News | Aug. 9, 2021

Ross selected to serve as DLA Distribution’s director of Acquisition Operations

By Kylie Young, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Meg Ross was selected Aug. 2 to serve as Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s director of Acquisitions Operations. Ross has been serving as chief of contracting for the Acquisitions Operations Directorate since June 2017, where she led her team members in fulfilling all acquisition requirements in support of DLA Distribution.

Prior to her career in DLA, Ross served as a contract specialist for Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, from July 1999 to July 2003. In July 1999, she was hired as a contract specialist for the Department of the Navy as an Outstanding Scholar through the Acquisition Intern Program. She graduated from the program in Aug. 2002 and was placed in a permanent position with the Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg in Aug. 2002.

Ross began her DLA career as a contract specialist for DLA Distribution in July 2003. She worked as a contract specialist until 2004, where she awarded and administered contracts for supplies and services in support of the DLA Distribution mission From May 2004 to March 2006, Ross served as a procurement analyst for DLA Distribution where she developed and issued local policies and procedures to support and implement procurement rules and regulations and maintained and updated local policies.

In March 2006, Ross served as a contracting officer and team lead for the Information Technology team within the DLA Distribution Acquisition Operations Directorate. She held this position until Nov. 2007, where she then became the supervisory contract specialist and contracting officer at DLA Distribution. She held this position until June 2017.

Ross is a graduate of Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. She has also been a member of Defense Acquisition Corps since 2017.

She has received multiple awards throughout her federal career including the DLA Humanitarian Award 2015 and 2016; DLA Distribution Employee of the Quarter, 2015; DLA Acquisition Excellence Award (Team Award) Excellence in Contract Administration, 2014; and DLA Distribution Acquisition Supervisor of the Year, 2013.