Professional of the Year - Aerospace and Defense

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Larry G. Floren

Title: Corporate Trainer and Business Consultant
Industry: Aerospace and Defense
Type of Organization: Manufacturing; Contractor
Major Product/Service: Producing wheeled combat vehicles, communications systems, tank systems (armored), gun systems and other devices
Expertise: Colonel Floren has over 30 years experience. He currently serves as trainer for logistics, Military Police, field artillery, armor, infantry and aviation operation scenarios and consults regarding logistics.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: American Legion; Quartermaster's Organization; V.F.W.; A.U.S.A.; M.O.A.A.
University/Degree: M.B.A., Business; M.S., Logistics; Florida Institute of Technology, 1984; Acquisition Certified, Defense System Management College
Hobbies/Sports: Travel, custom cars
Spouse: Jackie
Children: 5 Children; 9 Grandchildren
Work History: Colonel Floren is a retired Lt. Colonel, who served as the Commander of 1/4th Calvary troop, Quartermaster General, Logistics and Operations, for 29 years with the U.S. Army. He joined the Montana National Guard in Kalispell, Montana in 1964. In 1970, he was ordered to active duty with assignment to Fort Carson, Colorado as a Platoon Leader on the 3/77 Armor Battalion. In 1971, he was assigned as Officer in Charge of the Jungle Operation Course in Panama Canal, prior to assignment in Vietnam. Colonel Floren provided general and logistics expertise to numerous major operations from 1971 through 1992. After retirement, he led a team of experts in training Army Operations and Support Battalions/Brigades at the National Training Center and throughout the U.S. from 2000 through 2008.
Honors & Awards: Legion of Merit (Desert Storm); Bronze Star (Vietnam); 2 Meritorious Service Medals; Cold War Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal with 1 bronze star; Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze service stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 6o Device; Overseas Service Ribbon; Vietnam Civil Action Ribbon; Honor Medal-First Class; Vietnam War Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Army Overseas Service Ribbon; Department of Defense Cold War Certificate; Shield of Saint Martin, 48th Quartermaster General, U.S. Army, 2004; Inducted, American War Library, 2011
Published Works: Tactics, Techniques & Procedures Manual, Library, Fort Lee, Virginia