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News | June 10, 2016

DLA Aviation Employee Spotlight: Dana Booker

By DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

Employee Spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Support at Richmond teams. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139.

Name: Dana Booker

Organization: Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Command Support Directorate, Internal Review Office

Years of Service: eight years

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? I’m an internal review evaluator and also the DLA Aviation managers internal control administrator (MICA) and risk manager.  Specifically, I consolidate, evaluate, and report risk scenarios derived from analyzing process risks. I assist the organization’s risk owners in creating narratives, process flow charts, risk analysis, test plans, control analysis, corrective action plans (CAPs), and process controls. I’m instrumental in improving the accountability and effectiveness of operations by establishing, assessing, correcting, and reporting on internal controls.

What do you like most about your job?  I like making a positive difference in DLA Aviation’s performance and operations in support of the warfighter.  I enjoy interacting with different DLA Aviation directorates and tenant organizations.  Each day brings new challenges, so the work day is always interesting.

What kind(s) of training and education helps your work performance in your current role?

The following training and education helps my work performance in my current role: Auditing Training, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Controls Training, Risk Management Training, Effective Writing Training, Introduction to DLA Logistics Training, Audit Readiness Training, Test of Design/Test of Effectiveness Training, Process Cycle Memorandum Training. I also hold a Master of Business Administration degree and a degree in computer information systems.

If you could speak directly to the warfighters you support, what would you tell them? As a spouse of a retired veteran with 23 years of service, I truly understand and appreciate your daily sacrifice for our country’s freedom.  Knowing the importance of your mission, I aspire through my work at DLA Aviation to provide the best logistical support I can to ensure warfighter readiness.

What was your first job?  My first job at DLA Aviation was as the DLA Aviation Deputy Commander, Mr. Charlie Lilli’s, executive assistant.

If you had a theme song, what would it be and why? My theme song would be “Black Butterfly” by Denise Williams.  The song’s lyrics are about making dreams come true, having faith, and overcoming challenges by being resilient.

Who is the most influential person in your life...past or present? Past and present, my husband, who is also my best friend, is the most influential person in my life.  During 23 years of marriage and military service, he’s been an effective leader, provider, and protector.  He leverages his positive influence on myself and others by being compassionate, authentic, optimistic, confident, and focused.

What five things could you absolutely not live without? God, my family, nourishment, peace, and happiness.

What type of music do you most enjoy? Rhythm and blues