Pia Jala, Vice President, Labelmaster

US Bank Freight Payment (formerly Power Track):What You Need to Know

Jeff Webb, Senior Manager, US Bank

Young Leader Mentoring & Educational Session

Lori Leffler, Global Government Strategic Manager, The Hertz Corporation

Household Goods System (HHG)

Fran A. Vollaro, Sr. VP, Relocation Services, The Pasha Group


Opening Ceremony


The Honorable John D. Porcari

Deputy Secretary of Transportation Department of Transportation (DOT)

Keynote - Monday


LTG Christopher Christianson, USA (Ret.)

Center for Strategic Studies National Defense University

Military Unit Awards Ceremony


General Duncan McNabb, USAF


Keynote - Tuesday


Charles "Wick" Moorman

CEO/President, Norfolk Southern

Keynote - Tuesday

Virginia Albanese


CEO, FedEx Custom Critical

Keynote - Tuesday

Greg Mortenson


Author, Three Cups of Tea

Keynote - Wednesday


General Donald Hoffman, USAF

Commander, Air Force Materiel Command

Keynote - Wednesday


Maj. Gen. Gary T. McCoy, USAF

Commander, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command

Roundtable Discussion Leader


LTG Kathleen M. Gainey, USA

Director for Logistics, J4, The Joint Staff



The National Transportation Award is presented a annually to a Senior Executive of the transportation industry, other than an employee, representative, or organization of the US government, who has made exemplary contributions to the transportation industry at large in support of national security.

Charles "Wick" Moorman

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norfolk Southern Corporation

Wick Moorman is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and a graduate of Georgia Tech and Harvard Business School. He started his railroad career as a co-op student in 1970, and early in his career worked in the maintenance of way and transportation departments, so he has firsthand knowledge of railroad operations.


Wick has served Norfolk Southern in numerous leadership capacities. He was assistant vice president stations, terminals and transportation planning; vice president personnel and labor relations; and vice president information technology. Before being named president of Norfolk Southern in 2004, Wick also served as president of Thoroughbred Technology and Telecommunications and as senior vice president of corporate planning and services. He was named chief executive officer in 2005.

Wick serves on the boards of the Association of American Railroads, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy of Virginia. He is a member of the American Society of Corporate Executives and was appointed treasurer in 2010, and he is a member of the Business Council and the Business Round-table. He is on the board of trustees of The Chrysler Museum of Art, and a member of the board of trustees of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. In addition, he is a member of the advisory boards of Georgia Tech, and the International Energy Agency Coal Industry.

Wick and his wife, Bonnie, reside in Virginia Beach and have two children.


The DOD Distinguished annually to a Senior Executive of the DOD who has made outstanding contributions to NDTA programs and national security.

Major General James L. Hodge, USA

Commanding General Sustainment Center of Excellence

As Commanding General of the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), Major General Hodge led the Command in support of overseas contingency operations, to include the largest and most intense deployment in the history of the United States Army. Under his leadership more than 250,000 individual shipments, amounting to more than 850,000 tons of unit equipment, were accomplished without accident or incident in support of the Warfighters of the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM).

General Hodge successfully completed the transfer, activation, and assimilation of three Rapid Port Open Elements (RPOEs), giving the Command its first-ever Army Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE/TOE) rapid deployment capability. His efforts in fully and immediately resourcing the units paid major dividends when SDDC was tasked with providing rapid support in the wake of the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. Under his leadership, SDDC met the challenging mission of moving millions of pounds of humanitarian aid and military cargo to support OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE (OUR). Within 24 hours after the earthquake, the 688th RPOE was part of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening aerial port operation in Port-au-Prince. The 688th RPOE managed and oversaw the transportation of more than 34 million pounds of cargo in the first 30 days of the operation.

General Hodge personally led the effort to activate the Huakai, the Hawaiian Superferry, to overcome significant congestion at the aerial ports of Haiti. In addition, SDDC forces and contracted stevedores moved via Army watercraft from Jacksonville, Florida, to Port-au-Prince. This was the first time in recent history that commercial equipment and personnel were transported via Army watercraft into an uncertain security situation, and they immediately began receiving cargo through the damaged seaport, quickly surpassing pre-earthquake throughput levels. Because of Major General Hodge's initiative and leadership, SDDC personnel were the first in and the last out of Haiti, ensuring mission accomplishment.

