DLA Energy Korea changes command

By Stephanie Buggs, DLA Energy Student Trainee DLA Energy Public Affairs

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Defense Logistics Agency Energy Korea’s leadership changed hands when Army Lt. Col. Faith M. Chamberlain relinquished command during a ceremony at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, South Korea, June 22.

Chamberlain served as the DLA Energy Korea commander since June 2016.

“My last two years commanding Energy Korea was so personally and professionally rewarding,” Chamberlain said. “I had a phenomenal team who took this organization to the next level. I know going forward Lt. Col. Daniel and this team will continue the legacy of flawless support to the warfighter.”

DLA Pacific Commander Navy Capt. Timothy L. Daniels presided over the ceremony. In his remarks, he praised Chamberlain for her leadership and professionalism.

“Nowhere else in the world is a DLA Energy office so closely associated with the supported warfighter,” he said. “DLA Energy Korea is a key member of the Combined Petroleum Support Center supporting Sub Area Petroleum Office Korea in its dual roles of ensuring fuel supply to both U.S. and Republic of Korea forces under the Combined Forces Command during wartime.”

The incoming commander, Army Lt. Col. Craig A. Daniel, recently served as the support operations officer for the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade with duty at both Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of operation Resolute Support.

During the ceremony, Daniel shared his excitement on being selected for command.

“I look forward to being a part of DLA and the first class Energy Korea team,” he said. “Hearing about the team’s achievements and professionalism makes me very grateful to have this opportunity.”

Daniel is a native of Houston, Texas, and was commissioned as an Army second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps through the ROTC program at Radford University.

The DLA Energy Korea mission is to provide world-class petroleum supply, transport and management for U.S. forces in the Republic of Korea. The command consists of U.S. Soldiers and Airmen, Department of Defense civilians, and Korean employees. Headquartered at Camp Walker, Daegu, DLA Energy Korea has a residency office and a petroleum laboratory at Camp Humphreys.