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News | Aug. 25, 2015

DLA Land and Maritime Deputy Commander visits Pearl Harbor enroute to Western Pacific

By DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

Mr. James McClaugherty, DLA Land and Maritime deputy commander, visited the Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard and DLA-Pacific Aug. 10 on his first stop of an international trip through the Pacific region.

Approximately 45 members of the Land and Maritime family call Pearl Harbor home, and the deputy commander ensured them that it would be impossible for Land and Maritime to be the high-performing organization that it is without the individual resiliency of the Maritime Pearl workforce.

McClaugherty first met with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Commander, followed by a meeting with the DLA-Pacific Deputy Commander. He then participated in a roundtable discussion involving all of DLA-Pacific region Primary Level Field Activities Commanders and Directors.  The discussion gave him an opportunity to learn about the Pacific region’s operational chain and hear about current initiatives from each activity.

For associates at DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor, the highlight of McClaugherty’s visit was his presence at a Town Hall. He recognized several of the detachment’s associates for their contributions in process improvements and in providing outstanding customer support. A total of nine individuals were recognized with the Deputy Commander’s coin as an award for their outstanding support to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility customer in the areas of procurement, material expediting and business office functions.

Coin recipients included: Dean Hazama, Debra Poai, CherylAnn Kealoha-Guerrero, Michelle Levine, LS1 Jason Washington, Louise Lum, Jessica Sanchez, LS2 Jamey Smith and LSC (sel) Salvador Caballero. 

In addition to the presentation of coins, LS1 James Trovato was recognized as DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor’s Senior Sailor of the Quarter and LS2 Gregory Garcia as the Junior Sailor of the Quarter. During the town hall, McClaugherty also discussed the components of DLA’s strategic plan goals: Warfighter First, People and Culture, Financial Stewardship, Strategic Engagement and Process Excellence.  He concluded the town hall by accepting questions from attendees and then hosted a meet-and-greet with associates.

After departing Pearl Harbor, McClaugherty visited Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan, continuing to visit global DLA Land and Maritime customers.  The increased understanding gained through regular meetings and conferences enables DLA to leverage the knowledge gained and address concerns, engage in information-sharing, and improve support both before and after contract award.