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News | Dec. 4, 2019

My DCMA: Bonnie Pilch, QA specialist

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 Bonnie Pilch.

My name is Bonnie Pilch, and this is "My DCMA."

I am a resident quality assurance specialist at Lynn Assembly and Test Operation and a part of the DCMA General Electric Lynn team.

My job duties include full Government Contracting Activity, or GCA, oversight on the T700 and T408 engines for the Blackhawk, Apache and CH-53 Stallion helicopters. This includes contract and process reviews, witnessing of tests, mandatory end-item engine inspections, and Wide Area Workflow acceptance.

I have been part of the DCMA team and its predecessors for 35 years starting as a co-op student through Lynn Technical High School and progressing through to a QAS.

I like working at DCMA because of the value and importance we have for the men and women in the military. When we do our job properly, they do not have to worry about their equipment working properly and are able to concentrate on the job at hand.

I am the independent eyes and ears of the Department of Defense because I perform oversight on contractual requirements assuring the warfighter is equipped.

I provide actionable acquisition insight to DoD by performing my job daily with integrity and dedication by identifying any risks, including non-conformances and improvements, that need to be addressed.

DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because they rely on us to provide them with the best products on time and in compliance to achieve their mission and return home safely to their families.