DLA Installation Operations Richmond assistant fire chief retires

By DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

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Tony Fuller, assistant fire chief, Fire and Emergency Services, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Operations Richmond, retired from service and was honored in a ceremony Nov. 30 at the fire station on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. 

“Assistant Chief Fuller has been a key leader in the department, playing a significant role in the accreditation process and in being named Best Small Fire Department in the Department of Defense in 2012,” said Chief Donald Rogers, chief, Fire and Emergency Services. “He always improved what he touched.” 

Fuller began his career in the Air Force, serving two tours in Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

He was previously named DLA Firefighter of the Year, DLA Fire Officer of the Year and received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in 2016 from Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense. 

He was presented with his fire helmet mounted on a plaque, the American flag that flew over DSCR on Nov. 30 and a personal gift from his fellow firefighters. He thanked everyone and spoke briefly about his tenure. 

“My philosophy is this, be better today than you were yesterday. Be better tomorrow than you are today,” he said. 

Fuller served the federal government from 1987-2018, with the majority of the time at DSCR.