News | June 23, 2022

Employee Spotlight: Alfreda Hopkins

DLA Disposition Services at Red River Army Depot

Alfreda Hopkins Management and Program Analyst with DLA Disposition Services at Red River Army Depot

Portrait of Alfreda Hopkins, Management and Program Analyst with DLA Disposition Services at Red River Army Depot.
Alfreda Hopkins
Alfreda Hopkins, Management and Program Analyst with DLA Disposition Services at Red River Army Depot.
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Describe your job in a sentence or two
. What do you do specifically? I am the Hub RA for Red River also supporting Oklahoma City and Fort Sill.

How long have you worked for the federal government including military service? I have worked for the federal government for eight years.

How long have you worked for DLA Disposition Services? I have worked for DLA Disposition Services for six years.

What is your favorite memory with DLA Disposition Services? Thus far my most favorite memory with DLA Disposition Services was being able to put together the 2019 Leadership Conference for Mid-America management.

What aspect(s) of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction and why? The aspects of my current job that gives me satisfaction is being able to manage the annual budget for two Area Managers within Mid-America.

What is the best piece of advice someone has given you? “Try to always maintain a positive attitude”.

What kind(s) of training and education helps your work performance in your current role? As I have spent most of my career in the private sector as a manager or supervisor, that experience and training taught me how to work with large groups of people and their different personalities. I also received my budget and finance experience in the private sector. Although the financial systems in the private sector are different from the Federal Government there is ultimately one goal, check, and balance.

What would you say has been your major contributions to your organization this year in your job? My most major contribution for the organization this year was the ISSA for Red River. I was finally able to work with the host POC to get a ISSA package together to submit to the DSD for review and processing. Although it was challenging at times, I learned a lot.

If you could speak directly to the warfighters you support, what would you tell them? “Thank you for everything you do, it does not go unnoticed, it is an honor to support you”.

What was your first job? My first job was a waitress. I was sixteen and worked on the weekends. I knew after a month that it was not the job for me.

Who’s your biggest influence? My biggest influence was my parents. They taught me some strong vales, and I live my life around those values today.

What is your favorite quote? “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. -Maya Angelou

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a pharmacist when I grew up. As a kid my mother would take me with her to pick up meds and I thought that was such an exciting career. I liked watching them work.

Who is your hero?  My farther is my hero. I grew up during a time in life where life was very different. I didn’t know that then, because my farther made sure to protect me. He taught me some very strong values. Those values have stuck with me my entire life.