Chapter President

Presidents Perspective

It has been a very exciting 2014-2015 to date. On 5-6 November, 2014 we held the 41st annual Joseph Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium (APS). Despite challenges due to the change in dates of the annual event, this was a very successful once again. We had over 100 displays, and over 200 registrants for the professional sessions. Our speakers included the AMCOM Commander, MG Richardson, PEO for Aviation, BG Marion, the DPEO for Missiles and Space, Mr. Pike, and the Industry keynote speaker was GEN-R Cody. We also had the key SES's and every PM appear on a panel this year. The feedback from attendees was positive, and we look forward to the 42nd annual.

We have just received the news that our chapter has once again been named the Top Super Chapter, the fourth time we have won this award in the last five years. This is in recognition of all the great things our members did in 2014 to include our numerous socials, our participation in local charity and veterans affairs, and our very active scholarship program. Among our upcoming events, we will be hosting a hospitality suite during the upcoming Summit in Nashville on 29-30 March, the Bass Tournament in April has been expanded, and the annual golf Tournament will be held in June again this year. Please look for more information on these and other events both at this site and in future emails. We have also purchased a barrel of Single Barrel. Bottles are for sale, see elsewhere on this site, and should be available before the end of March.  

We have been having troubles contacting our individual members at times, so please take a minute and check the "Update my Information" tab above to ensure we have the most recent contact information for you. Also, please be sure to participate and vote in the Board elections this summer.  

Thanks again to our military, civilian, and industry partners for making the TVC the "Top Chapter in Quad A".

Gary S Nenninger
Vice President, Army Aviation Programs

Gary S. Nenninger
Vice President, Army Aviation Programs
L-3 Communications Corporation, Huntsville Operations

Mr. Gary S. Nenninger is Vice President for Army Aviation Programs for L-3 Communications Corporation, working out of the Huntsville, AL Operations Office. He represents Integrated Systems, Electronic Systems, and Com Systems Groups in this capacity.

Mr. Nenninger is responsible for representing and communicating L-3 corporate capabilities and programs for all three groups he represents to the Army, as well as planning, coordinating and implementing strategies for pursuit of business opportunities in all sectors of L-3.

In addition to his responsibilities with L-3, Mr. Nenninger also serves as President of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Army Aviation Association of America.

Prior to this position with L-3, Mr. Nenninger retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) after 34 years as a Department of Army Civilian. As a certified Acquisition professional, Mr. Nenninger served as a leader, executive and program manager in several high profile programs. At the time of his retirement, he was serving as the G-3, Deputy to the Commander for Operations for the US Army Aviation and Missile Command in Redstone Arsenal, AL. He was responsible for all current and future operations, strategic planning, independent analyses, and acted as the Command financial adviser. He provided executive management for Aviation Field Maintenance, Condition Based Maintenance, Aviation Reset, Missile Demilitarization, and the Logistics Support Facility. He served a two year term as the Chairman of the Joint Aviation Logistics Commanders’ Working Board during this period, also.

Before his selection to SES, Mr. Nenninger served as the Board Select Project Manager for Aviation Systems in the Program Executive Office for Aviation. Previously, he was the Deputy Program Manager for Apache Attack Helicopter, also in the PEO for Aviation. During the period from 1975 through 1991, he performed various acquisition and logistics assignments mostly in support of Army Aviation.

Mr. Nenninger received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis in 1974. He is a graduate of the Department of Defense Executive Program Manager’s Course, Level III Certified.

Mr. Nenninger and his wife Bonnie reside in Madison, Al.