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News | Nov. 4, 2021

DLA Distribution Brenda Watkins retiring after 16 year career

By Dawn Bonsell, DLA Distribution Public Affairs Officer

Brenda Watkins is retiring from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama, in December following a 16-year career. Watkins started her career in January 2005 as a distribution process worker. She grew up in Ohatchee, Alabama, where she graduated from Ohatchee High School.

“The depot has been a great experience for me. My career path led me from working from the bins, preservation, packaging, packing and marking, receiving and now 513 receiving and I have given my best to the warfighters. I take pride in my job and always live by the motto that my father gave me growing up, ‘Always be on time for work.’"

By constantly applying herself to learn more and do more, Watkins was quickly promoted to a packer in September 2005. In June 2012, due to her continued tremendous performance and unwavering contribution to supporting the warfighter, she was laterally reassigned as material examiner and identifier. In January 2017, Watkins was again promoted to material examiner and identifier in support of DDAA’s Retail Mission. Watkins has earned countless time off and special act awards. During her 15 years of federal service, she executed all of her duties with the utmost diligence and set the standard for other employees. Always mission focused, Watkins always accomplished the mission.

Watkins met the “love of her life,” her husband, Alfonzia Watkins at the Anniston Army Depot. She is a proud mother of two boys, Tony & Roddrick and a grandmother of one, Calli, who is dear to her heart. Watkins’ hobbies are spending time with her family and shopping.

“God has allowed me to take another step in my life and that is that I will be retiring on December 31, 2021. I can’t wait and I’m so excited,” Watkins said.