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The NDTA Distinguished Service Awards recognize active members for their unusual and commendable service, dedication, and assistance in furthering the aims and objectives of the association.

Terri Dalton San Joaquin Valley Chapter

Frank McDermott Washington DC Chapter

Lt Col Lee Nelson, USAF (Ret.) Tampa Bay Chapter

Joeri Tielemans Benelux International Chapter


The International Chapter of the Year Award was initiated in 1977 to recognize chapters that have excelled in fostering the goals and objectives of NDTA; promoting an understanding of the importance of transportation to the security of the nation; participating in community service programs; developing quality educational programs for the chapter membership; and providing for chapter growth through effective membership recruiting and retention programs.

CATEGORY I Tampa Bay Chapter


he Tampa Bay Chapter has contin- ued its tradition of excellence this year through its dynamic program- ming and community involvement. The chapter’s local military installation, Mac- Dill AFB, is home to two unified combat- ant commands: HQ US Central Com- mand and HQ US Special Operations Command. These organizations are at the tip of the spear when it comes to fighting the global war on terror. The Tampa Bay region is a major logistics hub that in- cludes the Port Tampa Bay, Tampa Inter- national Airport, and an interstate system that reaches military and civilian ports of embarkation from Florida to Canada. The chapter’s membership base ranges from re- tired general officers to the innovative and creative leaders in the civilian transporta- tion fields, all of whom come together for

one common goal: to support our nation’s transportation infrastructure, defense poli- cies, and global applications enabling our military missions abroad and at home. The chapter’s members, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and De- partment of Defense civilians, are true examples of the joint-service mindset and provide a broad and unique perspective on service-specific actions. The distinctive ac- complishments of the Tampa Bay Chapter reflect credit upon themselves, MacDill AFB, the entire Tampa Bay community, and the ideals set forth by the National Defense Transportation Association.

CATEGORY III Washington DC Chapter

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he Washington DC Chapter is rec- ognized as the winner of the 2016 International Chapter of the Year

Award, Category III, for exceptionally meritorious representation of the Nation- al Defense Transportation Association. The Washington DC Chapter exhib- ited excellence in its chapter programs, membership development, community involvement, communication develop- ment, and emergency preparedness. Over the year, the chapter hosted seven luncheons with a phenomenal lineup of speakers, eight networking happy hours, and a special river cruise in celebration of National Transportation Week, as well as other events. The chapter continued its support of the next generation of trans- porters and logisticians with its successful mentoring and scholarship programs. The Washington DC Chapter held itself in the finest traditions of NDTA, representative of its values, and upholding the underly- ing purpose of NDTA and is well deserv- ing of the title of International Chapter of the Year.

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