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News | Feb. 1, 2017

I am DLA

By DLA Public Affairs

My name is:

Laurie Darrisaw

I am: 

An equal employment opportunity specialist and training coordinator in the DLA Aviation Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. 

Describe your job in a sentence: 

I am the training coordinator for my office, and I handle EEO complaints from all DLA Aviation employees in Richmond and at our forward sites.  


How long have you worked at DLA?

I began working for DLA in October 1985 as an inventory management specialist at the Defense Electronics Supply Center in Dayton, Ohio (which combined with DLA in Columbus, Ohio, in 1997). I came to DLA in Richmond in April 1998.  

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA? 

Working with people and helping them resolve stressful situations, and imparting information to the workforce on the complaint process and EEO’s role.

What are your best memories of working here?

Meeting my husband. We met here in July 2000. He has since retired, and we’ve been happily married for almost 13 years.  

How do you make a difference?

I make a difference by educating the workforce on various aspects of EEO laws and the policies. It is fulfilling to teach employees and managers about EEO and assist them with resolving stressful issues.