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News | March 1, 2018

I am DLA

By DLA Public Affairs

My Name Is: Terry Russell

I am:
A quality assurance representative for DLA Energy Americas at Houston working out of Dayton, Ohio.

Describe your job in a sentence:
I perform quality oversight on product supply, storage and service contracts, pipeline operating agreements, and other commodity contracts awarded by DLA Energy.

How long have you worked at DLA?
My first stint was as a military QAR in Houston, starting in 1991. After my military career, I was hired by what is now DLA Energy in 2000, as a QAR in the Middle East Office.

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA?
I love that DLA lets me work with so many subject matter experts who overcome a multitude of challenges while supporting military and humanitarian missions around the world.

What are your best memories of working here?
Working in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Bahrain, Operation Unified Response for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief for Hurricanes Sandy and Maria.

How do you make a difference?
I relied on my Air Force training to inspect, fill and test five R-9 Refuelers to ensure they were capable of issuing on-specification fuel. I then led the charge to issue fuel to the first four C-5 aircraft to arrive in Bahrain in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was no easy task and is not in the QAR Handbook.