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News | April 20, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Cory Jaeger

DLA Aviation Public Affairs

Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139. 

Name: Cory Jaeger

Organization: DLA Aviation at Ogden, Utah

Years of Service: 3 years

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? I’m an inventory management specialist. In this capacity, I provide customer support to Air Force customers for A-10 and C-130 aircraft.

What do you like most about your job? I am grateful to have a position that allows me to be able to telework from home and just to be employed during this crazy time.

What is your fondest memory of working for DLA Aviation? My fondest memory is when I first started working for DLA Aviation as an expeditor, I was tasked with unloading a huge airplane wing off of a semi-trailer using a forklift. That made me a little nervous to say the least.

What aspect(s) of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction and why? Just being a part of a great team. Working in aviation is demanding and can get frustrating at times but working with great people who are willing to step in and help makes even the worst situation better.

What was your first job? My first job was as a bagger at a grocery store here in Ogden.  

Do you have an unfulfilled wish? My dad was recently diagnosed with a Glioblastoma stage 4 brain cancer. And my wish is for him to beat the odds of this terrible disease.

What are some of your passions outside of work? Some of my passions outside of work are spending time with my family and friends at our family cabin. I also enjoy ice fishing, shed hunting and snowmobiling.  

What is your favorite military aircraft and why? My favorite military aircraft is the Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt, also known as the Warthog. Something that was built that long ago and is still in use today is pretty amazing. Plus, it sounds way awesome.

What type of music do you most enjoy? Give me some good old country music!