DLA officials announce 2014 agency Hall of Fame inductees

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Five new members will be inducted into the Defense Logistics Agency Hall of Fame in a July ceremony in recognition of their service to the agency, DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch announced May 15.

The DLA Hall of Fame 2014 inductees are:
  • Stephen Byus, a former supervisory supply specialist with DLA Land and Maritime who was killed in the line of duty in Kabul, Afghanistan, in September.
  • Richard Connelly, a retired member of the Senior Executive Service who held several senior positions within DLA, including Defense Energy Supply Center (now DLA Energy) director, DLA Support Services (now DLA Installation Support) director, and DLA comptroller.
  • Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert Dail, who served as DLA director from August 2006 to November 2008 and led the transfer of logistics functions from the services to DLA mandated by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act.  
  • Mae DeVincentis, a retired member of the Senior Executive Service whose 37-year career saw her rise from a GS-2 up to DLA’s chief information officer and ultimately the agency’s first civilian vice director.
  • Ivan Hall, who entered federal service in 1979 retired in 2009 as deputy director of Land Supplier Operations in Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio, now DLA Land and Maritime.
In announcing the inductees, Busch noted Byus’ posthumous selection into the Hall of Fame after becoming the first DLA civilian killed while deployed for DLA.

“While our Hall of Fame guidelines state that potential inductees must be separated from DLA for at least three years to be eligible for consideration, the extraordinary circumstances surrounding Mr. Byus' service warranted an exception to our guidelines,” Busch wrote in a memo to DLA senior leaders. “Mr. Byus made the ultimate sacrifice in service to DLA and our nation, and it is a small but fitting tribute to accelerate his induction into our Hall of Fame.”

The general also said he looks forward to honoring “these five outstanding individuals” at the July 14 induction ceremony in the McNamara Headquarters Complex auditorium.