A Time for Transition
President's Cockpit / By MG Tim Crosby, Ret.
It has been a great couple of years serving as your AAAA National President. Actually, it has been a great eight year run as your Treasurer, Secretary, Senior Vice President and not President.
To be celebrating 40 years as an Aviation Branch and our 66th year as a professional organization as I depart is incredible and causes me to pause and reflect on the great patriots that have built our association. Frankly, I am still humbled to have had the privilege to serve our professional organization. Unlike most of our brother and sister military not for profit associations, I think you know that all of us on the AAAA National Executive Board (NEB), AAAA Scholarship Foundation Board, and the AAAA Trade School, Licensing and Certification Foundation Board are 100% volunteers. We all continue to serve for one purpose - we have a passion for Army Aviation, its soldiers, and its civilians and industry partner.
We have accomplished so much since Jeff Schloesser and I exchanged the gavel up in his office in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis 2 years ago. You can only imagine the challenges Jeff faced during his presidency while navigating the pandemic. As his Vice President, I witnessed it firsthand. Thanks again to Jeff for his leadership during our transition.