Military Officers Association of America Presenting: 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Starbucks

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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will present its 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Kevin Johnson, president and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, in recognition of the company’s outstanding contributions in support of the military community. The award will be presented at an April event on Capitol Hill.

Military Officers Association of America

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest military officers’ association with more than 350,000 members from every branch of uniformed service. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will present its 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Kevin Johnson, president and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, in recognition of the company’s outstanding contributions in support of the military community. The award will be presented at an April event on Capitol Hill; all awardees are expected to attend.

MOAA’s Distinguished Service Award recognizes organizations or individuals who have greatly aided people who served in the U.S. armed forces. Johnson is being recognized for Starbucks Coffee Company’s continued commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses.

Veteran unemployment is always on MOAA’s radar said MOAA’s president and CEO, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins. “Starbucks Coffee Company is taking a stand where it can, in the way it can, to help with that. I am proud to honor Kevin Johnson and Starbucks Coffee Company with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award.”

The awards ceremony also will recognize Tim Barone, president and CEO of Vantage Mobility International, for the company’s work helping thousands of disabled veterans achieve independence and mobility.

Additionally, MOAA will present its 2018 Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award to U.S. Reps. Martha McSally (R) and Kyrsten Sinema (D), both of Arizona. Jorge Rueda, formerly with the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Samantha Gonzalez, with the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will receive MOAA’s 2018 Colonel Paul W. Arcari Meritorious Service Award.

MOAA has awarded the Marix and Distinguished Service awards since 1997. Past recipients of the Marix Award include Sens. Lindsay Graham, John McCain, and Jim Webb; past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award include Tom Brokaw, Toby Keith, and retired Army Gen. Colin Powell. The Arcari award recognizing congressional staff members was first awarded in 2000. For more information about MOAA, please visit http://www.moaa.org.

About MOAA:

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest military officers’ association with more than 350,000 members from every branch of uniformed service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org or http://www.voicesfortroops.org/.

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