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COL Joseph A. Torsani, Jr., USA (Ret.) 1934-2014

Over the course of decades, COL Joseph A. Torsani, Jr., USA (Ret.), dedicated his time, leadership and logistics expertise to the National Defense Transportation Association. Torsani served tirelessly in key positions at the state and national levels, including the NDTA Foundation and the Council of Regional Presidents. He represented the face of the association to many members, and he helped guide the association as the nation confronted new global challenges. Torsani truly embodied NDTA’s values and commitment to education, knowledge sharing and fostering the next generation of professionals.

In his memory, and in the spirit of his many

contributions to the association, NDTA proudly presents the Torsani Award on a special basis to recognize many years of service to and advocacy for the association. This is the highest honor the association can bestow, and Torsani Award recipients are personally selected for extraordinary achievement by NDTA’s President and confirmed by the Board of Directors. Awardees have selflessly contributed to national security endeavors in transportation, logistics and passenger travel services, especially through NDTA’s collaborative efforts with the US military, government and private industry.

Alan F. Estevez

Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics


he Honorable Alan F. Estevez, Principal Depu- ty Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is the first recipient

of the NDTA Joseph A. Torsani Memorial Award for Lifetime Service & Achievement. In his capacity as a senior United States public servant, Mr. Estevez served with distinction the American people, the Department of Defense, and the transportation and logistics indus- tries of the United States. He served in government leadership positions of increasing responsibility since 1981, first with the Department of the Army and later in his career within the Office of the Secretary of De- fense. He has been awarded the DOD Distinguished

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Public Service Medal, the DOD Distinguished Civil- ian Service Medal, the 2011 Presidential Rank Dis- tinguished Executive Award, the 2006 Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award, two Office of the Secretary of Defense Medals for Meritorious Civil- ian Service (2005 and 2009), and the 2005 Service to America Medal. He has been an active member of the National Defense Transportation Association since 1986, having served in leadership positions at the national and local levels. In these capacities he has served tirelessly to further promote the ideals of the association. He is a national treasure and has made an indelible mark on the US warfighter.

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