General Hodge took Container Management to the next level, mandating the redesign of metrics to show where problems existed and providing concrete recommendations on actions required to improve the overall management of containers. Also notable was the integration and execution by the Global Container Management (GCM)/Army Intermodal and Distribution Platform Management Office under Major General Hodge's command. GCM supported the USCENTCOM through the purchase of 3,756 carrier containers for Afghanistan over the past year.

Major General Hodge was instrumental in obtaining the necessary military construction funding to support the full renovation and modernization of the Center Wharf at Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point (MOTSU), North Carolina. He aggressively supported the Congressional re-programming action, ensuring that the project could proceed, and championed the procurement of two new container cranes to achieve required throughput capability. He aligned the Military Ocean Terminal Concord, under MOTSU following a transfer of a facility from the Navy to the Army, leveraging ammunition terminal and installation management expertise resident at MOTSU.

Among all these challenges, successfully met, General Hodge has found time to support the vision and goals of NDTA and is deserving of its recognition through the NDTA DOD Distinguished Service Award.



The NDTA President's Award recognizes an individual who has responded in a constructive manner to major issues confronting the transportation/distribution community and has development plans or systems that have been effectively utilized in managing current challenges and significantly contributed to advancements in distribution.

Mr. Kart P. Lengert

President, European Region

Kurt Lengert began his career with the US Air Force as a Households Goods Shipment Clerk for the 50th Transportation Squadron in August of 1977. Since then, he has served the Air Force, NDTA, the Federal Republic of Germany, and its allies with distinction, dedication, and professionalism.

As he progressed through his career, he was promoted and assigned to positions of increased responsibility culminating in his present position as Transportation Program Manager, USAF, in Europe. He has remained constantly aware of the necessity of sharing information and knowledge across Services and among NATO Allies. He has pursued this objective with a passion, and NDTA and the networks of military and corporate contacts it provides became a valued means of attaining organizational goals.

Joining the Rheinland-Pfalz Chapter, Kurt was soon arranging visits to venues like the Mercedes truck factory and Bundesbahn operations in Frankfurt and Saarbruecken to share knowledge between industry and government. He took an early interest in sharing information about cargo customs clearance requirements and arranged for Army and Air Force chapter members to be briefed by subject matter experts. His service to the chapter as Vice President earned him an NDTA Distinguished Service Award in 1990, and he became Chapter President in 1997.

Recognizing his leadership skills, the members of the European Region elected him to the post of International Vice President, Central Europe, in the year 2000. In 2005 he became President of the European Region and immediately faced the challenges that high operations tempo, repeated unit deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and leadership turnover have had for the viability of chapters and membership in his region. His mastering of these challenges was recognized through the NDTA President's Special Achievement Award in 2005.

He has continued to pursue the need to share knowledge and information between industry and the governments of the European Community and within NATO. This year he led efforts to revive the European Regional Conference as a workshop on Distribution Challenges in the Region. The focus was on international customs requirements, intra-theater shipments, and the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on goods movements within Europe. He has kept NDTA viable in Europe and was one of the leading advocates for a descriptive tagline that stresses the Association's international presence. He is one of those visionaries who we can thank for NDTA's present identity as "The Association for Global Logistics and Transportation." It is not too much to say that Kurt Lengert puts the "Global" in NDTA. We are proud to recognize Kurt Lengert with the NDTA President's Award.

Dr. Joseph G. Mattingly, Jr., PhD

Chairman, NDTA Scholarship Committee

Joe Mattingly began his journey in a life devoted to transportation and academia by enlisting in the US Army right out of high school in 1948. He excelled so well as a transportation clerk in a unit at Fort Churchill in Manitoba that the Officer in Charge told him to volunteer for Officer Candidate School and become a Transportation Corps officer. He enjoyed the challenges of logistics and transportation so much that he later said he never regretted completing the application for OCS.

Having served with distinction in the US Army Transportation Corps, Dr. Mattingly retired from the military, entered academia, and served as professor and administrator in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, for more than three decades. For 20 years he was Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies and later Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. During the same period he continued to teach transportation and logistics. His love of teaching and working with students characterized his academic career.

