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News | March 17, 2022

Employee Reflection: Dietmar Manuth

DLA Disposition Services Germersheim Quality Assurance Technician, Germany

A man poses.
DLA Disposition Services Quality Assurance Technician Dietmar Manuth.
A man poses.
DLA Disposition Services Quality Assurance Technician Dietmar Manuth.
Photo By: Courtesy photo
VIRIN: 220302-D-D0441-1254
What is your job?

I am a receiver and contract officer representative.

How long have you worked for DLA?

45 years, all with DLA Disposition Services.

Any fond DLA memories?

The earlier days of public auctions.

What aspect(s) of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction and why?

Customer support and interaction. 

What would you say has been your major contributions this year?

R2010 Recycling Program.

If you could speak directly to the warfighters you support, what would you tell them?

We are always here for you.

Where do you see yourself five years from now? 

In retirement.

Tell us something that most people might not know about your directorate.

We are the last line of defense for military equipment.

What will you miss about DLA?

Working together with people. 

What was your first job?

Forklift operator.

Your biggest influence?

Karl Schalber (former DLA Disposition Services supervisor).



Favorite quote?

 “I’ll be back!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A policeman.

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? 

Win the lottery.


DLA Disposition Services is celebrating its 50th Anniversary by reflecting on its mission, culture, and workforce. This series is highlighting leadership and employees throughout the agency, across the globe. Visit the historical page to learn more about the MSC and its history.