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News | Aug. 4, 2022

Two Troop Support employees honored at retirement ceremony

By Christian Deluca DLA Troop Support Public Affairs

Two Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees, with a combined 61 years of federal service, were honored during a retirement ceremony July 28. 

Colleen Hunt, a business process analyst retired from the Procurement Process division after 40 years of service and George Oseyemi, a business systems analyst, retired from the Medical supply chain after serving for 21 years.

DLA Troop Support Commander, Army Brig. Gen. Eric Shirley officiated the ceremony. He said it was an honor for him to recognize two teammates who made it their career to support the warfighter.

“These two great employees have been fundamental to the success of this organization over the last 21 years and 40 years respectively,” Shirley said. “From the entire workforce here at DLA Troop Support, your careers, your time has been greatly appreciated. We want to say thank you for your service.”

Hunt began her career in 1982 as a GS-3 clerk typist at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. She worked various jobs within the Navy and transferred to Troop Support in 2006 as a business logistics specialist.

She said she’s going to miss the camaraderie at Troop Support but is looking forward to enjoying her free time.

“I really enjoyed my time at DLA and the great teammates that I’ve had. I’m sure they will continue supporting the warfighter,” Hunt said. “I look forward to spending more time with my family and friends.”

Oseyemi started his career in 2001 as a commodity business specialist with the General Industrial Directorate. He then became an inventory manager, providing and promoting services and supporting the warfighter worldwide. In 2008, he transferred to the Medical supply chain where he served as a business systems analyst.

Oseyemi plans on moving to a warmer climate, reading more and spending time with friends and family upon retirement.

“I’d like to thank everybody here today. I want to thank my supervisors who have been with me from the beginning and my workmates who have been like family to me,” Osyemi said.

During the ceremony Shirley presented Hunt and Oseyemi with certificates of retirement, DLA’s retirement memento, a pin of appreciation and a coin and star note. Shirley also presented Hunt’s husband, James with a spouse certificate of appreciation.