Patrick B. Nixon is President of the American Logistics Association (ALA), headquartered in Washington DC. The ALA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization of manufacturers, manufacturer's representatives, brokers, distributors, publishers, and other companies that sell or provide products and services to the military resale systems and MWR/Services. At ALA, we use the term "military resale systems" as a broad term that includes all military exchanges and commissaries, Department of State stores, Veterans Canteen Services, as well as all of the armed forces' Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) activities that involve a product or service. Under Mr. Nixon’s leadership, ALA is committed to promote the hiring of veterans in the military resale business channel, a business platform with annual sales of $20 billion. Mr. Nixon is a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966-1969.