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News | March 25, 2022

Airmen recognized for leadership, excellence by DLA enterprise

By Cathy Hopkins

Two Defense Logistics Agency Aviation airmen win enterprise-level recognition for their performance and leadership.

Air Force Master Sgt. Jordan DeJesus won DLA’s 2022 Outstanding Airman of the Year award and will go on to compete at the Air Force level.

DeJesus was recognized as the first Air Force logistics career broadener to work with one of the activity’s original equipment manufacturers and helped build the broadening program’s support structure with industry. In this role, he assisted in delivering logistics support for more than 700 aircraft sustained by a $35 billion dollar procurement contract.

He also led a team of give volunteers that provided over 2,000 meals for the community and replenished 47 pantries in 13 conties in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas metro area in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. 

Air Force Lt. Col Sean Bojanowski is DLA’s and the Air Force’s District of Washington winner and nominee for the General Thomas P. Gerrity Award for 2021. He will go on to compete against other airmen within the Air Force’s major commands and the winner will be announced at the Air Force Association’s national convention in September 2022 at National Harbor, Maryland.

Bojanowski is the deputy chief of the Air Force Customer Facing Division, Customer Operations, DLA Aviation in Richmond, Virginia.

Bojanowski was recognized for leading a team of 87 military and civilian members responsible for supporting 27 weapons systems valued at $1.88 billion in sales. He helped synchronized support across 41 weapons systems driving backorders down by 23% and increasing aircraft readiness by 7.7%.

He integrated DLA capability with the Air Force major commands, sustainment centers and program management offices to increase aircraft availability, coordinating logistics support with three industrial support activities as well as combatant commanders, U.S. allies, and other federal government agencies.

During the nomination period, he also graduated from the Air War College through distance learning and attended University of Tennessee courses in resident to gain knowledge in global supply and demand chain management. Within the community, he served as a Boy Scout Den leader, helping the troop raise $2,000 through fundraising activities.

 “This not an individual award but a division award,” said Bojanowski. “I’m thankful for the men and women in our division and am humbled to work with the three branches and our Air Force weapon system program managers. Our team members give their hearts and souls every day and are very proud to be supporting the warfighter across the enterprise.”