APRIL 2015 MEETING / EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Our April program featured remarks from the NDTA President – National Headquarters, RADM Mark H. Buzby, USN (Ret.). President Buzby discussed the “State of the State” of the NDTA and shared his vision for the association going forward. Thank you, President Buzby on your presentation and thank you to those members and friends who were in attendance. RADM Buzby’s bio is below:
RADM Mark H. Buzby, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby retired in August 2013 after 34 years of Naval service. Most recently he served as Commander, Military Sealift Command from 2009 until the time of his retirement. In this capacity, he commanded a fleet of 110 logistics and special mission vessels and over 10,000 personnel afloat and ashore in a $3.5 billion enterprise. Previously, he commanded destroyer USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Destroyer Squadron THIRTY-ONE, Surface Warfare Officers School Command, and Joint Task Force GUANTANAMO. As a junior officer, Buzby served in USS CONNOLE (FF1056), USS ARIES (PHM 5), USS YORKTOWN (CG 48), USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), and USS SHILOH (CG 67) primarily in operations and combat systems billets, making seven overseas deployments. In 1985, he was the Atlantic Fleet Junior Officer Shiphandler of the Year.
Ashore, he served on staffs of US SIXTH Fleet, US Fleet Forces Command, OPNAV, and the Joint Staff. He assumed his current position as President of the National Defense Transportation Association in October 2014. RADM Buzby is a 1979 graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy, and holds master's degrees from the US Naval War College, and Salve Regina University. He has completed senior business studies at University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
ur event for our August 7th Chapter Luncheon was a tour of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's Cargo Operations. The event was organized through the Airport's Public Affairs department and was attended by fifteen of our members. The tour highlighted both the domestic and international cargo facilities. All who attended found the the tour enlightning and insigntful. Thank you to all who participated and especially for our tour guides from the Operations Group at Harsfield-Jackson International Airport!
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