Supervisor News
Linda Johnson retires after 36 years
Linda Johnson bid farewell to the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Oct. 24 after 36 years of federal service. Her son, DJ Johnson (left), daughter Linda Lyman and husband Dennis Johnson joined her for a retirement ceremony hosted at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.
Oct. 31, 2019 - A longtime leader bid farewell to the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Oct. 24. Linda Johnson, deputy director of the Land Customer Operations directorate, retired after 36 years of federal service. In her final role, Johnson helped lead the team responsible for readiness support to nearly 19,000 U.S. Army and Marine Corps customers, with sales orders worth approximately $7.4 billion.

Land and Maritime Commander hosts Engineering Group, recognizes dedicated staffer
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander, Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer, awards Charles Simmons with a Commander’s Coin Oct. 22 in recognition of his invaluable logistics work with DLA during a conference held at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Oct. 22.
Oct. 25, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander, Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer, welcomed approximately 50 members of the Engineering Support Working Group Oct. 22 to a three-day conference held on the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

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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.

Goals and Objectives

To discuss, research, and analyze leadership concerns brought before the Council, determine the impact of various strategies, reach consensus on appropriate actions, and share information from the meetings with all Land and Maritime Supervisors. The Council will make recommendations to senior management for improvement. 

Overall goals include (but not limited to):

  • To facilitate communication between senior management and all levels of supervision throughout the entire DLA Land and Maritime organizational structure.
  • To promote continual leadership development.
  • To work in partnership with the DLA Corporate Leadership Council.
  • To foster communication between new supervisors and seasoned managers.
  • To provide information that will promote understanding and support of new or ongoing initiatives.
  • To obtain feedback and recommendations about ongoing initiatives affecting the "Management Team" stakeholder group.
  • Act as a "sounding board" for leadership.
  • To provide a peer-level support network, for sharing lessons and learned/best practices.
  • To foster an environment wherein primarily DLA Land and Maritime Managers/Supervisors have an opportunity to share and discuss concerns and suggestions affecting or involving Management.
  • Command will have this resource available to enable immediate top-down communication of ideas, problems, opportunities, etc. so that feedback from within the supervisory ranks may be quickly and directly obtained whenever desired in the process of managing the organization.
  • To provide a resource to facilitate communication of ideas, problems and opportunities.
  • Members represent all supervisors in their respective organization and are responsible for communicating pertinent information.
  • To serve in an advisory capacity to organizational leadership.
  • To select representatives to attend DLA Land and Maritime councils (i.e., Safety Council, Culture Council, Training Council, etc.)
  • Administration of the DLA Land and Maritime Supervisor of the Month recognition program and submit nominations to command for approval.
  • Provide suggested topics to support the DLA Land and Maritime Supervisors call.

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