By Elizabeth Szoke
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 Delvin Breeden.
My name is Delvin Breeden, and this is “My DCMA.”
I am a contract administrator at DCMA Hampton. I am responsible for performing contract administration functions, which includes managing various contracts in excess of $1 million and monitoring contractor performance for compliance with applicable laws. I also perform final closeouts of assigned contracts.
At a young age, I was taught that hard work, dedication and consistency would result in the accomplishment of great things. My father was an incredible role model and is a huge part of why I am where I am today.
My father served in the Army for almost five years as a chef. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while I lived in Newport News, Virginia. This meant that I wasn’t able to see him as often as I would have liked, and sometimes I went a month or more without seeing him due to the Army’s training exercises. That time apart made me truly appreciate the time that we did have together, but it also forced me to grow up quickly and try to be the man of the house.
I admired his sacrifice. He inspired me to become dedicated to my work. Any time I feel down, I think of the sacrifice he made to provide for his family. His persistence continues to inspire me to pursue my goals.
After graduating from Virginia State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in business management, I pursued and earned my Master of Business Administration from Strayer University. I have seven years of contract administration experience and three years of logistics and marketing experience. I have been with DCMA since October 2017.
The work I do on a daily basis for this agency is directly aligned with the Department of Defense's National Defense Strategy. To drive budget discipline and affordability, my responsibility is to ensure that the taxpayers’ hard-earned money is being utilized efficiently by monitoring funds to ensure contractual compliance. I have to verify that we are providing a quality product to our military in the most cost-efficient way possible.
I love what I do, especially since this is my way of serving and giving back to the men and women who serve in the military. They risk their lives every day to protect ours, so the least I can do is be the best I can be at my job. Our mission at DCMA directly contributes to military readiness and I am honored to be a part of that process.
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