LOGTECH MBA Program Graduates Fifteen

Dec 17, 2010, 08:00 ET from Institute for Defense and Business

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LOGTECH MBA Program recognized its fifth class of graduates on December 16, 2010 at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C.  LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson, Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics, G4 U.S. Army; LtGen Frank A. Panter, Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics, U.S. Marine Corps; and RADM Sean F. Crean, Deputy Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, U.S. Navy provided a joint commencement message for the ceremony.  The two-year LOGTECH MBA program graduates earn a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University with a certificate in global supply chain leadership from UNC-Chapel Hill.  U.S. Army Materiel Command is the Department of Defense Executive Agent for the program.

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The Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH), managed by the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB), collaborates with two of the nation's leading business schools -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School -- to deliver the LOGTECH MBA, a unique online and residential MBA program with a concentration in defense logistics.  

"This is an outstanding class of leaders across the military services and the private sector who have grown intellectually, professionally and personally during their studies," remarked Mark Cramer, President of the IDB.  "Through their hard work and applying what they have learned in the LOGTECH MBA, they have already helped to improve the operations of their organizations and commands, and will continue to do so for many years to come."

This program provides a select class of professional logisticians - from all the military services and the private sector -- with an educational experience focused on current business concepts and logistics practices. These students work together jointly to master the global business knowledge and leadership skills needed in today's complex, globally responsive organizations. This partnership provides both military and corporate participants with a focused and dynamic professional development opportunity.

During the two-year program, approximately 80 percent of the academic work is accomplished online punctuated by four short residencies. The 2010 LOGTECH MBA class attended one-week residencies in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on three separate occasions and traveled together throughout Europe for a ten-day study residency.

The final cohort of the degree under the name LOGTECH MBA and full sponsorship by the U.S. Army Materiel Command will graduate in December 2011.  

The graduating LOGTECH MBA class included:

  • Mr. Mike Abbas, Agility
  • Mr. Peter Battaglia, Defense Logistics Agency
  • Maj Les Chiu, US Marine Corps
  • LCDR Wesley Groff, US Navy
  • CDR Michael Havens, US Navy
  • Mr. Stephen LeFebvre, US Army
  • LCDR Thomas McGreevy, US Navy
  • Maj Kate Murray, US Marine Corps
  • Capt Julian Rosemond, US Maine Corps
  • LT Benjamin Schill, US Navy
  • LtCol Robert Schroder, US Marine Corps
  • LtCol Samuel Smith, US Marine Corps
  • Ms. Torri West, US Army
  • LtCol Craig Wirth, US Marine Corps
  • Capt Benito Zubiate, US Air Force

Two students received special recognition during the graduation ceremony:

  • For demonstrated leadership, LCDR Thomas McGreevy, USN, received the E.B. Leedy Award, named in honor of the late Major General Leedy, USA (Ret.), a key member of the team that founded LOGTECH.  
  • For demonstrated and future potential to contribute to the field of defense logistics, CDR Michael Havens, USN, received the William T. Powell, Jr. Scholarship for continued master-level studies resulting in an additional Masters in Global Supply Chain Management, named in honor of the late founder and first president of the Institute for Defense and Business.

About the IDB:

The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is a non-profit research and education institute formed in 1997 by UNC-Chapel Hill and the state of North Carolina. The IDB offers a series of educational programs for the military, government, non-governmental agencies, and private industry, in the areas of logistics, operations, life cycle management, organizational change, and economic stabilization.

For more information:  Please contact either Theresa Esposto Raines, Director of Industry Relations at Raines@idb.org, or April McGill, Military and Industry Outreach Associate at McGill@idb.org, or call at 919-969-8008.

SOURCE Institute for Defense and Business