Friends, family and colleagues celebrated the 32-year career of an Army reservist at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support during a retirement ceremony June 4.
Lt. Col. Timothy N. Holloway is a true example of what it means to be Army strong, DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Charles Hamilton said. Hamilton officiated the ceremony and thanked Holloway for his dedicated leadership.
“You’ve been an example for all soldiers to emulate and follow,” Hamilton said. “You’ve really been a great man of commitment, having served with tenacity and a sense of great pride in the United States Army.”
Hamilton described Holloway’s assignment as a joint combat logistics officer at DLA as globally respected, and Holloway as a great asset to the agency. Hamilton presented Holloway with a Defense Meritorious Service Medal for distinguished service.
As the Subsistence supply chain’s Army Reserve lead, Holloway reduced outstanding debts by nearly $14 million, and provided contingency and operational planning support to DLA, according to the award citation.
Holloway served in several active and reserve duty assignments throughout his career. including platoon leader and transportation team chief. In his civilian career, he is the director of transportation at Lancaster Foods in Jessup, Maryland, where he manages the delivery of produce from Florida to Maine.
“I’ve had the privilege to meet a variety of talented soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and civilians,” Holloway said. “Even though this chapter in my life is closing, a new one is beginning.”
Hamilton presented Holloway with certificates of retirement and appreciation from the president, a retired Army flag and an American flag.
Hamilton also presented Holloway’s wife Kelly with the Commander’s Award for Outstanding Service and the Army’s spousal certificate of appreciation. Holloway’s wife, daughter and mother were then presented with flowers as a token of appreciation.