Association of the United States Army

Arsenal of Democracy Chapter


Annual Arsenal of Democracy Corporate Awards Luncheon

Held at the Detroit Athletic Club on 18 October for the purpose of great networking and professional development opportunity.

corporate-luncheon-keynote-speaker This year’s key-note speaker was Mr. David J. Albritton,  Executive  Director Global Product  Development Communications, General Motors Company. Early in his career, Albritton spent 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, which included service aboard the USS Portland (LSD 37) during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  He also served in the Pentagon as an official Navy Spokesman on the Navy News Desk and as the Flag Lieutenant / Aide for the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Information, a two-star admiral.  Albritton holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy as well as a M.S. in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

ltg-mcquistion  Also present was LTG (R) Patricia E. McQuistion, who joined the staff of the Association of the United States Army, after completing  35 years of uniformed service in a variety of positions primarily in logistics and supply chain solutions. She finished her Army career as the deputy  commanding  general for the Army Materiel  Command  and  senior  commander of Redstone Arsenal,  Alabama. As a  general officer, she commanded the U.S.  Army Sustainment  Command, headquartered at Rock Island, Illinois, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command for U.S. Army-Europe and Seventh Army in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supply  Chains in  Columbus, Ohio.  She has served in numerous command  and  staff assignments in Hawaii, Germany, Virginia, Kansas, Texas, Egypt, Pennsylvania, and Kuwait, (plus three tours at the Pentagon). She is a life member of AUSA.  LTG (R) Patricia E. McQuistion, Vice President for Membership and Meetings at AUSA in Arlington, VA. represented GEN Carter Ham in his absence; installed CSM(R) Doug  Gibbens as the Second Region President.  corporate-luncheon-gibbens



CSM(R) Doug Gibbens then installed the new Arsenal of Democracy  Chapter Executive Committee  board of directors.corporate-luncheon-swearing-in



We were honored with having join us, the most recent Medal of Honor awardee LTC (R) Charle Kettles of Ypsilanti, MI.


You can read more about him on page 3 of the August 2016 AoD AUSA Chapter newsletter.

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