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News | April 5, 2022

Employee Spotlight: Royce Stinnett

By DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

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: Royce Stinnett

Organization: DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Years of Service: 21 years

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? As a work lead, I assist the supervisor in overlooking four buildings, filling orders from the shop. In our shop service centers, we keep an inventory of parts. We work to keep material on hand so that the shops can have the parts to support the mission within an hour of ordering them. I help to cover areas that might be shorthanded. I handle any problems a customer might encounter and any other task that my supervisor assigns to me.

What do you like most about your job? The aspect I like most about my job is the people I work with. Not only fellow employs, but also management.

What aspect(s) of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction and why? I get great personal satisfaction out of supporting the warfighter and knowing the importance of my job and how it could possibly save lives.

If you could speak directly to the warfighters you support, what would you tell them? I would tell them that I will personally do everything in my power to make sure you get what you need to complete your mission.

What was your first job? My first job was a four-year temporary job at DLA Distribution Oklahoma.  

What is the most surprising/unexpected thing others don’t know about you? People would be surprised to know that I’m a country music song writer/musician and some of my music can be found on all the music streaming sites. I also perform shows from time-to-time around Oklahoma City and surrounding towns.

What’s your biggest pet peeve? My biggest pet peeve is people who steal.

What’s the most thrilling/adventurous thing you have ever done? I once played a show at a correctional facility here in Oklahoma. I was a little nervous walking into a prison, but it turned out being the best crowd I have ever played in front of.

Who is the most influential person in your life, past or present? This would be my mom. She was a single mom who worked several jobs to raise three kids. I learned from her that no matter how bad things get, we can get through and things will get better in time with hard work.

If you could start your life over again, what would you do differently? Save and invest as much money as I can.

What is your proudest accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment is teaching my son to play and write songs and then watching as his band grew, opening concerts for the likes of country music artists Stoney LaRue and Trey Lewis.