Taking Off to Continue the Mission
President's Cockpit / By MG Jeff Schloesser, Ret.: I am honored to serve as the new AAAA President. I have been a member
for almost four decades, and I believe our association provides a true
service to our Army, Army Aviation, and our Soldiers and their families.
I am committed to ensuring we support and provide a voice for our
members and their families, while providing an important means for
networking and both personal and unit level recognition.
I sincerely thank our previous president, BG (Ret.) Steve Mundt, for
his two years of exceptional vision and leadership, which culminated in
eight years of volunteer leadership within our AAAA National Executive
Group. Steve has willingly accepted my request to continue to play a
substantive role in AAAA, and so I expect you will see his face and name
in our future activities.
I thank our Executive Director, Mr. Bill Harris, for his superb
leadership of his talented AAAA professional team over the past year,
culminating in our latest AAAA Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit
14-16 April 2019. Bill and his team make this huge and complex event
look seamless, but it is in fact a highly complex orchestration of
multiple near simultaneous events that benefit Army Aviation and our
members, as well as our industry and media partners. This year’s summit
was a hit: with almost 7,500 attendees, and multiple professional forums
capped by the Army’s most senior aviator, Vice Chief of Staff General
Jim McConville (who we also congratulate on his confirmation by the
Senate as our Army’s next Chief of Staff).