Patricia Wilkins assumed her current position as the Acting Deputy Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, a major subordinate command of DLA at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on May 10, 2021. As the Acting Deputy Commander, she is responsible for enabling mission readiness by providing globally resilient energy solutions to the Warfighter and Whole of Government.
In her permanently assigned position, Wilkins serves as the Director of DLA Energy Quality Technical Directorate providing the Department of Defense with worldwide integrated quality assurance and technical solutions for energy products and services. Prior to this position, she worked in DLA Headquarters J34 (Logistics, Policy, and Strategic Programs) in the Technical and Quality Assurance Division.
Wilkins led high performance teams working 20 separate programs that support DLA's strategic/operational goals, including hazardous materials, national stock number mapping, product quality deficiency reports, technical quality workforce development, supply chain sustainability, packaging, supply discrepancy reports, stock readiness, value management, organic manufacturing, and storage and handling. She managed efforts to analyze and resolve process issues and problems of particularly high visibility and criticality to the agency.
Starting her career at DLA Energy, Wilkins was a chemist and held leadership positions within the organization leading quality assurance/surveillance, cataloging, standardization, specification/standards, energy research and development, and sustainability programs. In 2011, she became a graduate of the Excellence in Fellows Program, a year-long program for managers sponsored by Partnership for Public Service (Center for Government Leadership).
Wilkins attended the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.