News | Sept. 1, 2018

I am DLA

Stanley Burns
Stanley Burns
Stanley Burns
Stanley Burns
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My Name is:

Stanley Burns

I am:

A quality assurance representative for DLA Energy Americas at Houston working in Virginia.

Describe your job in a sentence.

The Quality Assurance team ensures the critical quality support and oversight of bulk fuel procurement, storage depots, distribution contracts, into-plane fuel delivery, pipeline operating agreements and other chemical-related commodity contracts awarded by DLA Energy.

How long have you worked for DLA?

I started working for the Defense Energy Support Center while on a special assignment for the military. I became a member of the DLA quality family in 2004.

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA?

My favorite thing about working for DLA is the continuation or expansion of my government service and support to the military — being part of a synchronized team of subject matter experts who are all dedicated to mission success, whether it’s moving commodities for customers or humanitarian efforts after hours, on the weekends or during holidays.

What are your best memories of working here?

One of my best memories is when I deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response in 2010. I helped support the humanitarian effort by supplying the joint forces with fuel to support Haiti’s recovery from a devastating earthquake.

How do you make a difference?

My teammates and I provide direct guidance and support between DLA contracting, contractors and customers in support of the warfighter. I ensure contractors understand how to navigate and comply with DLA Energy quality requirements to ensure seamless supplies or services are provided and contractors are correctly compensated. I also help DLA Energy identify suppliers who do not meet DLA Energy customers’ supply or service requirements.