He became Co-Editor with Dr. Richard Poist of the NDTA's flagship publication, the Defense Transportation Journal, with the August issue of 1979 and became sole editor in 1984. He held that post until the June issue of 2002. Throughout his long tenure he served the educational goals and vision of NDTA wholeheartedly and worked hard to further the editorial quality of the DTJ. Under his stewardship, the Journal became respected by logistics practitioners and academics alike as a venue for discussing defense logistics and transportation issues.


He has also served for many years as the Chairman of NDTA's Scholarship Committee, leading that group with wisdom and a true concern and regard for the future of the transportation community and for growing the next generation of logistics leaders. The NDTA President's Award caps many other forms of recognition he has received, to include the Robert H. Smith School's Dean's Lifetime Service Award, the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, and NDTA's own Distinguished Service and President's Special Achievement Awards. He deserves this recognition and the thanks of all the transporters and logisticians he has touched and educated.





Mr. Eric Mallette

Washington, DC, Chapter

Eric Mallette joined NDTA as a student member in 2007 while working for the US Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) in Alexandria, Virginia. Upon becoming a full member of NDTA, Mr. Mallette has been a standout volunteer at many NDTA-DC Chapter Activities.

Eric is a Logistic Transformation Consultant for IBM's Global Business Services and is part of the Joint Contingency Contracting System (JCCS) team at the Business Transformation Agency (BTA) in Arlington, Virginia. As the team's Information Security Officer, he is responsible for ensuring system compliance with the Department of Defense (DOD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) security standards, as well as validating the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).

As an active A-35 member of the NDTA-DC Chapter, Eric is always willing to help out with needs of the chapter. As the DC Chapter webmaster, Eric manages all website content updates, chapter-wide email distributions, and on-line event reservations. This requires a significant time commitment and level of responsibility. Eric has done a great job running the website despite having limited prior experience with website management.

A sign of a true logistician, Eric also coordinates the monthly chapter luncheons. Mr. Mallette is responsible for registration, check-in, 50-50 raffle, and other luncheon activities. He was also an active volunteer in the DC Chapter A-35 Auction, which helped raise more than $12,000 for deserving scholarship candidates. He is truly deserving of this recognition.



Master Sergeant Robert F. Karnes II

Scott-St. Louis Chapter

Master Sergeant Robert F. Karnes II is a Command Traffic Manager assigned to the Cargo and Traffic Management Policy Branch in Air Mobility Command's (AMC) Air Transportation Division, where he manages Category A and World Wide Express 4 Contracts, which move Department of Defense (DOD) and Foreign Military Sales cargo internationally by commercial air express transportation.

He masterfully manages the $65M Category A Contract, inspiring six DOD agencies to use AMC to transport their assets, adding $1.9M in revenue to the Transportation Working Capital Fund. Additionally, as the World Wide Express 4 Program Manager, he validated more than $500M in contract requirements, resulting in guaranteed time-definite delivery of more than 1.5 million shipments for DOD, Federal, and Military customers.

MSgt Karnes took the lead in orchestrating a contingency plan that averted 120K shipment delays in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom when FedEx discontinued service in Iraq. Furthermore, as AMC's Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment Program Manager, he ensured the standardization of a Material Packaging Upgrade initiative at six installations, saving AMC more than $2.1M during the project lifecycle.

Finally, while deployed for six months to the 322th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, he managed 78 Container Control Offices overseeing the movement and accountability of 17K containers valued at more than $85M. He is a highly respected member of the air transportation community and is truly deserving of this year's National Defense Transportation Association's International Junior Executive Award.



Category I

San Diego Chapter

Category II

Houston Chapter

Category III

Washington, DC, Chapter



Mr. Joe Escalera

Regimental Chapter


Mr. Robert Morgan

Houston Chapter



Johnathon Beltran

University of Maryland

Mitchell Challacombe

University of Maryland

Dale Eshbach

Pennsylvania State University

Jason Hershman

University of Maryland

Ted Johnson

University of Oklahoma

Rahguv Murali

University of Maryland

Tybur Reed

California Maritime Academy

Allison Schulz

University of Maryland

Casey Siegert

Ohio State University

Stephany Tong

University of Maryland

PROGRAM B (High Schools)

Jonathan Altizer

Johnson High School

San Antonio, Texas

Olivia Atkinson

Westminster Christian Academy

St. Louis, Missouri

Matthew Barnum

Escalon High School

Escalon, California

Danielle Braswell

Wetumpka High School

Wetumpka, Alabama

Brittney Durbin

Mascoutah Community High School

Mascoutah, Illinois

Veronica Escalona

Bruton High School

Williamsburg, Virginia

Margaret McGuire

Bloomingdale High School

Valrico, Florida

Britton Wilson

North Pemiscot High School

Wardell, Missouri

PROGRAM B (College)

