By Elizabeth Szoke
DCMA Public Affairs
Navy Capt. George Bresnihan (left) receives the Defense Contract Management Agency International flag from Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis, DCMA director, during a change of command ceremony at Fort Lee, Virginia, July 19. Lewis welcomed the incoming commander and bid farewell to former International commander, Navy Capt. Sonya Ebright. (Click next to read more) (DCMA photos by Elizabeth Szoke)
While welcoming Bresnihan to the agency, Lewis discussed the importance of the DCMA International mission. “Getting the product to the warfighter, and in this case, our friends’ and allies’ warfighters, so that they can be supportive of us and we can be supportive of them is critical to the mission,” said Lewis. “You may have a bigger shoe size than (Ebright) does, but you’ve got some big shoes to fill.” (Click next to read more)
Ebright served over two years as the DCMA International commander, which has 30 offices in 20 countries, and supports contracts in 49 different countries. “I was extremely humbled and pleased to be chosen to command DCMA International, and to be given the opportunity to lead the outstanding professionals of this organization,” said Ebright as she spoke to the DCMA International team. “You have a heritage of strong leadership, outstanding teamwork and superb customer service. I’m proud and truly excited about the next years, and I know you will continue to succeed.” (Click next to read more)
Ebright’s 36 years of service began when she enlisted in the Navy in 1982 as an oceans systems technician analyst prior to becoming a commissioned officer in 1991. She began her career in contracting in 2002 as a contracts supervisor. After several other contracting positions, she closed her Navy career as the commander of DCMA International. (Click next to read more)
Bresnihan comes to the agency from Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific, Task Force 73 in Singapore where he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and another in Military Operational Arts and Sciences. (Click next to read more)
“I know how much you have invested in this and in DCMA International, and I promise you that your hard work will not be in vein,” Bresnihan said to Ebright as he assumed command. “I know I have big shoes to fill. Make no mistake about it, DCMA International’s mission has national as well as global impact. Delivering weapons systems to U.S. forces, allies and partners on time, that are ready to enter the fight immediately, is extremely important.” (Click next to read more)
Commanders and staff traveled from around the world, to include Singapore and Saudi Arabia, to welcome their new commander and say farewell to their former commander.
Prior to the change of command and retirement ceremonies, DCMA International conducted their first-ever International Commander’s Forum. Additional information will be published on the forum soon.
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