Warehousing Group chief selected as San Joaquin deputy commander

By Emily Tsambiras DLA Distribution Public Affairs

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Susan Earle has been selected as DLA Distribution San Joaquin deputy commander.

Earle has more than 38 years of experience in distribution with the Department of Defense, and is no stranger to DLA.  Prior to this assignment, Earle served as the distribution center’s Warehousing Group chief.

During this time, Earle was responsible for 17 warehouses and outside storage lots, and a staff of nearly 300 employees engaged in receiving, stowing, picking, packing and shipping a wide range of material.  The Warehousing Group is responsible for over one million customer requisitions annually.

Her first Federal assignment was at McClellan Air Force Base, where she was a warehouse foreman.  When McClellan was put on the Base Realignment and Closure Act list, Earle went to work for DLA Distribution- then known as Defense Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pa.- where she served on the Current Operations staff from 1999 to 2004.  Her next assignment was as deputy commander of DLA Distribution Puget Sound, Wash., from 2004 to 2010.

She joined the management team at San Joaquin in 2010, and led plant optimization projects and storage optimization as deputy chief of the Material Management Group.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems at the Sacramento Campus of the University of Phoenix in 1998.  In 2004, she was awarded the title of Military Packaging Professional by the Department of Defense School of Military Packaging Technology.  Earle has also participated in the Executive Development Program and has attended courses at Dartmouth, Pennsylvania State University, University of North Carolina and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Her awards include many sustained superior achievement awards, two awards for Meritorious Civilian Service, a Humanitarian Service medal, a DLA Environmental Protection Award and a Department of Defense Meritorious Achievement Award.

Earle resides in Ripon, Calif., and is an active volunteer in police services for the Ripon Police Department, and a member of the Bishop’s Committee at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Modesto.