American Moving & Storage Association Names John Becker Director of Military Policy
May 21, 2015
Alexandria, VA – The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) welcomes John Becker as the director of military policy. In his new role, Becker will serve as a liaison between the moving and storage industry and its largest customer, the U.S. military. Uniformed servicemen and women are transferred from base to base every few years to advance their training and skills, and the industry plays a unique role in supporting this mobility while providing quality service to military families.
Becker will focus on educating AMSA members around military and GSA personal property rules and procedures, while also educating government policymakers about industry concerns. He will participate in the planning and execution of strategic communications efforts, including social media, focused on advancing AMSA’s public policy agenda. Becker also will serve as staff liaison to AMSA’s Government Traffic Committee.
“I am pleased to welcome John Becker to the government affairs team at the American Moving & Storage Association. His deep background and wealth of knowledge of the Department of Defense policies for moving service members and their families will be a valuable asset for our members,” said Scott Michael, AMSA president and CEO. “John is joining AMSA at the right time as the industry navigates significant changes to the military moving process during the busy summer season.”
Prior to joining AMSA, Becker served on the HQ Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Staff in the Business Process Management Office and was the Business Process Owner responsible for overseeing the documentation of Personal Property processes. Becker also served as the Personal Property Rates Team Lead, managing the development of the 400NG/International Tender, OTO/Special Solicitation program, and providing Invoice oversight and development of the Annual Rate Filing process.
Becker retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2010 after 20 years serving in various Traffic Management roles at the JPPSO, PPSO and PPPO level, as well as multiple deployments in support of operations worldwide.
The American Moving & Storage Association, home of the ProMover certification program, is the national trade association representing the nation’s moving and storage companies, which provide household goods moving services, specialized transportation for sensitive freight such as computers and trade show exhibits, and warehouse storage services. AMSA has approximately 4,000 members, including domestic and international companies and industry suppliers, and supports programs and activities that promote consumer protection, professional development, safety, and operational efficiency. Find out more at ProMover.org and Moving.org.