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Monday, 17 December 2012 23:30

Secretary: Cary J. Rogers

Mr. Rogers is Vice President of Sales and Practice Development at CNS Vital Signs. Prior to CNS Vital Signs, Rogers has had an extensive 30 + year career in Consumer Products and Marketing Services industries including 19 years with North American executive level responsibilities at S.C. Johnson and Son and as a marketing services consultant with clients such as Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Lowes, Bank of America and Sara Lee. Rogers completed his undergraduate studies with a B.S. Business Administration degree from Oklahoma State and had complete graduate studies at University of Texas, Kellogg School of Business and course completion at the Center for Creative Leadership

Monday, 17 December 2012 23:22

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Monday, 17 December 2012 21:54

Chair: John M. Riggs Lt. General (Ret)

US Army John Riggs worked his way through the ranks in the U.S. Army to Lieutenant General culminating as Director of the Objective Force Task Force where he was entrusted with creating a high-tech Army for the 21st Century; Transformation of the U.S. Army. He served on active duty with the U. S. Army for over 39 years prior to becoming an Aviation & Strategic Defense Consultant.

Riggs had six overseas tours — Vietnam, Belgium, and two each in Korea and Germany, and has commanded at every level — platoon, company, battalion, brigade, division — culminating in his immediate past assignment as commanding general of the 1st U.S. Army. Staff tours included military assistant to the deputy chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium, and as assistant deputy chief of staff for operations and plans on the Army staff. He served consecutively as Commanding General, 1st U.S. Army, Fort Gillem, GA and Commanding General, 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, CO. Riggs commanded at all levels of Aviation and earned a Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery and 25 awards of the Air Medal during the Vietnam War.

He served in various positions on the Army Staff in the Pentagon culminating as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. He also served as the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation School and Ft. Rucker, Ala, and Assistant Division Commander for the 3rd Infantry Division in Bamberg Germany. Riggs has decades of experience with Congress, OSD, the Joint Staff and Services working programs, from concept development through requirements, budgeting, acquisition, and life cycle sustainment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in personnel management and administration, and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Monday, 17 December 2012 19:47

Our Mission

ALFI’s mission and purpose is to act as the nation’s advocate for America’s land forces; make American military power as dominant on land as it is in the air, sea and space; prepare our nation’s military men and women to survive as well as succeed in all of the challenges that they face; and help them transition successfully to civilian life.

America’s ground forces have carried the greatest burden and suffered disproportionately high loss of life and limb in wars fought since the end of World War II. ALFI will support those who seek to provide our ground forces with the support they require to allow them to win on the ground at the lowest cost in human life.

ALFI will carry out its mission by:

  • Shaping the national debate and acting as an agent for changing our national security priorities from sea and air to land forces.
  • Educating key defense and military stakeholders and the general public on the primacy of the ground component in today’s wars.
  • Supporting and advocating for defense research and development agencies to create and provide tools and resources that allow our Soldiers and Marines to dominate on tomorrow’s battlefields.
  • Influencing national policymakers to develop policy that favors our ground forces.
  • Advocating for and collaborating with agencies that provide education, training, counseling, health services and other assistance to land forces Veterans and their families.

ALFI is non-partisan and independent of any federal or state agency, political party, or private concern. Our goal is to get to the ‘ground truth’ with objectivity and clarity. Our motto is Service with Heart.  ALFI is dedicated to bringing both passion and proven experience to every issue we address.

Who We Serve

ALFI is one of the nation’s leading advocates for active duty and reserve Army, Marine, Special Operating and National Guard forces; Veterans who are working to transition successfully to civilian life; and American law enforcement personnel defending America’s communities and borders against terrorists and international criminal organizations.

The nexus uniting all of these active land forces, Veterans and law enforcement officers is that they are essential to protecting national security; they risk death and disproportionately die at the hands of the nation’s enemies while serving in uniform; and they need sustained advocacy, support and highly specialized training to survive and succeed in the challenging continuum from training to combat missions to reintegration into civilian society.

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