Hard work, high achievements praised at DLA Employee Recognition Program

By DLA Public Affairs

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Expedited acquisition, increased emergency preparedness and millions of dollars saved were among the achievements the Defense Logistics Agency recognized with awards at the 48th Annual Employee Recognition Program at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Dec. 10.

Before presenting the awards, DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch urged employees to remember their colleagues deployed far from their families over the holidays. He also noted that this will be the first holiday season after Krissie Davis of DLA Disposition Services was killed in June, during her second DLA deployment as a civilian expeditionary workforce volunteer in Bagram, Afghanistan. He asked employees to keep Davis’ family in their thoughts and prayers.

DLA personnel “are universally very much appreciated by our customers around the world—from service-branch headquarters to combatant commanders, here and overseas,” Busch said. 

Award recipients were as follows.

Outstanding DLA Personnel of the Year:
  • Eva Maria Perez Sanchez, DLA Distribution.
  • Bikki Queen, DLA Distribution.
  • Air Force Tech. Sgt. Renaldo Renee, DLA Logistics Operations.
  • Kareneshia Stubblefield, DLA Distribution.
  • Brian Reed, DLA Energy.
  • Natalya Radyk, DLA Land and Maritime.
  • Navy Lt. Dale Lessner, DLA Energy.
  • Allen Hight, DLA Disposition Services.
  • Donald Schulze, DLA Land and Maritime.
  • Patricia Proctor, DLA Human Resources.

Leaders of the Year:

  • Jamie Doss, DLA Human Resources.
  • Edward Ramsey, DLA Logistics Operations.
  • Dimasalang “DJ” Junio, DLA Installation Support.
  • Perry Knight, DLA Distribution.

Employee of the Quarter—Annual Winners:

  • Michael Thompson, DLA Disposition Services.
  • Kim Yon Suk, DLA Disposition Services.
  • James Ingram, DLA Acquisition.

Team Performance Awards:

  • Small: Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office Operation United Assistance Team, DLA Logistics Operations.
  • Medium: OUA Distribution Expeditionary Team, DLA Distribution.
  • Large:  Europe & Africa OUA Team, DLA Logistics Operations.

Service Members of the Year, Active Duty:

  • Field Grade Officer of the Year: Air Force Maj. Richard Caballero, DLA Troop Support.
  • Company Grade Officer of Year: Navy Lt. Jill Corrales, DLA Distribution.
  • Senior NCO of the Year: Air Force Master Sgt. Antoinette Jones, DLA Troop Support.
  • Junior NCO of the Year: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Henry Davis IV, DLA Aviation.

Reservists of the Year:

  • DLA Joint Reserve Force Senior Officer of the Year: Air Force Reserve Maj. Cheryl Scilingo, DLA Logistics Operations’ Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office.
  • DLA Joint Reserve Force Junior Officer of the Year: Army Reserve Capt. Vincent Barber, DLA Land and Maritime
  • DLA Joint Reserve Force Senior Enlisted Member of the Year: Naval Reserve Senior Chief Petty Officer Vascoe Rozier III, DLA Distribution
  • DLA Joint Reserve Force Junior Enlisted Member of the Year: Naval Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Lance Wentworth, DLA Disposition Services.

Equal Employment Opportunity Awards:

  • Outstanding Employee with a Disability: Pearl Pearson Jr., DLA Distribution.
  • Achievement in EEO by an Employee: Debra Hobbs, DLA Land and Maritime.
  • Achievement in EEO by a Supervisor or Manager: Suzan Cohen, DLA Troop Support.
  • Achievement in EEO by an Organization (Primary Level Field Activity): DLA Disposition Services.
  • Achievement in EEO by an Organization (Service Activity): DLA Distribution, Red River, Texas.          

Installation Support Excellence Awards:

  • Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Facility and Program Excellence Award:  Steven Gales, DLA Installation Support, Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • Police Officer of the Year: Officer Dorsey Kimbrell, DLA Installation Support, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Lead Police Officer of the Year: Sgt. Mara Maghinay, DLA Installation Support, San Joaquin, California.
  • Supervisory Police Officer of the Year: Capt. David Armacost, DLA Installation Support, San Joaquin, California.
  • Firefighter of the Year: Firefighter/Inspector Nathan Cerulli, DLA Installation Support, San Joaquin, California.
  • Fire Officer of the Year: Assistant Chief Jesus G. Ortega III, DLA Installation Support, San Joaquin, California.
  • Police Unit of the Year: DLA Installation Support, San Joaquin, California.
  • Fire Prevention Program of the Year: DLA Installation Support, Richmond, Virginia.       
  • Fire Department of the Year: DLA Installation Support, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

Acquisition Excellence Awards:

  • Excellence in Pricing: Bryan Simmons, DLA Energy.
  • Excellence in Procurement Analysis:  Travis Robertson, DLA Land and Maritime.
  • Excellence in Acquisition Management: Jon Machacek, DLA Disposition Services.
  • Excellence in Pre-Award Contracting: General Electric Captains of Industry Team, DLA Aviation.
  • Excellence in Contract Administration: Special Operational Equipment Tailored Logistics Support Program Team, DLA Troop Support.
  • Excellence in Time to Award: Maritime Supplier Operations­‑FMTD (Connectors), DLA Land and Maritime.