News | April 19, 2022

Employee Reflection: Takeshi Sakiyama

Property Disposal Specialist, DLA Disposition Services Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan

A man poses.
Property Disposal Specialist Takeshi Sakiyama of the DLA Disposition Services site in Okinawa, Japan.
A man poses.
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Property Disposal Specialist Takeshi Sakiyama of the DLA Disposition Services site in Okinawa, Japan.
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VIRIN: 220419-D-D0441-1235
Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a local national (Okinawan) currently working as Disposition Service Representative (DSR) and RTD specialist. I mainly serve customer service for turn-in and RTD customers. I provide Turn In 101 class and correct turn in procedure to make successfully accomplish their task. 

How long have you worked for DLA?

Two years.

What do you like about DLA Disposition Services?

DLA DS isn’t only a place for disposal of property, DLA DS offers reutilization of property. I didn’t know until I joined to DLA DS. Customers can find and request items from DLA DS site worldwide, and they ship it to you for FREE!

What aspect(s) of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction and why? 

I feel satisfaction when I assist customers and I provide correct guidance and procedures for disposal, then they could turn in their excess and/or unneeded properties without any issue.   

What is the best piece of advice someone has given you?

Nobody is perfect. Mistakes make people.

What kind(s) of training and education helps your work performance in your current role?

Property Accounting Basic (PAB) and Property Accounting Advance (PAA) training.

If you could speak directly to the warfighters you support, what would you tell them?

Turning in property to DLA DS isn’t difficult once get familiar with turn in process. That’s why we are here to support you and your team!

Where do you see yourself five years from now? 

I will have acquired many skills, knowledge, and experience.    

What was your first job? 

Delivery man at pizza restaurant.

Who’s your biggest influence?

My parents.

Any favorite quotes?  

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.” - Henry Ford

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? 

Going to a stadium to watch a soccer game.

What’s an adventurous thing you’ve done?

Traveling around the United States and Canada for a month by train.