The Logistics Officer Association (LOA) consists of military officers and civilians from the logistics, acquisition, and technology career fields. Members are part of almost 90 different chapters spanning the globe.
In late December 2019, LOA announced the upcoming 2019 LOA Symposium, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, between October 8-11, 2019.
LOA has a wide-ranging mission. According to ATLOA.org, the mission of LOA is to “inspire informed, connected and effective members by providing value-added professional development and education opportunities through strategic engagement with military leaders and defense industry and academia partners.” By doing so, LOA adds to other professional development opportunities for officers and civilian personnel.
Each year, LOA hosts the symposium to provide opportunities for interaction across the various professionals with the defense industry, academic leaders, and DoD. Attendees can also participate in LOA University to learn more about topics they can use while performing their duties. Additionally, almost 80 vendors will highlight various processes, capabilities and technologies that may benefit the DoD.
To read the symposium announcement, please click visit their link. The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, technology, supply, logistics and production. Carl is a career aircraft maintenance, munitions, and logistics officer. He is also a long-time member of LOA.