Commander speaks to CCPS Tech Center students about logistics, leadership

By Amy T. Clement DLA Aviation Public Affairs

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Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day visited the Chesterfield County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Center (Hull Street Road location) Nov. 3, where he spoke to approximately 70 students.

Day went over how the Department of Defense is organized and framed and discussed the DLA and DLA Aviation missions in support of our nation’s military members with students from the Global Logistics, Homeland Security, and Firefighting classes and student leaders from various academic organizations and clubs at the center.

Day shared his personal story on why he joined the military, the importance of reading and getting education. He talked with the students about his leadership model, emphasizing people, processes and resources are needed to achieve common goals in an organization and group. He also shared the importance of integrity, resiliency, diversity, innovation, accountability and excellence in everything we do in order to be successful, and he shared personal examples of how these could be achieved.

“I think this is a great way for students to learn about various careers in logistics, and how to be positive leaders in their classes and teams,” said Tony Meyers, CTC Global Logistics and Enterprise Systems instructor. “I am glad Brig. Gen. Day took the time to share information about DoD, DLA and the attributions of a good leader We look forward to continuing a partnership with a student visit to DLA at the Defense Supply Center Richmond in the future to learn more about logistics processes, careers and education.”

After the presentation, Day answered student’s questions and was given a tour of the CTC where he learned about the many programs, courses and certifications offered there.