From the desk of Terry HeadI am very pleased to advise that IAM has completed another critical step in the successful transition of leadership with the hire of Dan Bradley (USAF Lt. Col, Ret.) as our new Director of Government & Military Relations (DGMR). Several months ago, I formally announced I am preparing to step down as IAM President around the end of this year. Senior Vice President Charles White will become IAM's new President, and Dan Bradley will take on many of his current responsibilities as the new DGMR.
Bradley will serve as the primary contact between the Association and its membership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other U.S. federal agencies with whom the IAM Membership conducts business, and which have enforcement and regulatory authority over the moving, forwarding and relocation industries.
"I am incredibly excited that Dan Bradley will be stepping into the role that I have handled for IAM for almost 14 years," Charles White said. "Dan brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience in the U.S. military and as a DOD civilian. As a former Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Director of Personal Property, he brings a perspective to the job that will provide new insights into the inner workings of the Department of Defense. I look forward to working side by side with Dan as I transition into my new role as President of IAM."
Bradley is a U.S. DoD logistician with a broad background in domestic and international transportation operations, including operational level transportation movements and command headquarters policy, guidance, and oversight of freight, personal property, and unit deployment functions. Over the past 12 years, he has held numerous positions in the SDDC, culminating in his assignment as Chief, Domestic Movement Support Division, where he led a staff of 30 in SDDC's CONUS freight services functions responsible for the commercial carrier registration, performance, and freight tender programs.
Key to his new role at IAM, Bradley also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Personal Property (SDDC), where he was responsible for DoD's Personal Property program. There, he led 90 personnel in over 12 geographically separated locations to manage the movement of household goods and privately-owned vehicle shipments worldwide. He established Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) business rules, engaged with household goods carriers, and hosted monthly Council of Colonels and Captains and quarterly General Officer Steering Committee meetings to guide the implementation of DP3 and its associated Defense Personal Property System.
Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dan to the IAM professional staff, and we look forward to your support of him in his new role.
Terry R. Head, CAE, CMC
President, International Association of Movers