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News | Feb. 24, 2020

Black History Month Spotlight: Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Carisa Blanc

By DLA Public Affairs

Editor’s note: The Defense Logistics Agency recognizes February as Black History Month. To honor the contributions of African-American employees, DLA is highlighting those who work daily to support the agency’s global mission.

My name is: Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Carisa Blanc

I am: the DLA Joint Reserve Force Air Force senior enlisted leader

Describe your job in a sentence: I am responsible for planning, organizing and administering all personnel development and management for Air Force reservists assigned to DLA. More importantly, I also serve as the principal advisor responsible for overseeing and executing policies concerning the health, morale and welfare of Air Force reservists. 

How long have you worked at DLA? As a reservist, I have been assigned to DLA for about three years. I’m also a civilian employee with the DLA Logistics Operations Business Management Office. 

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA? The people and culture. DLA is a great place to work and the employees absolutely makes the workplace an enjoyable environment to thrive and develop.

What are your best memories of working here? My best memory of working at DLA is spending time with reservists in their respective work units. Having the opportunity to physically spend time with them and learn from them gives me the motivation and incentive to continue providing support to our soldiers, sailors, Airmen and Marines. 

How do you make a difference? Through hard work and determination both on duty and off duty. 

What does Black History Month mean to you? As the first member of my immediate family to earn a bachelor’s degree and dual master’s degree, Black History Month reminds me of our history and heritage. It’s about paying homage to those who paved the way for me to accomplish my goals and encourages me to set an example for others to emulate.