By Tonya Johnson
DCMA Public Affairs
Sylov Cabose is a quality assurance specialist at Defense Contract Management Agency Garden City in New York. He has been a part of the DCMA team for two years. (DCMA photo by Tonya Johnson)
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 Sylov Cabose.
My name is Sylov Cabose, and this is “My DCMA.”
I am a quality assurance specialist at DCMA Garden City.
My job duties include performing all functions required of the1910 job series. I have helped develop surveillance plans based on a risk management system. I review hundreds of contracts and technical data packages to identify specifications.
I have provided guidance and assisted my fellow QASs with product quality deficiency reports, request for variances, and corrective action requests. I support other teams when needed and provide on-the-job training to new employees here to set them up for a successful career. I am committed to supporting the mission and evolution of DCMA’s culture.
I have been a part of the DCMA team for two years. During this time, I have accomplished both Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level I and II certifications.
I like working at DCMA because the individuals at the contract management office and around the agency create a diverse atmosphere. Diversity is important because it allows individuals with all types of experiences and job functions to collaborate and accomplish the mission.
The skills and knowledge I have acquired while working in the private sector helps me in my daily job functions. Having other technical experiences, such as previously being an aircraft airframe and power-plant mechanic, avionics technician and motor vehicle mechanic, allows me to communicate effectively with contractors to understand technical requirements needed for the product.
DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because the agency is the eyes and ears for the men and women in the field. DCMA ensures that the required quality level is met for products, services and support to the military services. We put our eyes on each product to verify the best product reaches our warfighters.
My favorite hobbies are flying, computer programing, traveling, and participating in a range of outdoor activities including camping, white water rafting and watersports.
Something unique about me is that I can adapt quickly to different work environments. This skill set allows me to work well with individuals of different ethnicities and backgrounds.
Some of the great things about working at DCMA Garden City includes the support we receive from our leaders when it comes to training and mentoring. The guidance and support they offer has helped me accomplish my goals and prepared me for the future. Another advantage of being at DCMA Garden City is the type of contractors who are assigned to our contract management office. The products being produced are often complex and hold a significant weight to the warfighter. Being around such high-level complex items allows me to stay on top of the latest advancements in technology.
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