Laura Fielden

University of South Carolina

Caitlin Petrucelli

Sonoma State University

Beth Winkeler

Saint Louis University


NDTA offers two scholarship/tuition assistance programs that are available to NDTA members and their financial dependents.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A: tuition assistance to college students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in transportation, physical distribution, logistics, or a combination of disciplines.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM B: tuition assistance to college freshmen and graduating high school students planning to attend college. Applicants must indicate that they plan to enroll in an undergraduate degree program (there are no limits placed on the areas of study but transportation, logistics, and related fields are encouraged).

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 fulltime student, before disbursements can be made.



MAJ Jeremy Baran, USAR

Rheinland-Pfalz Chapter


COL Rich Barnaby, USA (Ret.)

Washington, DC


Ms. Myra Bergman

Scott-St. Louis


Ms. Joy Borja

Washington, DC


Ms. Staci Benge

Tempe Bay Chapter


Mr. David Brown

Valley of the Sun Chapter


Mr, Mike Carnes

Scott-St Louis


Mr. Richard Cobb

Scott-SL Louis


Mr. Ben Cross

Tampa Bay Chapter


Mr. Grant Davis

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter


Ms. Stephanie Dobbert

Rheinland-Pfalz Chapter


Mr. Daniel Harrier

Scott-St. Louis


Mr. Campbell 'Scott" Hood

Tampa Bay Chapter


Mr. Keith Huppert

San Joaquin Valley Chapter


Ms. Kirstin Knott

Washington, DC


Ms. Michelle Sabin

Scott-St. Lous


MSgt Mario Saenz, USAF

Rheinland-Pfalz Chapter


Mr. Brad Schuster

Scott-St Louis


Ms. S Ivalyn Turner

Atlanta Chapter


Ms. Laura V. Yarbrough

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter


American Military University

APL, Limited


Avis Budget Group

Baggett Transportation Company

Bennett Motor Express, LLC

The Boeing Company

Boyle Transportation

DB Schenker

Delta Air Lines

DHL Global Forwarding


Greatwide Truckload Management

The Hertz Company


Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Labelmaster Software

Landstar System

Lockheed Martin

Maersk Line, Limited

National Air Cargo

Panther Expedited Services, Inc.

The Pasha Group

R&R Trucking

RAITH - CTS Logistics

Savi (a Lockheed Martin Company)

Southwest Airlines

Transportation Institute

YRC Worldwide



The International Chapter of the Year Award was initiated in 1977 to recognize chapters that have excelled in fostering the goals and objectives of NDTA; promoting an understanding of the importance of transportation to the security of the Nation; participating in community service programs; developing quality educational programs for the chapter membership; and providing for chapter growth through effective membership recruiting and retention programs.


San Joaquin Chapter

Throughout the year the San Joaquin Valley Chapter remained proactively involved in a continuing program of transportation information development and community awareness. It continued to support a growing and aggressive scholarship program, provide ready assistance to all local charity organizations and their respective programs, as well as veterans organizations. The Chapter's regularly scheduled meetings and events were tailored to promote professional development and working relationships between the Department of Defense and its commercial partners. Chapter membership grew, with emphasis on recruiting A-35 members and the retention of the longtime members. Additionally, the Chapter has been recognized by local, county, and state governments as a source of support during contingencies and disasters. Its preparedness and willingness to assist during these times is second to none.

For its leadership in these and many other professional and community activities the San Joaquin Chapter is truly deserving of recognition as an International Chapter of the Year.


Scott-St. Louis Chapter

The Scott-St. Louis Chapter creates programs that provide significant value to both the corporate and individual members of the Scott AFB and St. Louis logistics communities. Its formula for success includes providing an aggressive, monthly program at no cost to the individual members, at which senior leaders as keynote speakers address current business and military concerns.

It actively encourages a cross pollination of professional programs through relationships with the St. Louis University's Center for Supply Chain Management Studies and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association to provide professional growth and understanding. It also provides significant networking opportunities to foster better professional and business relationships.

