AAR´s Lt Gen John B. Cooper receives Lifetime Achievement Award by the LOA

March 31, 2021

Wood Dale, Illinois — AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs and OEMs, announced today that its Senior Vice President of Global Government and Defense, Lt General John B. Cooper (USAF, ret) received the Logistics Officer Association (LOA) Lifetime Achievement Award during the network´s virtual symposium. The event focuses on leadership, innovation, velocity, excellence and this year´s theme was ‘Under Attack: Agile Logistics for the Future Fight’.

Joining AAR’s senior leadership in 2019, General Cooper runs the strategic development and planning for AAR’s growing government and defense sectors. Before joining AAR, General Cooper served over three decades in the U.S. Air Force with his final assignment as the USAF’s ranking General for logistics, engineering and force protection at The Pentagon. There he oversaw development of a $25 billion annual budget and approved all policy for logistics, maintenance, sustainment and supply chain management across the Air Force. A Munitions and Maintenance Officer by trade, he commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels. He also held numerous high-ranking leadership positions in the logistics and sustainment community and participated in numerous contingency operations.

“I am so honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the LOA”, says Lt Gen John B. Cooper. “The LOA is a truly fantastic organization with a history of providing a venue for officers to address some of the department´s toughest logistics challenges and this award gives me great joy. I want to thank LOA for this prestigious award.”

“We are very fortunate and proud to have Lt Gen John B. Cooper on our team”, says John Holmes, AAR President & CEO. “Congratulations on being recognized for your achievements and thank you for your services to our Country.”

The LOA National Awards Program recognizes sustained superior leadership in service to LOA National. Nominees have at least 20 years of service in a logistics related career and at least 10 years of LOA membership. LOA´s mission is to enhance Airmen and civilian logisticians with professional education, networking and mentorship to ensure success in a dynamic globaldefense logistics environment.

For more information about LOA or the award program, please follow the links: https://atloa.org/ and https://www.logisticsymposium.org/

For more information on AAR´s Corporate Officers, click here.




About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company with operations in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include Parts Supply; OEM Solutions; Integrated Solutions; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at editor@aarcorp.com or +1 630-227-5100. 

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