The AMBA Spring Luncheon will be held on Friday, 17 May 2019, beginning with a reception at 11:00 AM, followed by lunch at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City
Each year, AMBA hosts a by-invitation* luncheon in Washington, DC, in conjunction with our spring executive committee meeting, to bring together and to share ideas among our members and partners. This year our guest speaker will be Lieutenant General Raymond V. Mason, USA (retired).
LTG (R) Raymond V. Mason became the ninth Director of Army Emergency Relief on 1 January 2017. General Mason retired from the United States Army in October 2014, after serving 35 years on active duty, the last 12 as a General Officer. Following retirement, General Mason joined VT Systems in Alexandria VA as the Chief Operating Officer. VTS is a
General Mason’s last tour on active duty was as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics on the Army Staff, responsible for the worldwide sustainment of Total Army forces across the full range of supply chain management, maintenance, transportation, operational contracting, contingency basing, operational energy and information technology systems. In this position, General Mason served as the Chairman of three boards: Army Depot Maintenance; Army Uniform; Army & Air Force Exchange Service, and as a member of the Defense Commissary Agency Board.
Prior to his duties at the Pentagon, General Mason served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia. FORSCOM is the Army’s largest and most diverse field command, comprising over 800K Soldiers, providing trained and ready forces to Combatant Commanders. During his military career, General Mason commanded and led logistics and multi-functional units from the platoon to national level, across the full range of Army combat and joint operational capabilities. He also had extensive experience in strategic level logistics, to include a tour as the Deputy Director for Logistics, Joint Chiefs of Staff and as the Cdr, Troop Support, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
He served multiple overseas tours in Germany, Australia, Korea and Hawaii. Combat tours included serving as the 82d Airborne Support Command Operations Officer in Grenada, and as the Senior Logistics Officer in 3d Army, with responsibility for providing sustainment to combat forces in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Horn of Africa. His command billets include: Services Company, 21 Supply Battalion, Sydney Australia; 407th Forward Support Battalion, 82d Airborne Division; Support Command, 25th Infantry Division; 19th Expeditionary Support Command, Korea; and 8th Theater Support Command, Hawaii, where he was also the Senior Mission Commander overseeing all Army Hawaii missions.
General Mason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management & Marketing from James Madison University (78); a Master of Science in Procurement & Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology (86); and a Master of Science in Strategic Resource Management from the National Defense University (99). He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife of 37 years, the former Patti Kay Harris of Williamsburg, Va. They have two children, Nick a professional golfer, and and Sarah a civilian employee of IMCOM, Department of the Army, serving in Stuttgart Germany.
Prior to the luncheon, AMBA will host the Military Family Financial Readiness Coalition Roundtable discussion in partnership with the Military Family Advisory Network.
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