An Army officer was honored for his 28 years of service during a retirement ceremony at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia Nov 9.
Lt. Col. Robert Glenn III was a division chief in DLA Troop Support’s Customer Operations directorate.
Brig. Gen. David Wilson, U.S. Army Ordnance School commandant, presided over the ceremony. He said he was glad to help recognize the accomplishments and sacrifices of an “American warrior.”
“I’m sad to see the Army lose one of its finest officers,” Wilson said. “Glenn worked hard his entire career and served with passion and complete honor.”
Wilson thanked Glenn for the impact he’s made on the Army.
“You left a lasting imprint on me and all the soldiers that have served beside you,” Wilson said. “On behalf of our nation, the Army and the sustainment community: thank you.”
Glenn was commissioned as a second lieutenant following his graduation from Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University. A career logistician, Glenn served around the globe, including his most recent deployment to the Kingdom of Jordan as part of U.S. Central Command Forward – Jordan.
“This is a great day mixed with a lot of emotions,” Glenn said. “I am deeply honored and appreciative for everyone who came out to share this event with me. It was an honor and privilege to be a member of the DLA Troop Support team.”
At DLA Troop Support, Glenn was responsible for planning across five supply chains in support of the combatant command. He addressed the readiness issues of 1,530 items within six mission sets across each of the DLA Troop Support supply chains.
Glenn addressed what he felt was the key to his career.
“I just want to recognize my whole family,” Glenn said. “I appreciate you all for sharing this time with me. You have all been my love, my life and have always been there for support.”
Glenn also provided his perspective on heading into retirement.
“Life is about the people you come across, the places you’ve been and the memories you make,” Glenn said. “I’m going to start this new chapter and take some time to reflect on all my experiences.”
During his retirement, Glenn plans to spend time with loved ones and travel.