DVIDS – News – DLA Troop Support celebrates the retirement of two civilian employees


The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support celebrated the retirement of two civilian employees at a ceremony September 27 in Philadelphia.

Janet Day from the Business Process Support Office has retired after 40 years of service. Sharon (Sherri) Leslie, also of BPS, retired after 21 years of federal service.

DLA Troop Support Commander Brig. General Eric Shirley presided over the ceremony and congratulated the retirees on their combined 61 years of federal service. He also thanked their families for the support they have offered over the years.

“Much of a person’s success can be attributed to their support system at home, and for our award winners today, this is true for these two women who are recognized today on occasion. of their retirement, ”said Shirley. “Sometimes our families at home, unfortunately, face sacrifices because of the tasks that you ladies have done so well over these decades of service. This family sacrifice is never easy.

Each retiree received a retirement certificate, DLA Troop Support memorabilia and a commander’s coin. Additionally, Leslie’s husband Roger received a Spousal Appreciation Certificate.

Day’s federal career began in 1981 as a typist in the Office of Printing and Publications of the Navy. In 1984, she joined the Defense Industrial Supply Center as a supply typist in the Emergency Supply Operations Center. She worked on the centre’s first personal computers, which led to the development of the Personal Computer Application Group and the distribution of personal computers to employees. Day is retiring as a demand supply chain analyst in BPS for construction and equipment and apparel and textile supply chains.

“It’s been 40 years, and I look forward to the next 40 years, doing the many things that I love [such as] hobbies, awareness and just enjoy it, ”Day said.

After graduating from high school, Leslie joined the Navy Junior ROTC program and then the Navy, following in her father’s footsteps. She spent five years on active duty in Adak, Alaska; Bremerton, Washington; and Lewes, Delaware. After the birth of her first child, Leslie left active service and returned as a Marine Reservist after the birth of her second child. She joined DLA as an entrepreneur, but was quickly recalled to active duty to be part of the First Naval Customs Battalion in Kuwait. After returning from active service, she was selected as a DLA intern. Leslie is retiring as a BPS Business Process Analyst, where her roles included managing aspects of the FedMall government procurement website and assisting with day-to-day issues. She is also the former State Commander for Delaware Foreign War Veterans and the only woman to ever hold this position.

“I really enjoyed my job here at DLA,” Leslie said. “I worked hard, I achieved all I could in a short time here. I have a lot of family here at DLA, so hopefully when things get back to normal again, we can have picnics and parties again, and we can all come together.

Date taken: 29.09.2021
Date posted: 29.09.2021 15:40
Story ID: 406329
Site: PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, United States

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