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News | Jan. 11, 2022

New video features latest DLA Hall of Fame inductees 

By Beth Reece

Five former Defense Logistics Agency employees who spearheaded innovation in logistics support and set agency values are being celebrated in a virtual DLA Hall of Fame Induction Program

The newest inductees make up the class of 2021 and represent four major subordinate commands and one DLA Headquarters directorate. They are:

•    Denise Canada, DLA Aviation 
•    Christos Cosfol, DLA Troop Support 
•    Thomas Legeret, DLA Disposition Services 
•    James McClaugherty, DLA Land and Maritime 
•    Stephen Sherman, DLA Information Operations 

The DLA Hall of Fame now has 131 members. 

“It’s teammates like you who, over the years, have been key to DLA’s success,” DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic says in the video. “You set the bar high and gave us all standards to aspire to. We are honored to celebrate your contributions.” 

Accomplishments of 2021 inductees include Canada’s improvements in procurement processes and the creation of seminars that still serve as a training and information-sharing venue for employees in technical/quality jobs. 

Cosfol oversaw complex acquisitions including prime vendor and multiple award contracts. He also implemented e-Procurement, which is still in use today.

Legeret established the Controlled Property Verification Office, transferred functions of the Law Enforcement Support Office and supported numerous natural disasters. 

By leading sustainment of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, McClaugherty helped save lives of American and allied troops. And Sherman oversaw the elimination of over 1 billion annual hardcopy documents, saving more than $500 million for the Defense Department. 

DLA’s Hall of Fame was created in 1998 by the agency’s 13th director, Army Lt. Gen. Henry Glisson. Inductees have helped create DLA’s legacy, he said during the first ceremony.

“They set the standards, inspired many people and left us a great organization to build on,” Glisson said then. “They left us every reason to be proud.”

Information on all inductees is located on DLA's Hall of Fame page.