GUAM, Marianas, May 4, 2015 —
Macy Ooka has been selected as Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Guam, Marianas’, new director. Ooka had been serving as the acting director since January 2015, and as the acting deputy director since June 2013.
A Pacific Islander from the Island of Guam, Ooka has been employed with the federal government for 24 years. She began her career during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 as a temporary GS-01 with Naval Supply Depot Security. While there, she was promoted to a career conditional GS-03 and gained valuable experience and demonstrated increasing abilities in varied positions such as a Supply Technician, Transportation Assistant, and Lead Transportation Assistant.
In October 2004, DLA Distribution established Guam as a distribution center, and Ooka joined the DLA team as a Quality Assurance Evaluator. She was instrumental in standing up the distribution center and was appointed as the alternate Contractor Officer Representative, overseeing a multi-million dollar contract with Eagle Support Services.
Ooka continued her career with DLA Distribution Guam, Marianas, and was tasked with various responsibilities, building her experience and knowledge. In 2006, she assumed the Accountable Officer position, responsible for inventory valued in excess of $17 million. In 2007, she was promoted to Supervisory Accountable Officer for the Inventory Action Team, where she served until her current position.
“Macy has proven she is the right leader for this position to continue the strong and outstanding leadership that her predecessors brought to this assignment,” said Twila Gonzales, Senior Executive Service, deputy commander of DLA Distribution.