NEWS | Dec. 7, 2020

DLA Distribution Warner Robins’ Oliver retires with 38 years of dedicated service

By Sarah Alderman, DLA Distribution Process Worker

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Warner Robins, Georgia, extends a heartiest congratulations to Gloria Oliver on her retirement from federal service after a remarkable and invariable commitment of her 38-year tenure. Oliver began her career back in 1982 working for the Air Force Commissary Service. Within in two years, she received two different promotions and later began her career with DLA as a material examiner and identifier in 1994.

Oliver is, and has been known by many teammates, one who could locate missing material throughout various warehouses and has saved the government over $75 million by doing so. She has been an unbelievable and valued worker throughout her illustrious career by mentoring and molding employees throughout DLA. Oliver is the embodiment of what every employee tries to emulate and the perfect example of how a great worker and individual should be. The accomplishments of Oliver overflow with achievements that include several cash and time-off awards along with consistent fully successful performance evaluations throughout her career. She also has received several director coins, with her most recent one being presented by DLA Distribution Warner Robins’ new Director, Joe Arnold.

The respect and admiration for Oliver by her superiors, peers and friends is unmatched and she, along with her massive amount of knowledge, will be surely be missed. Oliver departed her teammates with the affirmation, “Whatever job you do, always do it to the best of your ability.” This statement leaves us all with the notion to lead by example and take a piece of Oliver’s legacy and pay it forward.

“On behalf of DDWG Deputy Director, Melinda Stahl, Division Chief, Joseph Steadley, Branch Chiefs, Angus Friend and Roderick Scott and all of DLA Distribution here at Robins Air Force Base, we whole heartedly congratulate Gloria Oliver for her dedication and diligence during her career and we wish her well on her new journey in retirement,” said DLA Distribution Warner Robins Director, Joe Arnold.