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By Tonya Johnson
DCMA Public Affairs
My DCMA showcases the Defense Contract Management Agency’s experienced and diverse workforce and highlights what being a part of the national defense team means to them. Today we meet Geraldine Ford.
My name is Geraldine Ford, and this is My DCMA.
I am a management analyst at DCMA Hampton.
My job duties include serving as the primary training program manager for all training-related matters for our contract management office. I am responsible for the contract management office performance and overall management of timely training and certification of employees, which includes fulfilling course allocations, continuous learning, leadership development programs, Keystone program requirements, and resolution of individual and systems’ issues.
I have been a part of the DCMA team for seven years.
I like working at DCMA because it satisfies me. It is very fulfilling when employees receive their certification or pass a difficult course. Training is endless within DCMA and sometimes it can be a challenge for employees getting into certain classes, but their accomplishments in completing the classes override any challenges they might have faced in the beginning. To receive a thank you, a high five, or even a hug, confirms that I made the right choice in joining the DCMA Hampton family.
I am the independent eyes and ears for the Department of Defense because it has been proven that training can save a life. My eyes and ears will always be keen to employees completing their training and maintaining their certifications due to the impact it could have on warfighters.
I provide actionable acquisition insight to DoD by making sure that everyone that enters my office is well equipped to assist our warfighters. Employees who are not properly trained could hinder supplies from reaching warfighters in their time of need. Therefore, their lack of training or not being certified could halt the mission of our warfighters.
DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because we are a “blended” family. When an individual joins the military, it becomes DCMA’s mission to ensure we are an effective and efficient team in supporting our warfighters. While they are supporting and fighting for our freedom, we have and will continue to commit ourselves in operating with excellent standards as well as putting our professional responsibilities before our own self interests. We are one team!
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