RIchmond, Va. –
Name: Sharon Parham
Organization: DLA Office of Operations Research and Resource Analysis (DORRA)
Years of Service: 18 years
What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? Management and Program Analyst. I serve as a contract manager.
What do you like most about your job? The aspect I like most about my job is the interaction I have with my teammates, customers, and vendors in the procurement field.
What would you say has been your major contributions to your organization this year in your job? Working the DLA Strategic Evolution contract requirement and meeting the very short timeline.
If you could speak directly to the warfighters you support, what would you tell them? I would tell them I greatly appreciate and honor their service to our country and will continue to support them to the best of my ability as a civilian employee.
Do you have an unfulfilled wish? Yes. Winning the Powerball jackpot!! LOL
What are some of your passions outside of work? I’m passionate about sports. I spend most of my time, outside of work, attending my children’s soccer, basketball, football, and softball games. Very satisfying and keeps me very busy.
If you had a theme song, what would it be and why? Without a doubt, my theme song would be “Respect” by Aretha Franklin because everyone desires respect despite our differences.
Who is the most influential person in your life...past or present? My mom has been the most influential person in my life. She’s not only my mother, but my best friend. She’s the strongest person I know. Overcoming cancer and always making a way out of no way. Because of her, I am a strong woman and I’m grateful for her.
Who is your favorite actor or actress and why? My favorite actress is Angelina Jolie Pitt because she seems to connect very well with the characters she plays.
What is your favorite military aircraft and why? F-22 Raptor. I love the design and speed of the aircraft. It’s awesome.
If you could start your life over again, what would you do differently? If I could start my life over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. Everything happens for a reason.
What is your proudest accomplishment? I take great pride in raising my three wonderful children. As any parent know, it’s a full time job and a challenge, but very rewarding.
What five things could you absolutely not live without? The five things I couldn’t live without are God, family, a job, vacations, and pizza.
What is/are your favorite book(s), television show(s) or movie(s)? I would say my favorite movie is “Captain America: Civil War.” I love action flicks and this one definitely falls in that category. My favorite TV show is “Greenleaf,” which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
What type of music do you most enjoy? I am a huge fan of Gospel music. I find it very uplifting and joyful.