This formula has ensured a growing business and individual membership and has seen corporate sponsorship increase by 39% this year. This approach created several annual, joint events, such as the very successful TechNet Mid-America 2009 Conference.

The Chapter raised more than $15,000 to fund six scholarships to the local community, in addition to $5,000 donated to the Joseph Center for homeless veterans. All of its programs are critical to the life of the organization and have made the Scott-St. Louis Chapter deserving of this award.


The International A-35 Chapter of the Year Award was instituted in the continuing endeavor to involve young people in the varied programs of the NDTA and to recognize those Chapters that make significant contributions to the furtherance of this goal.


San Antonio Chapter

The San Antonio Chapter Action-35 members eagerly arranged many chapter events and were very active in other parts of the Association. A-35ers have been elected as officers and to the Board of Directors and have chaired and served on several committees. They aggressively promoted the spirit and mission of the NDTA by taking charge and arranging a Mayoral Proclamation that established Transportation Week in San Antonio and played a direct role in organizing events, which helped the San Antonio Chapter to enrich community relations by providing scholarships and educational support for deserving students, as well as coordinating volunteers to prepare and serve breakfast for Wounded Warriors and their families at the Operation HomeFront Village in San Antonio and at the Fort Sam Houston Fisher House.

The San Antonio Chapter is extremely proud of its A-35 members, as its A-35ers are proud of being a part of the NDTA. They are the very reason the San Antonio Chapter has truly earned the prestigious award of the Category II International A-35 Chapter of the Year.


Washington, DC, Chapter

The Washington, DC, Chapter's A-35 program continues to be one of quality due to the efforts of talented young professionals. A-35 members and the Chapter remain steadfastly committed to the investment in the future leadership of NDTA. The A-35 members conducted a Scholarship Auction, which raised almost $15,500, exceeding last year's total donations.

The Chapter's LTG Edward Honor Mentor Protege Program continues to facilitate the growth of young professionals, as they network and gain perspective on the industry and insights into planning their future goals with leading professionals and military leaders. DC Chapter A-35 members served on committees and took leadership roles within the organization. A-35 members participate in the Chapter's on-going community service program, volunteering to bag groceries at the Arlington Food Assistance Center and supporting the Chapter's Christmas Wreath Laying Program at Arlington National Cemetery.

Their energy and selfless efforts provide a tremendous example and serve as an inspiration to all. For these reasons, the Washington, DC, Chapter deserves to be named the NDTA A-35 Chapter of the Year.


Since 1966, NDTA has annually honored units of the military services that have performed outstanding service in transportation or a related field. These units are selected by each of the Services and receive the NDTA Military Units Award at the Annual Transportation and Logistics Forum and Exposition.



51st Transportation Company (PLS)

The 51st Transportation Company, stationed in Mannheim, Germany, has a mission to conduct truck transportation of containerized and palletized cargo involving all classes of supply throughout Europe, supporting US Army, Europe (USAREUR), and allied NATO units. From June 2008 to August 2009, the 51st Transportation Company was deployed to Qayyarah-West and Mosul, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit conducted both line-haul and convoy security escort missions of Forward Operating Base (FOB) West and FOB Diamondback. The company's motto of "STEEL KNIGHTS!" was indicative of its unprecedented isolation, clearing, and destruction of 24 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) without sustaining a single combat injury or loss of equipment.

The unit was at a high OPTEMPO during this mission, accumulating more than 595,764 accident-/incident-free miles on more than 330 convoy security and line-haul missions throughout northern Iraq. It was the only unit in Theater to receive two consecutive 180-day accident-free awards from the 16th Sustainment Brigade. The unit was recognized for its maintenance excellence by higher headquarters and maintained more than 53 PLS trucks, 22 MRAP vehicles, 13 armored security vehicles, and 5 M1151 HMMWVs at a 98% operations readiness rate.

Upon return from Iraq, the unit's soldiers became deeply involved in the Mannheim Garrison community, ranging from volunteering more than 250 hours at the American Red Cross, contributing another 250 hours to the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, starting a company basketball team, and coaching varsity sports at the Mannheim American High School. Due to the 51st Transportation Company's steadfast dedication to mission success and excellence in all that it has accomplished, it is named this year's Army Active Duty NDTA Unit of the Year.


