Culture News
‘Never borrow from yourself’: Customer account specialist shares best advice of his 50-year career
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Customer Account Specialist Chester Parker will celebrate five decades of service to the nation in December. Parker started as an Army private in 1970 and retired as a master sergeant in 1993 before transitioning to federal service. Parker said one of the highlights of his career was working as a drill sergeant assigned to Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Nov. 25, 2020 - This week marks five decades since a young Chester Parker entered an Army recruiting center and embarked on a federal career that took him around the world. Today, Parker is a customer account specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Land Customer Operations. In this capacity he serves as the “face” to Army and Marine Corps customers and engages with them daily to understand their specific logistics needs.

Where to watch 2020 Veterans Day virtual tributes
November 11 is set aside each year to honor our nation's veterans.
Nov. 10, 2020 - Several local and national organizations will pivot from traditional Veterans Day festivities in light of the current health emergency and offer virtual opportunities to honor our nation’s veterans. Below is a snapshot of locally and nationally scheduled events.

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View all events and activities on the official DLA Land and Maritime calendar.

 


 

About Culture Council

Mission Statement

To address workforce perceptions and recommend actionable solutions that promote understanding, credibility, teamwork, integrity, respect and accountability among associates and management, both personally and professionally.

Vision

The Culture Council will be a progressive team that continuously makes a positive impact on the culture and workplace environment.

Purpose
  • Build a world class organization
  • Provide a forum for all associates
  • Provide a governance mechanism for cultural transformation
  • Promote and nurture behaviors that foster mutual trust and respect
  • Bridge the gap of perceptions that impact the DLA Way
 
 
 
Responsibilities

We provide structure and consistency that is recognized throughout the DLA Community as the DLA Land and Maritime Commander's instrument of cultural transformation activities. We are also a conduit for all associates to quickly communicate ideas, problems and opportunities that impact the core values and beliefs of the DLA Culture, with the intent that feedback/action may be timely and effective.

Specific Tasks

Take the pulse of the workforce through a variety of communication tools Access the gap between expectations and reality with regards to the workplace culture Identify key issues that affect the morale and recommend possible actions Lead Culture transformation activities.


WHAT IS CULTURE?

Culture ... Sum of shared values, beliefs and norms of behavior

  • Values...Fundamental principles and standards such as integrity or respect
  • Beliefs...What people hear inside or outside the organization and perceptions about what leaders are doing and saying
  • Behaviors...Beliefs turned into action

DLA uses the Denison Model as a tool to measure its culture and the culture of each of its field activities.

The Defense Supply Center Columbus Culture Council represents associates from DLA Land and Maritime, J6, J8, HR Svcs-C and DM-FC.

Associates at Defense Supply Center Columbus and other DLA activities use results of the Climate Culture survey to help shape efforts to improve their organization's culture.

 


 

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