DLA Resiliency

4 pillars of resiliency - Mental, Physical, Social, and Spiritual

Resilience is defined as how one “deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Anticipates changes and learns from mistakes.”

Resilience is the ability to function well in the face of adversity.

The DLA resilience model has four pillars: mental, physical, social and spiritual; balancing these four components help strengthen your life.

  • Mental: The ability to effectively cope with mental stressors and challenges. Pay attention to your needs and feelings. Our thoughts control our energy.
  • Physical: The ability to adopt and sustain healthy behaviors. Regularly work out and continually monitor physical stamina. Recognize the connection between mind and body: strong bodies help build strong minds
  • Social: The ability to network. Build and value interpersonal relationships and social networks. Social connections with others widen perceptions and grow character.
  • Spiritual: The ability to adhere to beliefs, principles, or values needed to persevere and prevail in accomplishing missions.

Profiles in COVID-19 Resilience

Resilience News

Enterprisewide | Jan. 18, 2024

Euro team rallies to support colleague’s orchard loss

When a DLA employee-owned generational Sicilian farm was destroyed by wildfire, the DLA Disposition Services Europe and Africa region staff came together to help replace lost olive trees.

Europe and Africa | Nov. 21, 2023

DLA Joint Reserve Force officer completes third marathon, inspires with ...

In a display of commitment and physical endurance, U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Chris Allen of the Defense Logistics Agency’s Joint Reserve Force has accomplished his third marathon since joining the DLA in July 2022.

Enterprisewide | Nov. 14, 2023

Exercise simulates agency cyber-attack recovery

A recent mission assurance exercise incorporated DLA’s alternate business processes into its growing cyber-attack response planning.

Enterprisewide | Sept. 27, 2023

Commentary: Bridging the Gap - A Call for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

When I first encountered suicide in my family, it was a subject shrouded in silence – a taboo that left us grappling with our grief in isolation. But over the years, society’s perception of mental health and suicide has shifted, allowing room for