114th Transportation Company (PLS)

The 114th Transportation Company (Wolfpack), a National Guard unit, is the NDTA Army winner for the Reserve Component. The unit's home is Duluth, Minnesota. It has a Federal peace-time mission to deploy and conduct truck transportation of containerized and general cargo using the Palletized Load System (PLS). Its stated mission is to carry out and support natural disaster relief on a state and local level. This unit is newly formed, only having stood up in April 2007.

During June of that year it conducted its first annual training with 40 soldiers and 9 borrowed Palletized Load Systems (PLS). In December 2007, it added to its fleet 60 additional PLS trucks and trailers, and by August 2008 the unit strength increased to 170 soldiers. The unit became the first functional PLS transportation company in the Minnesota National Guard. In August of 2008 the Company had its first official mission to support the Republican National Convention and to assist with security of three key locations. The unit received recognition from the Governor of Minnesota, local law enforcement agencies, and the Secret Service for its superior execution of the mission.

The 114th TC was deployed in June of 2009 to Afghanistan. During deployment, the unit's mission was to provide sustainment transportation support to Regional Command South and West. The Company drove more than 172,510 accident-free miles and moved more than 1,560 containers and approximately 1,000 items of various classes of supply. It also took part in a multi-national, multi-component mission supporting United Kingdom Army's 10th Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment (QOGLR). During this mission, it was necessary to navigate extremely grueling terrain, and due to frequent attacks, the drivers were behind the wheel for 30 to 40 hours in one direction.

The unit returned from deployment in early June 2010, and upon its departure from theatre, it received the highest praise from the 68th Sustainment Support Battalion, the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, and the rest of the International Security Forces (ISAF) that it supported. It is deserving of NDTA's recognition with the Military Unit of the Year Award.

Marine Corps


Combat Logistics Battalion 6 (CLB 6)

Combat Logistics Battalion 6 (CLB-6) deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in January 2010. The battalion arrived at Camp Leatherneck and immediately began completing all required Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration (RSO&I) requirements.

After completing RSO&I, in early February, CLB-6 began conducting missions in support of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines. Key personnel participated in Operation KHUNDEE LAHRA V with GS Motor T Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, moving from Camp Leatherneck to Combat Outpost Cafferetta in support of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines. CLB-6 also began conducting Combat Logistics Patrols (CLPs) to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Delaram II in support of Regimental Combat Team 2 (RCT-2). FOB Delaram II would serve as a critical logistics hub in support of forces operating in the northern Helmand Province in the Golestan and Washir Districts.

On 5 February, CLB-6 assumed responsibility for Camp Bastion Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG). This mission included the movement of personnel and cargo throughout the Area of Operations. The A/DACG supported more than 250 fixed wing missions and 230 rotary wing missions during February. Landing Support (LS) platoon conducted Helicopter Support Team and air delivery (AD) operations in support of Combat operations. On 13 February, CLB-6 assumed responsibility for the Kandahar A/DACG. Concurrently, CLB-6 convoys participated in CLPs in order to gain familiarity with the area of operations.

During the month of February, CLB-6 Marines transited more than 36,000 miles and delivered more than 6,000,000 tons of supply to FOB Delaram II, FOB Dwyer, and COP Cafferetta. The LS Platoon supported the movement of more than 1,250 short tons of cargo during this month.


4th Landing Support Battalion

Fourth Landing Support Battalion participated in nearly every form of transportation during Calendar Year 2009. Specifically, the battalion conducted vessel operations, which consisted of moving more than 1,400 pieces of cargo totaling well over 13,700 short tons (STONS). This included the embarkation of 700 MRAPS, which were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Airfield Operations resulted in the loading and unloading of more than 35 pallets weighing more than 47 STONS and 45 outsized pallets totaling more than 75 STONS. More than 25 containers weighing well over 58 STONS were processed for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). Additionally, the battalion manifested and processed the movement of more than 1,500 passengers for exercises and OCO.

During Exercise Natural Fires, more than 120 Helicopter Support Team Missions were conducted. The battalion was also involved in offloading more than 80 railcars, moving in nearly 150 pieces of rolling stock and 179 shipping containers. Fourth Landing Support Battalion has proven itself to be the premier landing support unit within the Marine Corps and proven itself within joint operations and exercises. NDTA recognizes its accomplishments with the Military Unit of the Year Award.



Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One (NCHB 1)

US Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE (NCHB 1) is the Navy's only active duty cargo handling battalion--a rapid response, forward deployable logistics and transportation command tasked with conducting expeditionary cargo handling, air terminal, ocean, and freight terminal operations world-wide.

