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2018 ALA Congressional Caucus
and Public Policy Form

Military Resale - The Road Ahead
Rayburn House Building
June 21, 2018

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Bringing Military Resale Leadership Together
There  There was no more clear demonstration of the voice and presence of the American Logistics Association than the 2018 ALA Congressional Caucus conducted last week in the Rayburn House of Representatives Office Building. The event was expertly orchestrated by ALA’s Government Relations Advisor, Steve Rossetti and kicked off by ALA President, Maurice Branch. The standing room only audience consisted of the leaders and key staff from the Resale Commands and members of the ALA Board of Directors, senior leaders from industry, and congressional members from the House and Senate. 

All groups weighed-in on plans and process currently facing the federal government and the vital public private partnership at the foundation of the Defense Resale System.

The American Logistics Association (ALA) and the Coalition To Save Our Military Shopping Benefits would like to thank all the congressional members, industry leaders, and valued associates that spearheaded this year’s caucus. This was a true bi-partisan event that shows our service members, their families, veterans, retirees, and survivors that they have a strong voice. 


     Ms. Stephanie Barna
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Defense Personnel Policy, Military Family and Qualify of Life Intiatives 

"ALA has consistently raised concerns important to your membership Sales are a concern and we all need to work together to make sure people understand and use their benefits."

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

House Armed Services Committee
Chairman, Subcommittee on Readiness

"You are the people that make a difference for military families’ and I’m proud to stand with ALA in protecting this vital program."

Congressman Rob Whittman (R-VA.)

House Armed Services Committee
Chairman, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces

"ALA has always been a steady voice in supporting these vital benefits."

Honorable John Gibson II

Chief Management Officer
Department of Defense 

"Any efficiencies created by the system will be plowed back into making the system better."

Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO.)

House Armed Services Committee
Chairman, Subcommittee on Personnel

"We need transparency... and, Congress should be involved in any decision to integrate the system."


Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE.)
House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Personnel
House Homeland Security Committee

"Very much appreciate ALA’s voice on matters that make a difference for our military folks. Congress must and will have a say in the outcome of the resale system"

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH.)

House Armed Services Committee
Subcommittee on Readiness and Subcommittee on Personnel

"I saved money at the commissary; every family needs that comfort zone and ALA and Industry is an essential Partner to ensuring these benefits are preserved"

Congressman Donald McEachin (D-VA.)

House Armed Services Committee
Subcommittee on Readiness and Seapower and Projection Forces

"Commissaries are vital to folks in my district for patrons as a job engine."

Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL.)

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

"We value the relationship with ALA and look forward to your help in advancing the passage of the Purple Heart Act."


Mr. Ralph Galati

Veterans Advocate
Former POW "Hanoi Hilton"

"What mattered most to us was that the American people were behind us."

Congressman Sandford Bishop (D-GA.)

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

"I commend every company that supports military resale. The ALA is truly an outstanding Association, what you do greatly aids our military members."

Ms. Stacey Tyley (DoD)

Director, Community Services Enterprise Review and Discussion
Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)

"We are looking to stabilize DeCA before any form of integration takes place…and, we are focused on preserving the benefit."

Mr. Scott Ulrich (DoD)

Director of Physical Security and Law Enforcement
Director, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)

"Our objective is ease of access through one card, accepted at all bases."


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Maurice Branch
American Logistics Association (ALA)
(202) 466-2520 


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