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News | Jan. 19, 2022

My DCMA: Kenneth Griffin, military personnel liaison officer

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, Kenneth Griffin shares his story.

My name is Kenneth Griffin, and this is “My DCMA.”

I am a military personnel liaison officer in the Total Force Directorate at DCMA headquarters at Fort Lee. My job duties include providing administrative support to service members assigned to the headquarters, DCMA International, Special Programs, and the Aircraft Integrated Maintenance Operation Command. My responsibilities include reviewing and processing the personnel actions for service members that affect assignments, manpower, promotions, evaluations/performance reports, awards, training and finance.

I have been a part of the DCMA team for 3.5 years. Some of the great things about working at my location include seeing a variety of places with a significant historical impact on the birth and growth of our country. I enjoy learning about American and U.S. military history, and there is so much to see across Virginia.

I like working at DCMA because we have a direct impact on the warfighter. DCMA’s mission is critical to the warfighter today, and as we prepare for the future. As the world’s most lethal force, I want every soldier, sailor, Marine, airman and guardian to have the best and most advanced equipment on the battlefield. My family has a strong lineage of military and civilian service to the United States. I served in the Army for over 32 years, my daughter is currently in the Army, and my son is in the Navy.

DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because the products and services we support are critical to the defense of our country. The quality control, as well as the fiscal stewardship of acquisitions and contracts, has a direct, immediate, and long-range impact on the warfighter. What we do at every level within the agency matters.

I am excited to see where DCMA goes as we move forward. The one thing that I have noticed in over 35 years of government service is that the only constant is change. If we are not innovating, improving, and adapting at all times, we will be left behind.

I have not been with DCMA a long time, but I have been a part of two major changes within the agency that affected me directly. The first was the creation of the Total Force Directorate, and the second was when the Aircraft Integrated Maintenance Operation Command, also known as AIMO, separated from the Central Region to become its own separate command.

My goal for 2022 is similar to previous years — improve in all areas of my life. I want to be a better husband, a better father, better at my job, a better mentor, and a better coworker/peer/teammate. I plan to actively search out opportunities to improve myself and be ready to accept them when they become available.

My future professional goal includes expanding my technical expertise by becoming the subject matter expert for my areas of responsibility. I come from an Army background, and I want to continue to learn and expand my knowledge about the Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Space Force.

My favorite hobbies include traveling and spending time with my wife Rachel. We also enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors with our two Westies, Yuki and Ghost. We have been blessed to travel around the world prior to COVID, and we look forward to going to Alaska later this year.

Something unique about me is that I have been to over 45 countries, and more than 40 states across our gorgeous country, with Alaska coming off the list this summer. One of my favorite countries that I visited was Greece.