NCHB 1 celebrated its 60th anniversary on October 1, 2009. With its roots in the Seabees, unloading cargo during World War II's island hopping campaigns, the command was commissioned in Da-visville, RI, in 1949 and relocated to Williamsburg, VA, in 1953. Over the years, NCHB 1 has deployed to Vietnam, has served in the Cuban Missile Crisis, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom, and has supported Operation Deep Freeze continuously since 1956.

During 2009, NCHB 1's unique capability and flexibility were key to the success of numerous real-world contingency operations and training exercises, including Operation Deep Freeze, Antarctica; Exercise Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS '09), Guantanamo Bay; Exercise Freedom Banner '09, Thailand; containerized ordnance movement in Japan, Guam, and Diego Garcia; various Maritime Prepositioning Force offloads and exercises in California, Florida, Virginia, and Crete; crane operator expertise and support to the SS FLICKERTAIL STATE articulated crane testing and evaluation; and support to the Joint Assessment Team of USTRANSCOM's Joint Task Force-Port Opening (JTF-PO).

It truly deserves to be recognized as an NDTA Military Unit of the Year.


Navy Cargo Handling Battalion Three (NCHB 3)

Navy Cargo Handling Battalion Three (NCBH 3) is one of three Cargo Handling Battalions assigned to FIFTH Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiments and one of 11 battalions in the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Group (NAVESLG). It is made up of 270 sailors formed into an HQ Company, four Surface Cargo Companies, an Air Cargo Company, a Fuels Transport Company, a Cargo Transport Company, and two Support Companies.

In August 2008, NCHB 3 passed its Unit Level Training and Readiness Assessment (ULTRA) certification, which made it NAVELSG's "Ready for Mobilization Battalion" in 2009. 2009 was an exceptional operational year for NCHB3. It executed the most operational lifts of any NAVELSG Battalion in 2009, performing two major surface operations in Okinawa and Hawaii; Air Cargo missions in CENTCOM and Norfolk, VA; and two fuels missions in Guam. NCHB 3 executed every one of the core competencies/capabilities asked of a Navy Cargo Handling Battalion in just one year, while supporting the Navy, Army, and Air Force commands with its core competencies.

NCBH 3 performed superbly during this period; specifically with its successful download and onload of two Fleet Hospitals on MV SHIELA MCDEVITT. This operation was performed under extremely austere environmental conditions that tested the Battalions' endurance and Command and Control limits. NCHB 3's tremendous resourcefulness, teamwork, and indefatigable spirit ensured its success and is indicative of the high caliber of professionalism resident in this Battalion.

Air Force


436th Aerial Port Squadron ("Super Port")

The mission of the 436th Aerial Port Squadron is to ensure the efficient and expeditious movement of passengers, cargo, mail, and personal property to and from Air Mobility Command bases and other Department of Defense agencies during peacetime, exercises, contingencies, and war. Over the course of the year, the 436th. Aerial Port was the primary synchronization point for more than 200,000 tons of equipment destined for Iraq and Afghanistan, transiting from surface mode to air.

Despite 30 percent of the workforce being deployed, the men and women vigilantly sustained 24/7 operations in executing 100 percent mission requirements for 6,000 sorties, accumulating an unprecedented 99 percent transportation on-time departure reliability rate. During this time, an 18-year cargo tonnage monthly movement record was shattered when the "Super Port" processed and transported 22,000 cargo tons in a single month. Furthermore, its superiority was validated during Headquarters Air Mobility Command Logistic Standardization Evaluation Program Inspection, when the unit was evaluated on 420 processes during the movement of 2,000 cargo tons on 84 sorties and was rewarded with a rating of "Excellent."

Always looking to improve, "Super Port" was instrumental in drafting the plan to integrate all wing command and control agencies into a centralized operation center, thus reducing redundancies by 35 percent. Known for its operational ability, it seamlessly managed the addition of 44 monthly Afghanistan channel missions without additional manpower by conducting Rapid Improvement Events to streamline the handling of equipment. Finally, as Air Mobility Command's busiest commercial air hub, the 436th orchestrated the successful movement of 120 cargo tons on 1,800 B-747 aircraft in the continuous support on the war on terror. Its actions earned "Super Port" the honor of being recognized as the Air Force 2009 Large Air Terminal Unit of the Year and NDTA Military Unit of the Year Award.


