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News | Feb. 25, 2021

Barstow site lead honored for 1st quarter performance

By Jake Joy DLA Disposition Services Public Affairs

Property Disposal Specialist Heath Buswell was recently named Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Employee of the Quarter for his contributions at the start of fiscal 2021.

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Property Disposal Specialist Heath Buswell serves as site lead at DLA Disposition Services at Barstow, California. He was selected as Employee of the Quarter for the 1st quarter of fiscal 2021.
Man poses in office for photo
Property Disposal Specialist Heath Buswell
Property Disposal Specialist Heath Buswell serves as site lead at DLA Disposition Services at Barstow, California. He was selected as Employee of the Quarter for the 1st quarter of fiscal 2021.
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Buswell has been with the agency for the past five years and is currently stationed in California, where he serves as DLA Disposition Services Barstow’s site lead. He previously worked at Camp Pendleton as a material examiner and identifier.

“I really enjoy supporting the warfighter,” Buswell said. “I get the opportunity to mentor team members, interact with leadership at all levels, and I get to go out to train and see our customers. I consider it one of the most rewarding things I can do in continuing my service.”

Buswell’s supervisor, Christopher Camacho, cited his professional attitude and extraordinary customer service ability as reasons he deserved recognition.

“He has gone above and beyond when assisting customers with turn ins and excelled in developing an effective cost savings plan to dispose of body armor, components, and [demilitarization]-required textiles,” Camacho wrote.

Buswell was also cited for decreasing aged property, exceeding deadlines, and filling in for the area manager when needed.

“Mr. Buswell’s hard work and dedication is the driving force behind the success of DLA Disposition Services Barstow,” Camacho wrote.

For his part, Buswell said his site is on the right path and its personnel are learning and growing as a team.

“I work with some amazing and professional people,” Buswell said. “I think the organization is great and I am looking forward to being a team member until it is time for me to retire for good.”