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News | Dec. 31, 2018

My DCMA: Trinh Do, industrial engineer

By Luis Delgadillo Western Regional Command

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 Trinh Do.

My name is Trinh Do, and this is "My DCMA"

I am an industrial engineer at DCMA Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California.

My job duties include executing manufacturing and production surveillance for the $11.1 billion Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite program; evaluating the monthly program schedule to ensure timely product delivery; identifying areas of program risks and issues in M&P surveillance; assessing cost and schedule impacts and recommending opportunities for improvement.

I have been a part of the DCMA team for six years.

I started my federal career at DCMA Dayton in a student intern program. While I worked there, I evaluated and analyzed contractor engineering change proposals to support the generator control unit of the F-18. I also provided technical support to negotiations to the administrative contracting officer and the procuring contracting officer concerning the technical evaluation and negotiation of contractor cost proposals. Then, I transferred to DCMA Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale while in the Keystone program. Most of my time here, I support the manufacturing and production processes of AEHF Satellite Vehicle #4, 5 and 6. AEHF-4 was successfully launched three months ago and I was so proud of the contribution I made to the mission.

I like working at DCMA because I can interact with many different major suppliers and make a positive impact to multi-billion dollar projects that protect our national interests. I am also motivated by the wonderful people that I work with in DCMA. Ever since I was a student intern, everyone that I have worked with has been truly professional, supporting me in every way and helping me to learn and grow. There are certain things that cannot be learned through education, and my experience with DCMA has taught me many valuable skills and lessons.

DCMA is important to America's warfighters because we provide the oversight to contractor business systems to ensure the requirements of military equipment are fully met and the delivery of product within cost and schedule at the highest level of quality. The launch of the AEHF-4 satellite provides five times greater data rates to the Milstar constellation, allowing nearly instantaneous, resilient communications for the warfighter.

My future career goals include continuing to support our warfighters. 

Some unique attributes about me are that I am dependable, patient and motivated. I take my responsibilities seriously and take pride in being a team player. While I work for DCMA, I strive for excellence in everything that I do.

My favorite hobbies include travel, food, cooking. I also enjoy spending time with my family in many outdoor activities like camping and fishing.

Some of the great things about working at my location includes that we manage five acquisition category I programs and are able to provide cross-program insight to our Air Force and Navy customers.