Rolling up Our Sleeves
President's Cockpit / By MG Walt Davis, Ret.
In my first 'official' duty as your President, what a privilege and honor to represent our Association by attending the recent Army Special Operations Aviation Command change of command at Fort Liberty and inducting BG Phil Ryan into the Gold Honorable Order of Saint Michael (OSM) as part of his pre-change of command awards ceremony. The Gold OSM is the pinnacle of the AAAA recognition pillar, and BG Ryan's incredible service and contributions to the Army and Army Aviation exemplify the spirit of this significant AAAA program.
That being said, what a productive few days the National Executive Group (NEG) had in Connecticut a few weeks ago in mid-June. Your AAAA team of MG (Ret.) Wally Golden, Senior Vice President; BG (Ret.) Tim Edens, Treasurer; MG(Ret.) Todd Royar, Secretary, (thank you MG (Ret.) Jeff Schloesser and nominating committee for identifying and recruiting him to join the NEG!), and I...along with Bill Harris, Janis Arena, and Laura Arena enabling and facilitating the engagement...reviewed our strategic planning for the next 3-5 years for our current and future AAAA administrations.