FORT BELVOIR, Virginia, Nov. 30, 2015 —
My name is:
A transportation officer with DLA Distribution in Barstow, California.
Describe your job in a sentence:
I serve as the subject matter expert in the transportation division for DLA Distribution in Barstow. I oversee Barstow’s service provider in the transportation area and certify all freight payments for transportation services.
How long have you worked for DLA?
I started with DLA in 1992 and have worked for the government for a total of 32 years, all in the local Barstow area.
What is your favorite thing about working for DLA?
My favorite thing about DLA is the opportunity to work with our customers to ensure they get what they need, when they need it, at the best cost and in the best possible timeframe.
What are your best memories of working here?
My best memories are all about doing what it takes to get the shipments to our customers. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, I worked for 20 hours straight, doing shipping documentation and coordinating trucks for movement of concertina wire to Kuwait. I also remember arranging commercial airlift to meet an installation requirement for an oversized propeller shaft for a dry-docked nuclear submarine in Israel. It’s all about working with a team of professionals who know what it takes to get the job done and serve our customers.
How do you make a difference?
I make a difference by understanding the only reason I have a job is because of the service members in the field. I do whatever it takes to ensure they get the material and information they need to continue to do their jobs with no delays at the best possible cost.