from the Air Force in 2000 after serving in a variety of personnel, education
and training, and executive officer assignments. His assignments included tours
in North Dakota, Florida, Korea, Australia, and the Pentagon. His final
assignment was on the Joint Staff, writing and championing legislation related
to joint officer personnel management issues. He earned numerous decorations
and awards over his Air Force career.
Air Force retirement, Ostrom was a practicing investment advisor at a large
investment firm and a bank. He specialized in working with clients developing,
implementing, and managing investment plans and portfolios.
of San Antonio, he earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts and is a
graduate of the Royal Australian Air Command and Staff College and the U.S. Air
Command and Staff College.
joined the MOAA staff in 2006. His responsibilities include researching and
writing articles and answering member inquiries regarding military benefits,
health care, survivor issues, and financial concerns. He also travels
extensively to discuss these matters with servicemembers and retirees and their
Position: Deputy Director, Transition Center