News | Sept. 18, 2020

DLA Distribution’s Eric McEldowney has been awarded the DLA Superior Civilian Service Award

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Eric McEldowney, has been awarded the Defense Logistics Agency Superior Civilian Service Award.

During October 2018 to May 2019, McEldowney, DLA Distribution mobilizing planning specialist, was instrumental in coordinating the DLA support efforts of multiple Defense Department units assisting with Customs and Border Protection operations along the Southwest region of the U.S. border.

Through dedication and devotion to duty, McEldowney was pivotal in the coordinated efforts of multiple DLA organizations in support of a critical national interest operation.

Over the course of the operation, McEldowney supported multiple customers and organizations through coordinating meetings outside of normal operating hours, to include weekends and holidays.

As part of his duties, McEldowney coordinated the delivery of concertina wire, barbed wire, pickets, shipping containers, tents, personal protective equipment, map products and meals ready to eat, all in support of multiple DOD customers. These materials were key to the completion of a critical national interest to reinforce 16 key points of entry and construct over 200 miles of improvised fencing.

McEldowney’s unwavering presence and relationship building methods proved key to mission completion and keeping all levels of DLA and DOD leadership informed of the ongoing effort.

Information and data compiled by McEldowney was presented daily at the flag officer, general officer and Senior Executive Service level. Information from these briefings was also seen as high as the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Homeland Security level.

For his actions, dedication, and unwavering support of the warfighter McEldowney is most deserving of the DLA Superior Civilian Service Award.