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News | May 14, 2018

DLA Distribution announces Military of the Quarter

DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Four military members assigned to DLA Distribution have been recognized as the DLA Distribution Military of the Quarter for second quarter, fiscal year 2018

Junior Non-Commissioned Officer – Staff Sgt. KC Sanchez, USAF, DLA Distribution Bahrain

Sanchez serves as Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for Warehouse and Vault Operations at DLA Distribution Mapping Support Office Bahrain.  In this capacity, she processed 1,100 transactions of mapping materiel resulting in zero United States Navy Fifth Fleet mission delays.

Maintaining 100 percent asset accountability, she led quarterly inventory of 2,700 line items and 24,000 units of classified mapping products with zero errors. 

Additionally, she facilitated the distribution of 3.1 million unclassified maps directly supporting Operation Enduring Freedom-Horn of Africa and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Company Grade Officer – Lt. Alexander Cooper, USN, DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California

While serving as the action officer for the distribution center’s Inventory Management Division Cooper led a team of 15 civilian personnel in the expeditious processing of 1,800 Supply Discrepancy Report corrections, and 60 urgent customer requests, including assets on backorder and identified as critically needed in the fleet.

Displaying continuous flexibility, Cooper collaborated with his counterparts at Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons System Support and DLA Distribution headquarters to ensure timely, responsive, and resourceful distribution services for Navy-owned material.   He led three employees in the successful research of $5 million of frustrated Navy owned assets by collaborating with the Receiving Division on recovering and tracking received items.

Field Grade Officer – Lt. Cmdr. Scott Futrelle, USN, DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California

In his position as the distribution center’s strategic engagement deputy, Futrelle assisted in the creation of DLA Distribution San Joaquin’s Operations Cell, a new function anticipated to have a large impact on the site’s workload management and strategic engagement.

Futrelle also created a Common Operating Picture that allows all supervisors and the command team to meet daily via Skype to provide ongoing updates on current workload requirements, future planning efforts to meet customer needs, inventory posture and quality actions, safety mishap prevention discussion, and operational factors that impact workload.

Additionally, he formalized knowledge management requirements, utilizing OneNote and SharePoint to ensure all administrative records, tasks and project management, and reports are tracked, completed and archived for future reference.

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer – Sgt. First Class Kahlil Warner, USA, DLA Distribution

Warner serves as the Support Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge in DLA Distribution Current Operations.  In this position, he serves as a conduit between command and the executive leadership team and fills in leadership positions as needed.

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Warner fastidiously managed the short notice mobilization of Expeditionary Reserve Forces.  Due to his oversight, the command was able to consistently maintain its personnel strength and capabilities while rotating personnel on the ground ensuring those that most needed it received critical medical supplies, food and water.   

After DLA Distribution’s sole human resources staffer was inundated with a dramatic influx of hiring actions, Warner helped manage hiring efforts, enabling the executive leadership team to make strategic and time-sensitive staffing decisions after an 18-month hiring hiatus. 

He also serves as the headquarters’ sole Reserve Forces coordinator, providing superb management of several Navy reservists augmented to help reduce the Agency’s preservation, packaging, packing and marking backlog.