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News | March 19, 2021

Land and Maritime Public Affairs Specialists honored with 2020 DLA Journalism Awards

By Michael L. Jones DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

The Defense Logistics Agency recognized two DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs Specialists for garnering top awards during the 2020 DLA Journalism Award competition. The competition is held annually and showcases DLA’s most effective journalism contributions to the DLA mission.

“Congratulations to both Kristin and James for being recognized as leaders among their professional peers,” said DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry. “Their skills help build awareness and showcase Land and Maritime’s mission successes.”  

Public Affairs Specialists Kristin Molinaro and James Harless were awarded 1st and 2nd place respectively in the news information and feature portions of the competition. Molinaro, a previous 1st place winner in the news category, was again recognized for her outstanding writing skills. Harless, showcased his talents in crafting articles in the feature category by profiling Land and Maritime associates through the human-interest lens. DLA Energy Public Affairs Officer Irene Smith took 1st place in the feature category.

First place winners will move on to compete in the Defense Media Awards, a Department of Defense competition that pits top journalists from organizations throughout DOD.

Both winners use the full complement of their public affairs skillset to execute the broad range of duties included in executing a robust Land and Maritime Command Information Program that distributes information products focusing on command initiatives, policies and special programs to keep Land and Maritime associates informed.