On Short Final
President's Cockpit / By BG Steve Mundt, Ret.: Wow! It is so hard to believe that two years have come and gone since I took the controls from BG (Ret.) EJ Sinclair. I want to thank all of you who over the years have been there to support me but more importantly our Soldiers and their families.
A little over eight years ago you first elected me to serve on the National Executive Group as the treasurer, then secretary, senior vice president and finally president. It was my goal to build on the successes of my predecessors and to hand the controls of AAAA over to our incoming president, MG (Ret.) Jeff Schloesser, better than I found it supporting our Aviation Soldiers and Families through our four pillars of Network, Recognition, Voice, and Support. When you have time to reflect on the past two years, I hope you find me worthy of your trust.
The progress we made is based upon the “TEAM” starting with our members and the chapters – you are the lifeblood of our organization – this coupled with an all-volunteer National Executive Board and a National Executive Group who work so hard just to make life better for our Soldiers and their families. The bedrock of AAAA is without a doubt our National Office where each and every employee sees it as so much more than a job; it is a vocation, a way of life.
I want to give a special thanks to our SVP, MG Jeff Schloesser; our Secretary, MG Tim Crosby; and our Treasurer, MG (Ret.) Walt Davis, for all their help and assistance. Additionally I want to recognize my appointed VPs whose terms run concurrent with mine: CW4 Becki Chambers, Membership; LTC (Ret.) Jan Drabczuk, Chapters; and MG (Ret.) Les Eisner, Guard/Reserve Relations who have done a marvelous job making sure their areas of responsibility and constituency are well represented within the NEG/NEB.