The following article appeared in The Hill on December 10, 2013
By Keith Laing
Lee Moak is no stranger to turbulence — he’s a former Delta Airlines pilot, and he led that airline’s pilots union during its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines.
But Moak, who is also a retired Marine, says nothing fully prepared him for what awaited when he moved to Washington in 2011 to take the helm of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and represent all airlines’ pilots.
“I’m not from Washington,” Moak said. “In my previous life, I was in the Marine Corps, so patience isn’t a strong suit for me. Three years in Washington, it’s amazing to me that anything gets done.”