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News | Nov. 28, 2018

San Joaquin’s Hackette named DLA Senior NCO of the Quarter

DLA Distribution Public Affairs

DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California, Army Sgt. 1st Class Kwesi Hackette has been selected as DLA Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for third quarter, fiscal year 2018.

Hackette currently serves as San Joaquin’s Movement senior noncommissioned officer in charge and as a member of DLA’s Real Property Task Force (RPTF). 

“As a forward-thinking and problem-solving logistician, Sgt. Hackette's performance has directly contributed to sustained improvements in our transportation operations,” said DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California, commander Marine Col. Andre Harrell. 

In his role as the Movement SNCOIC, Hackette is responsible for more than 200 tons of equipment and supplies transported on more than 80 commercial seavans and trucks per day to support Department of Defense operations worldwide. 

As a member of the RPTF, he supervises the accurate inventory of approximately 18,000 real property assets located at 550 sites for DLA. 

When the RPTF was instituted in the second quarter of 2018 as DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams' number one priority, Hackette took the initiative and volunteered to join the team to help account for more than $800 million in assets.  After receiving five days of training, Hackette was dispatched with a team of three other civilians to account for $55 million in assets at two DLA sites. His direct leadership and management skills helped his team find 100 percent of the assets in only two days.

During this period, Hackette also assisted in the management of 30 Navy reservists assigned to the installation. Taking over the program as “First Sergeant,” and site lead, he immediately established expectations and set standards, coordinating with division chiefs to ensure the sailors maintained 100 percent accountability and proficiency in the pick, pack, stow and re-warehousing process.

As a result of this training, the sailors are now able to supplement the DLA workforce during periods of high demands and surges. Additionally, they are ready to deploy to supplement San Joaquin's Deployable Expeditionary Team to support natural disasters and worldwide conflicts, combined and joint exercises, or contingencies.

“Sgt. Hackette is always willing to assist where there is a need. Not only has DLA Distribution San Joaquin benefited greatly from his dedication, resiliency, and engaged leadership, but he is leading by example and providing senior-level leadership to government employees involved in the RPTF mission,” said Harrell.