MOAA Welcomes New Key Staff Member

August 5, 2016

On August 3, MOAA welcomed Col. Dan Merry, USAF (Ret) to the Government Relations team.

Col. Merry recently retired after more than 31 years on active duty. His most recent assignment was as Commander, Air Force Mortuary Operations at Dover AFB, DE, which processes the return of casualties of all services….a very sensitive job, to say the least.

He is a career personnel officer, and has had experience in a number of positions that make him a perfect fit for MOAA's Government Relations team, including assignments as Deputy Chief, Force Sustainment Division and Deputy Director, Personnel Plans at HQ USAF. In addition, he served tours as the mission support group commander at RAF Mildenhall, England; as a Military Fellow at Rand Corp.; and worked with the 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation.

When we first met Col. Merry, we were impressed with his personal business card, which said simply, “Make a difference every day.” If that doesn't fit MOAA's mission precisely, we don't know what does.

Col. Merry has assumed duties as Principal Director of Government Relations for the present, and will transition to assume duties as Vice President of Government Relations at the end of the year, when Col. Steve Strobridge, USAF (Ret) transitions to a part-time advisory role.


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