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News | Aug. 17, 2015

Valentine named Junior NCO of the Quarter

By Emily Tsambiras DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Army Sgt. Stephen Valentine has been named DLA Distribution Junior Non-Commissioned Officer for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015.

As the non-commissioned officer in charge of DLA Distribution Bahrain’s mapping warehouse in 2014, Valentine facilitated the distribution of more than 3 million maps.  He supervised over 1,500 transactions, which resulted in zero mission delays.

“Sergeant Valentine epitomized the qualities of an NCO in support of 150 Department of Defense and coalition forces of 84 nations in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility.  He displayed outstanding leadership, dedication, and maturity well beyond his rank,” said distribution center acting commander Paul McMillan.

Valentine also led quarterly inventories of over 2,600 line items with zero errors and 100 percent accountability.  For obsolete maps, he coordinated with DLA Disposition Services for disposal; ensuring warfighters consistently received the most up-to-date products.

According to McMillan, Valentine is a force multiplier.  He learned DLA’s main warehousing system, Distribution Standard System, so he could fill crucial gaps during holiday seasons and trained two military personnel on DLA Distribution’s Mapping System to increase mapping capabilities to six days per week.

Outside of work, he contributed over 50 hours to the Bahrain Naval Station Youth Program as a coach and referee for soccer and basketball.  For his personal betterment, he completed 18 semester hours towards his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Logistics Supply Chain Management.

“Sergeant Valentine is committed to integrity first, service before self and excellence in all he does.  His astounding achievements as a military member and involved community advocate truly set the example for all in DLA,” said McMillan.