News | Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Month Spotlight: Angela Curtis

By DLA Public Affairs DLA Public Affairs

Editor’s Note: The Defense Logistics Agency recognizes February as Black History Month. To honor the contributions of African-American employees, DLA is highlighting those who work daily to support the agency’s global mission.

My name is: Angela Curtis

I am: The deputy director of DLA Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Describe Your Job In A Sentence: I assist the EEO director in planning, developing, establishing and maintaining agencywide EEO policies, programs, regulations, requirements, procedures, standards and philosophies to meet agency mission needs within the context of appropriate laws.

How long have you worked at DLA? I have served the nation as a civilian for 35 years this month, all at DLA.

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA? The complexity of the mission and the workforce. Whether it’s caring for those who have been impacted by disease, natural disasters or the warfighter who needs logistics support, DLA values the difference you make. Whether you are support staff or on the operations side, you know why you come to work and you can see yourself in the mission.

What are your best memories of working here? I’ve had many great memories of working at DLA, but the one that resonates most is serving as a business development specialist working with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office. Some of the early work was done at DLA Aviation and I was honored to be the program lead. We had a great team and to see how our efforts are now being realized is a personal joy.

How do you make a difference? My personal motto is, “Strive to be your best, strive to do no less, go through every test and march on!” I make a difference by stretching myself to be the best I can be and encouraging others to do the same.

What does Black History Month mean to you? Black history is American history. This month is a celebration and recognition of those who sacrificed and those who continue to sacrifice to make this country the great country it is.