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News | Jan. 31, 2018

Land and Maritime outlines strategic plans during town hall

By Craig M. Rader DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

Leaders at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime celebrated agency accomplishments and introduced upcoming projects during a town hall at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

The Jan. 30 event covered topics including fiscal guidance, agency strategic plans, employee recognitions and upcoming significant activities. This was the first town hall of the 2018 calendar year.

Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic said the quarterly town halls are valuable opportunities to bring the workforce together and celebrate organizational accomplishments.

“2017 has been a great year for Land and Maritime, and in spite of challenges you’ve all remained committed to your mission,” Skubic said. “As individuals and collectively as one team, you all have made a positive impact on warfighter support.”

She recognized eight employees for their selection into the Land and Maritime “Associate of the Month” program and announced several leadership changes.

Four associates will participate in a GS-14 professional development program and seven are taking part in enterprise rotational assignments. Skubic also acknowledged the members of the level III mentoring program Class of 2020.

The audience said a collective farewell to six retiring or departing agency leaders. The group accumulated more than 171 combined years of service to DLA Land and Maritime and the federal government.

Skubic praised the recipients of DLA awards in categories including installation support, military personnel, acquisition and support. She presented a Meritorious Civilian Service Award to Matt Geary, an associate from the Office of Counsel. She also gave Charlie Shaw, a customer account specialist, a Superior Civilian Service Award.

“The coming year will require the same standards of productivity that we’ve become accustomed to,” Skubic said. “The Warfighters which we support deserve nothing less.”