193d Logistics Readiness Squadron (PA ANG)

The mission of the 193rd Logistics Readiness Squadron is to support the EC-130J Commando Solo during peacetime training and wartime operations. This past year, the unit flawlessly supported 518 sorties and 1,240 hours of Commando Solo flying operations. As the pilot unit for the Commando Solo Unit Type Codes (UTC), the unit enables Air Force Special Operations Missions that account for 244 sorties and 944 hours of air-drop/free-fall capabilities to the warfighter. It supported critical AFCENT AEF tasking, flying 300 combat sorties and 1,620 flying hours. One EC-130J maintained a 98 percent fully mission capable rate.

The unit consistently deploys "Low Density-High Demand" UTCs, moving 75 tons and 1,258 personnel with minimum manning, meeting nine Combatant Commander missions on target. It established Harrisburg Joint Airport as Aerial Port of Embarkation for troop rotations, which eased the logistics burden and cost of moving more than 600 airmen. The 193d supported the 56th Presidential Inauguration by deploying 145 personnel to participate in Joint Task Force DC and reinforced the security of the G20 Summit by equipping 70 personnel to protect 320 delegates from 19 nations. The units unending commitment to the mission is reflected by the fact that 23 percent of the aircraft missions were outside of duty hours, which enabled more than 288 night flying and training missions.

This unit maintained an average of 95.2 percent vehicle in-commission rate with a 132 vehicle fleet, enabling 2,303 vehicle dispatches. It is an active participant in the Patriot Partner Aerial Port, with two unit members being recognized us top performers. It processed 4,184 passengers, 769 tons of cargo, and built 30 pallets with more than 326K of explosives on 78 aircraft. This unit is an outstanding supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, selflessly raising $1,400 and donating mote than 800 pounds of clothing to injured troops, increasing the troops' dignity and morale. The 193d's actions earned it the honor of being recognized as the Air Reserve Component Logistics Activity of the Year for the period ending 30 September 2009 and the NDTA Military Unit of the Year Award.

Coast Guard

US Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point

At 12.2 million square miles, the Fourteenth District is the largest operating area in the Coast Guard, and Air Station Barbers Point (ASBP) is charged with its safe keeping. In addition to providing law enforcement and search and rescue services, ASBP supplies District Fourteen with reliable and efficient transportation of supplies, cargo, and personnel.

In the aftermath of the tragic tsunami that devastated American Samoa, ASBP was the very first responder on scene, delivering relief supplies, rescue workers, and key personnel, including the Territorial Governor. Before Department of Defense could react, ASBP established an around-the-clock "sky bridge" moving more than 82,000 pounds of relief supplies and transporting 131 personnel from multiple Federal Aid Agencies. At great risk, the unit exceeded expectations in rescuing 10 stranded Fish and Wildlife employees from French Frigate Shoals in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands from the path of Hurricane Neki. In the face of the storm, the unit skillfully landed the aircraft and took off on a remote island atoll with a short, condemned coral runway that is heavily pockmarked by time, saturated with standing water, and inundated with seabirds. The crew successfully completed one of the riskiest HC-130 rescue missions in Coast Guard history

Tasked with upholding the economic treaties enacted by the United States and its allies, ASBP projects the Commandant's strategic intent by partnering with multiple federal organizations and international entities to protect resources throughout the Pacific region. ASBP conducted law enforcement missions resulting in more than $1.1 million of fines. ASBP moved more than 12.3 million pounds of equipment and cargo, more than 800 passengers, prosecuted more than 160 Search and Rescue cases, saved the lives of or aided 81 people, and protected more than $61,000 of property.

The men and women of Air Station Barbers Point are the United States ambassadors to the Pacific and continue to uphold the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.




Mr. Daniel Dougherty

Motor Transport Officer



Mr. Michael Gorman

Operation Officer



Ms. Renee Kasperbauer

Traffic Management Specialist



Ms. Caron Martin

Distribution Section Chief



Ms. Beverly Ambrose

Freight Rate Specialist



Mr. Robert Gloria

Traffic Management Specialist



Ms. Nicole Kelly

Logistics Operations Manager



Mr. Tony Wilson

Transportation Management Specialist


Raymond P. Ebeling, Chairman, NDTA Board of Directors
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