News | March 2, 2018

DLA Aviation Commander holds Town Hall

By Leon Moore DLA Aviation Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry held her Town Hall in the Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 22.

In front of a packed house, she got things started by presenting the DLA Meritorious Civilian Service Award to Casey Easter-Matthews, the business readiness and compliance manager within DLA Aviation’s Business Process Support Directorate’s Business Compliance and Readiness Division.

She also presented the DLA Humanitarian Effort Award to 23 DLA Aviation employees for their support and contributions made to DLA relief efforts during the 2017 hurricane season.

“We faced many natural disasters last year and our team stood up to help others,” she said.

A short video was then played where DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams laid out the agency’s 2018 Strategic Plan and its five lines of effort: 

 

  • Warfighter first

  • Global posture

  • Strong partnerships

  • Whole of government

  • Always accountable

“The stronger the partnership, the better our support will be to the nation’s warfighters,” said Hurry.

 She then went into how DLA Aviation employees can and have helped the director achieve his goals, including maintaining a healthy and positive command climate where discipline, respect, dignity and standards are the norms.

The general talked about what she labeled “Fruits of Our Labor.” This snapshot of fiscal year 2017 support and accomplishments included: 

 

  • 3,600 professionals serving the warfighter

  • 2,200 weapon systems supported

  • 1.2 million repair parts/supplies managed

  • sales valued at $5.2 billion dollars

  • 2.9M customer orders processed

  • On-Time Delivery up four percent.

After taking a look back and praising the hard work and dedication, Hurry set performance goals for fiscal year 2018, including having material availability and On-time Delivery at 90 percent.

“The goal is to be innovative and empowered as a team,” she said.

Employees then received updates on Supplier Operations pre-and post-award numbers, DLA Support Team/Expeditionary Civilian overseas deployment opportunities, the DLA Aviation Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, the Department of Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP) and Phase 1 and 2 of the DLA Aviation Operations Center.

General Hurry brought the Town Hall to a close by stating DLA Aviation will continuing growing as supervisors remain focused on taking care of and empowering their employees and encouraging them to think outside the box.   

“Don’t be afraid to think differently,” she said.  “Logistics is a team sport, and we need to work together to leave this place even better than we found it.”