By MOAA Staff
MOAA’s president and CEO stressed the association’s ongoing work on behalf of the wider uniformed services community, not just officers, as part of a recent interview with iHeartMedia’s CEOs You Should Know: Washington DC podcast series.
Currently serving, former, and retired officers in MOAA “keep up the responsibility and the understanding that we’re there to take care of everybody,” Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, USAF (Ret), said during the interview. “When we were serving as officers, and those who are still serving as officers, you’re responsible for everybody in your unit – taking care of everybody. Their families, the enlisted folks, everybody. And so MOAA advocates, educates, does philanthropic work, and does engagement work on behalf of the entire military community.”
The iHeartMedia production is part of the nation’s largest podcast publishing company. iHeartMedia also owns more than 860 radio stations in 160 markets, including the nation’s capital.
Kelly also discusses:
- His 33½-year Air Force career, and how serving with MOAA made sense as a way to “continue the mission” of supporting others who serve and their families.
- His work to ensure “our organization, day to day, works hard to make sure we’re representing [servicemembers], and make sure they have a voice.”
- Recent success stories for The MOAA Foundation’s Crisis Relief program, as well as other MOAA Charities efforts.
- Top priorities and challenges for the association, including ongoing membership and revenue efforts.
Kelly took over the president and CEO role at MOAA in January. Learn more about his background in this interview from Military Officer magazine.