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News | June 10, 2015

Oklahoma City’s Turner wins Global Distribution Excellence: Training Civilian of the Year

By Brianne M. Bender DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Bruce Turner, management analyst at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Training Civilian of the Year for his work in increasing the training compliance level at Oklahoma City from 92 percent to 95 percent in one fiscal year.

“Mr. Turner has expertly provided assistance to our supervisors and managers, which in turn ensured all our teammates received the appropriate training for their development,” said Ned LaViolette, DLA Distribution Oklahoma City’s director. 

As one of only two Learning Management System administrators at DLA Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., Turner volunteered for advanced courses and assisted over 50 teammates in completing their annual training requirements.

In addition to the Oklahoma City Distribution workforce training, Turner coordinated and scheduled 10 CPR classes for DLA Aviation, supporting more than 200 students. He conducted MHE training for nine Navy Reservists. The training provided over 125 hours of training to enhance their skills, knowledge and ability to support over 20 DLA locations. He also provided three DLA Document Services and Disposition Services personnel MHE on-site training, saving DLA over $1,000.

“He meticulously researched and conducted seven Financial Liability Investigations of Property Loss,” said LaViolette. “Because of Mr. Turner’s diligent attention to detail during the FLIPL process, more than $300,000 in warfighter assets were recovered.”

“Always a team player, Turner is ready and willing to volunteer to assist with any training to ensure all members of the DLA family are prepared to give the most effective, efficient and best value product to the warfighter,” said LaViolette.