DLA News Archive

Tag: DLA L&M

Nov. 25, 2020

‘Never borrow from yourself’: Customer account specialist shares best advice of his 50-year career

This week marks five decades since a young Chester Parker entered an Army recruiting center and embarked on a federal career that took him around the world. Today, Parker is a customer account specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Land Customer Operations. In this capacity he serves as the “face” to Army and Marine Corps customers and engages with them daily to understand their specific logistics needs.

Nov. 10, 2020

Where to watch 2020 Veterans Day virtual tributes

Several local and national organizations will pivot from traditional Veterans Day festivities in light of the current health emergency and offer virtual opportunities to honor our nation’s veterans. Below is a snapshot of locally and nationally scheduled events.

Nov. 9, 2020

Why be a Marine

On this, the 245th Marine Corps Birthday, I like to reflect on what it is that truly makes the Corps something special to those who haven’t worn the uniform. I’d like to tell you about a time when I was on recruiting duty and a young man came into my office seeking to find out about joining the Corps.

Oct. 28, 2020

Land and Maritime Electronics Product Testing Lab gets new battery evaluation capability

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime expanded the capacity of its Electronics Product Test Center with the grand opening of a new in-house battery testing facility Oct. 26. Progressing from a vision more than 10 months ago the new facility is the tangible result of a lengthy team process purposed to improve operational efficiency while also saving money.

Oct. 16, 2020

COVATTA caps Navy birthday celebration at DLA Land and Maritime

The U.S. Navy celebrated its 245th Birthday and the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime joined the festivities with a trimmed down version of its fun-themed cardboard regatta. A celebration staple for the last several years, the COVID-19 health emergency has required health and safety adaptations that have scaled down this year’s version.

Oct. 15, 2020

Fall 2020 Ohio State University Economics Virtual Career Fair

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime attended the last virtual career fair of fiscal year 2020 at The Ohio State University Economics Virtual Career Fair. The event was hosted Sept. 30 using the Handshake virtual recruiting platform.

Oct. 15, 2020

DPMAP/Social Contract Information Sessions

The People and Culture Office conducted virtual information sessions Sept. 22 and 24 on Department of Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program/Social Contract for new employees and new supervisors.

Oct. 15, 2020

2020 Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Government, Humanities, and Education Fair

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime participated virtually in Nova Southeastern University’s Government, Humanities and Education Fair Sept. 16. The university is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sept. 16, 2020

2020 Ohio State University Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Engineering and Technical Support Directorate participated in a Virtual Career Fair with the Ohio State University on Sept. 15, 2020. This online event connected employers with students, recent graduates, and alumni seeking both internships and full-time employment.

Sept. 11, 2020

Land and Maritime commander talks 2020 successes, reconstitution during first town hall

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry shared her leadership philosophy and impressions from her first two months on the job with associates in a DLA live-streamed Town Hall Sept. 10.