Jose Sorto Jose Sorto, MBA, CMRP    

Commander/Administrator Officer at USAF, Chevy Chase, MD   

Joined AHRMM in 2009

1. Please share your history of involvement with AHRMM committees/task forces/activities:

I have not participated before so this will be my first time. But I would like to continue to contribute to developing future leaders.

2. Tell us more about your specific job responsibilities in your company/hospital/organization:

I am an Air Force Medical Service Officer and in-charge of squadron responsible for finances, IM/IT, Facility Management, Logistics, and ancillary services (Pharmacy, Lab, and Radiology). In addition, I am the clinic Administrator.

3. How many years have you been in your current role; how many years in supply chain?

I’ve been assigned to current role for 18 months and have 15 years of supply management experience at different levels of the military healthcare system.

4. What aspect of your job do you like best?

I like making a difference in the lives of our staff and patients as we deliver trusted care. I am big on helping to mentor, coach, and develop future leaders.

5. What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

I am “dual-hatted” as a commander and Administrator which drives a lot of different priorities for the organization. Also, I lack the proper administrative support.

6. Who is your mentor/key influencer, and why?

I have a few mentors within the Air Force and civilian sector. I have a previous boss who has become a friend who I speak to in regards to current and future duties and personal matters.

7. What AHRMM board/committee/ task forces/activity/experience stands out/is most memorable for you?

Annual Conference

8. Why did you join AHRMM/what keeps you coming back?

I join AHRMM because I love being a “Logie” (e.g. supply chain).

9. Name one AHRMM tool you “cannot do without”:

I look forward to the annual conference so I can learn new stuff.

10. What are key AHRMM resources you use to leverage your supply chain processes? 

11. What is the best part of being involved in your professional association?

Exposure to meeting other professionals in my field, experiencing new ideas and best practices.

12. What is something most of your peers don’t know about you?

I am very involved with church and gained a lot of balance in my life through those relationships.

13. In my free time I like to:

I like to play sports, but love soccer, and I like to travel.

14. Personal Motto or Favorite Quote:

“Whatever it takes!”