News | Aug. 13, 2018

2018 Energy Hall of Fame inductees announced

By DLA Energy Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Energy Acting Commander Guy Beougher is proud to announce the inductees into the third annual DLA Energy Hall of Fame. The honorees are:

Kathryn Fantasia, former director, DLA Energy Direct Delivery Fuels. Fantasia held leadership positions throughout DLA Energy for 14 years and became the executive advisor to the commander. This position was the senior ranging GS-15 position among more than 20 GS-15s throughout the organization. As the director of DLA Energy’s Direct Delivery from April 2007 to January 2013, Fantasia was responsible for managing acquisition programs that support military and federal civilian agency ground fuel requirements around the world, exceeding $2 billion in annual sales. In addition, Fantasia also provided oversight and management of acquisition programs in support of U.S. and coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Army Col. Robert Jarvis, retired, former commander, Defense Fuel Region Middle East, Bahrain. Jarvis played a pivotal role in numerous events in the history of DLA Energy and the Defense Fuel Supply Center. As commander, Defense Fuel Region Middle East, he provided forward-deployed petroleum support to the U.S. Central Region Middle East during the transition of Operation Desert Storm from active combat to cease-fire operations. As director of four major DLA Energy directorates, Jarvis played a significant role in a major reorganization of the agency.

Carol O’Leary, former director, DLA Finance for Energy. As deputy, and then director of DLA Finance for Energy, O’Leary provided expert financial advice to all levels of the organization and was an advocate for major reforms and transfers of duties that changed the way DLA Energy does business. O’Leary was noted for being a trusted financial advisory and mentor and had a distinguished 50-year career with the federal government, 40 of those years with DLA.

Paul Rogers, former Chief Environmental Division deputy director, DLA Installation Support for Energy (deceased). Rogers served in multiple leadership roles including the chief of Environmental and Safety Management division and served as both the deputy site director of DLA Installation Support for Energy and the division chief of Environmental Management. He led DLA Energy to implement the Environmental Managements System, one of the first agencies within Department of Defense.

Induction into the DLA Energy Hall of Fame acknowledges the vital role employees in the current and long-term success of DLA Energy. The Hall of Fame honors and preserves the performance of past employees for their exceptional service, dedication and contributions in support of the DLA Energy mission.

An induction ceremony will take place in the McNamara Headquarters Complex auditorium, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Oct. 23, at 1:30 p.m.