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News | July 11, 2022

Employee Spotlights: Brian Carter

DLA Disposition Services Kuwait

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Employee Spotlight: Brian Carter
Get to know Brian Carter of Disposition Services Kuwait.
Photo By: DLA Disposition Services
VIRIN: 220708-D-D0441-201
Can you tell us about yourself? 
I am an avid sports fan.

Describe your job in a sentence or two. My job with DLA is to coordinate the ultimate destruction of DEMIL property that is turned in by the warfighter so that it cannot be reused or reengineered by those that seek to bring harm to our nation and our allies.

How long have you worked for the federal government including military service? I have worked for the federal government 20 years

How long have you worked for DLA Disposition Services? I have been with DLA 10 years

What aspect(s) of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction and why? I like the unique responsibility that we have

What is the best piece of advice someone has given you? Your life is your responsibility

What is your best memory of working here?  My favorite memory with DLA was working in Bagram, Afghanistan in 2018

What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? One characteristic every leader should possess is integrity

What is your leadership philosophy and how does that tie into your line of work? My leadership philosophy has been to always communicate and focus on the meaningful. It ties into my line of work perfectly because there are many moving parts, of our operation which can easily distract you from your priorities you have to stay focused to remain successful.

Tell us how you approach change. I approach change with an open mind and adjust

Name your favorite/recent book(s) you have read. The latest books I have read are "The 48 Laws of Power" and "The Art of War"

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a pro ball player growing up.

Who is your hero? My Hero is Gordon Parks

What are your hobbies? My hobby is photography

What is your favorite quote? My favorite quote is “The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed”.  Gordon Parks