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.
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month each November. We are highlighting employees of American Indian heritage throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.
The Marine Corps celebrated 245 years of service to the nation during a birthday celebration at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Nov. 10. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global health pandemic, adjustments were made to best adhere to the long-held traditions of the ceremony while following the required health and safety requirements.
November 11 is set aside each year to honor our nation's veterans. 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.
This year we celebrate the 245th Birthday of our Corps.

 

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National capital region employees almost halfway to 2020 CFC goal
CFC coordinators and keyworkers assigned to every directorate will continue reaching out to employees through Jan. 15 to encourage participation and offer help placing donations.
Dec. 2, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency employees in the national capital region are almost halfway toward reaching their 2020 Combined Federal Campaign goal of $260,000.

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‘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.

National American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Shawn Cody
Shawn Cody is the deputy director for Maritime Supplier Operations at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. Cody is also the executive champion of the organization's Native American Indian Heritage Program.
Nov. 23, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month each November. We are highlighting employees of American Indian heritage throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.

Marine Corps celebrates 245th birthday in Columbus
U. S. Marine Corps Capt. Kyle Huston, Maj. Jeff Cisek and Lt. Col. Joshua Sperling stand at attention, while awaiting the arrival of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime official party during the 245th Marine Corps birthday celebration at Defense Supply Center Columbus on Nov. 10.
Nov. 17, 2020 - The Marine Corps celebrated 245 years of service to the nation during a birthday celebration at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Nov. 10.

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.

Flag Precedence: Why the Marine Corps is senior to the Navy
The Joint Service color guard post the colors.
Nov. 9, 2020 - Anyone who has attended a military event or sat in a briefing where the Service flags are displayed should know that the order of precedence goes from left to right. The National Ensign followed by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy…wait. What? The Marine Corps is senior to the Navy in order of precedence even though it is an underling to the Department of the Navy? Is it because we can do more pull-ups? Run farther? Carry more weight? Have better looking uniforms? No. It’s a little debatable but seems to stem from a litany of historical events.