Military Officers Association of America Hosted Networking Forum

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Military Officers Association of America
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A former White House military aid to President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, Rear Admiral (RADM) David F. Baucom most recently served two years at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, as the director, strategy, capabilities, policy, and logistics of U.S. Transportation Command. Although he honorably retired from U.S. Navy in 2016, David Baucom continues to support the military and maintains membership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

As the country’s largest association of military officers, MOAA represents the interests of military officers and their families. Founded in 1929, the nonprofit has more than 370,000 members from every branch of the military, including retired and former officers. It was formerly known as the Retired Officers Association (TROA), but changed its name to MOAA in 2003.

Members were invited to attend the Military and Veteran Networking Forum held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2017. This free, invitation-only event included an evening of networking and professional development for those who served as well as their families. They were able to meet with hiring managers, executives, and other industry professionals.

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Braves Prospect A.J. Minter Thriving in First MLB Stint

 

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The recipient of master’s degrees in national resource strategy and acquisition and contract management, David F. Baucom served 34 years with the US Navy and rose to the rank of rear admiral (RADM). Now retired, David Baucom enjoys following his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Atlanta Braves.

Although the Braves are out of playoff contention and poised to miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, the team has seen a few bright spots, including left-handed pitcher A.J. Minter. Ranked as the 20th best minor league prospect in the Braves organization prior to the season, Minter missed time early in the year due to forearm inflammation, but quickly rose through the Braves’ minor league affiliates upon returning to the mound. He was promoted from AAA to the big league team on August 23 and has continued to thrive.

Through nine appearances with Atlanta, Minter has an earned run average (ERA) of 3.12 to go along with 12 strikeouts and no walks through 8.66 innings. He boasts an impressive 0.808 walks/hits per inning pitched (WHIP) as well as a ratio of 12.5 strikeouts per 9 innings. He has a career 2.59 ERA and 1.034 WHIP in 57 minor league appearances.

Three Former Redskins among Pro Football Hall of Fame Nominees

 

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A retired rear admiral (RADM), David F. Baucom served 34 years with the US Navy in a variety of roles, including White House military aide and USS Theodore Roosevelt stock control officer. While stationed in Washington, D.C., David Baucom enjoyed following the National Football League’s (NFL) Washington Redskins.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its list of nominees for its 2018 Class on September 12, 2017. A total of 108 former National Football League (NFL) players and coaches were nominated, including three former Redskins.

1. Joe Jacoby – An offensive tackle, Jacoby was a first-time finalist last year, but came up just short of receiving the required amount of votes to earn inclusion into the Hall of Fame. Despite not being drafted out of college, Jacoby appeared in four Pro Bowls throughout his career and was a member of the 1980s All-Decade Team.

2. Brian Mitchell – Regarded as one of the best kick returners in league history, Mitchell was a fifth-round pick of the Redskins in the 1990 NFL Draft and scored 7 punt return and 2 kick return touchdowns in 10 seasons with the team. He retired in 2003 after a 14-year career in which he accumulated 14,014 kick return yards and 4,999 punt return yards.

3. Richie Petitbon – A defensive coordinator with the Redskins from 1981 to 1992, Petitbon managed a defensive unit that ranked within the top 10 in the league in yards allowed in six separate seasons. He also served as the team’s head coach in 1993.

The United States Military’s Early Huuricane Harvey Relief Efforts

 

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The recipient of master’s degrees in both national resource strategy and acquisition and contract management, David F. Baucom is a retired rear admiral (RADM) who served over three decades with the United States Navy. In retirement, David Baucom continues to support the military branches of the United States through his affiliation with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

As the nation’s most influential military officer association, MOAA advocates for a strong national defense and promotes the interests of military members. After the damage to Texas and Louisiana caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the association has worked to ensure its local chapters and state councils have all the support they need in ensuring the safety of all citizens and rebuilding communities. To help members and other individuals best direct charitable donations, MOAA has suggested consulting websites such as Charity Navigator and Guidestar for guidance and donor-related resources.

Charitable donations is far from the only way military members have been involved in helping the two states overcome Hurricane Harvey. The New York Air National Guard as well as the North Carolina, Nebraska, and Utah Army National Guard contributed rescue resources such as aircraft and helicopters while active duty soldiers stationed in San Antonio stood by for orders from Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas. Additionally, the U.S. Air National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard utilized seven fixed-wing aircraft to assist with rescue operations.