News | July 14, 2016

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Monica Warren

By Leon Moore DLA Aviation Public Affairs

Name: Monica M. Warren

Organization:  Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Office of the Commander

Years of Service:  Six years.

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? I am the Executive assistant to the DLA Aviation Deputy Commander Charlie Lilli. I plan, organize, facilitate and problem solve to assist him in meeting the needs of the warfighter on an executive level.          

What would you say has been your major contributions to your organization this year in your job? My eagerness to learn and my dedication to the DLA mission of supporting this nation’s warfighters.

What aspect of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction and why? The high level of trust and responsibility bestowed upon me by DLA Aviation leadership, not just here in Richmond, but across the Aviation platform is very rewarding. Makes coming to work that much more enjoyable and worthwhile.

If you could speak directly to the warfighters you support, what would you tell them? Thank you for all you do, in so many ways. If there were no warfighters, there would be no me; both professionally and personally.

What advice would you have given yourself 10 years ago? Excellence is a necessary investment.

If you could pick a personal motto, what would it be? Nothing beats a failure, but a try.

Who is the most influential person in your life...past or present? My mother has been the most influence figure in my life. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, she has endured much adversity, but has always managed to overcome. 

Who is your favorite actor or actress and why? Cicely Tyson is definitely my favorite actress. She has withstood the test of time and set an awesome standard.

What is/are your favorite book(s), television show(s) or movie(s)? My two favorite books are “Battlefield of the Mind,” by Joyce Meyer and “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?” by Rick Warren.