News | March 25, 2019

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Yhadira Meilyn Meadows

By DLA Energy Public Affairs

 

My name is:

Yhadira Meilyn Meadows

I am:
An Army Sergeant who is currently on orders with DLA Energy Europe and Africa as a Quality Assurance Specialist.

Describe your job in a sentence:
I test the quality of fuel for contamination and deterioration to ensure the fuel is meeting safety and security standards for the Warfighter.

How long have you worked at DLA?
I’ve been with DLA Energy for six months. I was nominated for my position and started working for DLA in August 2018. I have been serving in the Army for eight years as a lab petroleum specialist.  

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA?
My favorite thing about working with DLA is that I am part of an organization that supports the military services, the Warfighter and other federal agencies, not to mention all the great people I meet and get to work with.

What are your best memories of working here?
One of my best, and most recent, memory was when Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller came to visit the DLA Petroleum Lab in Kaiserslautern to see our capabilities and run a few tests last November. It was nice to have leadership see our mission up close because not everyone understands our day-to-day duties. It was inspiring for my team to host the commander in the lab environment and let him experience first-hand scenario tests and get an equipment overview.

How do you make a difference?
I make a difference by supporting my lab team. Integrating myself with the team and assisting with the fuel testing workload allows me to be an active participant. Another mark of great leadership is empowering the team with professional training opportunities.

How do you resolve conflict in the workplace and at home?
I resolve conflict in the workplace and at home with positive communication. Communication is key to working out differences and misunderstandings. I am a true believer in talking things out.