February 2020 Dinner Meeting

February 12, 2020
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Renaissance Denver
3801 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80207

Social/Networking Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Topic: Expeditionary Logistics; U.S. Army Style

Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Joe Grigg

Location: Renaissance Stapleton

Speaker and Topic: Did you know the U.S. Army is the second largest employer in the country?  Over 1.3M people work for the U.S. Army in and out of uniform; second only to Walmart’s 1.5M.  As you would expect the supply chain for the Army is massive and complex, capable of sourcing, delivering and supporting everything from tanks to pencils, from complex radio satellite equipment to bottles of water.  LTC Joe Grigg is going to discuss how they can do it in an austere environment against a competitor that wants to not only stop, them but is willing to kill them to do it.
            Join us as Joe takes provides us an overview of how to organize 1.3M people and the supplies needed to ensure success on a battlefield. 
            LTC Joe Grigg is a 30-year Veteran and has deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He received is commission as Ordnance Officer in 1994 from the ROTC program at Montana State University.  Over the next 20 plus years, Joe has held numerous positions of supply chain management for the U.S. Army.  From a Second Lieutenant leading a platoon of 90 Soldiers repairing the fully tracked Multiple Rocket Launch system to Company Commander of 232 Mechanics and Parts Specialist in Iraq to the Joint Logistics Officer for the Colorado National Guard in charge of supporting the Colorado Guard’s response to emergencies in the state or across the nation.
                Joe is the Vice President of Programs for APICS Colorado and has been on Board of Directors since 2007.   He has been the Chapter President as well as the Vice President of Membership.  He has certifications in CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD.  He also serves the chapter as a Lead instructor for CSCP and CLTD classes.



Mixed Greens Salad

Southwestern Seared Turkey Medallions

Vegan: Butternut Squash Ravioli


Desert: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake