By Tonya Johnson
DCMA Public Affairs
Air Force Col. Ronald Kenyatte Booker is the military deputy director in the Total Force Directorate at the Defense Contract Management Agency headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. He has been a part of the DCMA team since July 2019 and has served in the military 23 years. (DCMA photo by Tonya Johnson)
My DCMA showcases the agency’s experienced and diverse workforce. This year, as the agency celebrates its 20th anniversary, employees will speak about their future goals for the organization and themselves. Today we meet Air Force Col. Ronald Kenyatte Booker.
My name is Col. Ronald Kenyatte Booker, and this is “My DCMA.”
I am the military deputy director in the Total Force Directorate at DCMA headquarters.
My job duties include developing optimal strategic direction, policies, and processes for employees and provide oversight over the Combat Support Center, Human Capital, and Military Personnel directorates to ensure our agency provides the Department of Defense, NASA, and our international partners the tools and equipment to execute tactical, operational and strategic missions in every domain.
Overall, I have been in the military 23 years. Twenty years ago, I was stationed at the Pentagon working in the 11th Wing Military Personnel Flight where I was in charge of retirements, separations and outbound assignments.
I have been a part of the DCMA team since July 2019. As DCMA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, I am excited about assisting the agency’s senior leadership in developing strategies to meet mission goals in a budget constrained environment. I also have goals for myself and my team. I want to help optimize the use of the Total Force Directorate, which comprises civilian and military personnel, including our reserve forces, to be agile, flexible and dynamic to meet the requirements and needs of DCMA.
I like working at DCMA because the mission crosses multiple capabilities and functions, and I have a direct impact on the operational force. Additionally, the people at DCMA make work enjoyable.
DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because we help produce the tools and equipment that makes our military the most dominant, lethal, and well-equipped military in the world.
My favorite hobbies include playing golf, writing poetry, and spending time with my kids.
My future career goals include continuing to be the best airman I can be and learning more about the intricacies of DCMA.
Something unique about me is that I am an Air Force officer who works on an Army post, and I work for a Navy vice admiral. I never envisioned that scenario in my career.
Some of the great things about working at my location includes the people. Each day, I drive on post and see the future of the military training. I am greeted with a smile and motivating words by the security personnel at the front desk. I get a big hug from Mary Tucker, who is on the cleaning staff, and then I get to my office and take care of DoD’s #1 asset – its people!
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