Energy employee receives headquarters award

By Elizabeth Stoeckmann DLA Energy Public Affairs

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Defense Logistics Agency Energy Korea Sok Hyon Chang was announced as the Headquarters DLA Employee of the Quarter in the GS-7/12 category for the first quarter, fiscal year 2019.

Chang is known for his selfless and dedicated professionalism and for his superior performance in support of multiple United States Forces Korea Warfighting customers said DLA Energy Korea Commander Army Lt. Col. Craig Daniel.

As one of the critical bulk fuel support representatives, Chang is the lynchpin in receiving requirement requests, coordinating deliveries with local vendors and providing timely forecasts and updates to DLA Energy Warfighting customers. For example, his unrelenting customer focus culminated in 30 fuel tank truck deliveries totaling 55,000 gallons of JP-8 fuel supporting joint and service component exercises within the Republic of Korea without a single mission failure and zero vendor demurrage claims, resulting in a 99.22% on-time delivery rate, while maintaining 100% audit readiness for DLA Energy Korea.

Chang provided attention to detail to Defense Working Capital Fund product documentation and performed quality reviews for the regional commander’s sponsorship.

Due to a shortage of personnel, DLA Energy Korea was in need of a facility manager volunteer and Chang was the first to raise his hand. His ability to speak English and Korean paid tremendous dividends as the same day he was appointed, he coordinated the removal and replacement of a dilapidated drinking water fountain by coordinating with Korean speaking contractors. 

Chang’s leadership is well known in the local community where he leads monthly evangelistic meetings.

Given Chang’s superior duty performance in placing the Warfighter first, his amazing spirit of teamwork, scrupulous savings to the government, and his exemplary off-duty leadership, he is the ideal choice to be the DLA EOQ, according to his nomination package.

“Congratulations to the winners for their success as well as to those who were submitted for competition,” said DLA Energy Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Albert Miller in a workforce e-mail.