By Navy Lt. j.g. Beau Citrone
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jose Galvao (second from left) is participating in the Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry program. He met with Defense Contract Management Agency Atlanta employees, including Navy Lt. j.g. Beau Citrone and Brian Goff, and contractors, including Scott O’Connell (far left) from Mark C. Pope Associates, Inc., during a visit in January to learn more about how the agency supports warfighters. (DCMA photo by Navy Cmdr. Frank Miller)
The Defense Contract Management Agency Atlanta team provides tours and informational briefings throughout the year to military personnel for them to learn more about the agency.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jose Galvao visited the contract management office to gain insight into the capabilities DCMA delivers to the nation’s warfighters by providing acquisition insight and working with contractors to monitor the on-time delivery of products on Jan. 25. DCMA employees briefed Galvao on the CMO’s mission of providing contract management, quality assurance, manufacturing and engineering and pricing assistance to its military customers.
Galvao is currently participating in the Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry. The program allows sailors the opportunity to work for various corporations to enhance their leadership, management and communication skills. Galvao is working at UPS in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Galvao, along with DCMA employees, also visited Mark C. Pope Associates, Inc., and Glock, Inc., in Smyrna, Georgia. MCP is a dealer of Hobart Ground Systems, which builds aviation ground power equipment to be used on military bases and Navy ships launching aircraft. Glock, Inc., manufactures various weapons for warfighters through contracts with the Army.
During the visit to MCP, the Atlanta team observed the finishing touches on two ground power systems that will be installed onboard the USS America. At Glock, the team walked the production lines and observed the gun manufacturing process from raw material to shipping.
“The awesome effort between the contractors and the DCMA team is phenomenal, and it provides our customers the needed insight to ensure the on-time delivery of high quality products for the warfighters,” said Navy Cmdr. Frank Miller, DCMA Atlanta’s commander.
Galvao said he learned a lot about the agency during the visit.
“One of my biggest takeaways was that each person I met had a passion to ensure that the warfighter received a quality product,” he said. “I’m confident that the entire DCMA team works tirelessly to support the agency’s vision of ‘one team, one voice, delivering global acquisition insight.’”
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