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News | Feb. 9, 2022

My DCMA: USMC Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Morrison, government ground representative

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, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Morrison shares his story.

My name is Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Morrison, and this is “My DCMA.”

I am a government ground representative at DCMA Americas in Abbotsford, British Columbia, in Canada. My job duties include reviewing all contractor ground procedures, conducting surveillance of all ground operations, and working with the other three members of the aviation program team to provide the inspections and modifications needed to the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for the warfighter.

I have been a part of the DCMA team for seven months. I like working at DCMA because it offers a unique insight into the intricacies that go into providing the required maintenance and modification of our aircraft that most aircraft maintainers do not get to experience. Some of the great things about working at my location includes being new to DCMA and being at a contractor facility that gives me valuable experience. The decisions I make have significant effects on how the contractor can continue to improve and provide the best product back to the warfighter.

DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because the agency provides vital needs to maintain our country’s superior military force. Before joining DCMA, I had never heard of the agency. I would like to be a part of helping DCMA becoming more known throughout the military by providing the best product possible back to the operational units.

I have not noticed a lot of changes in the seven months since I joined DCMA, but I am excited to see how we can continue to exceed expectations while still dealing with this global pandemic. I believe the lessons learned will make us more effective once we return to normalcy.

My goal for this year is to continue to work with the contractor and customers to provide the best product in the most efficient time possible, and to continue to improve the relationship between all parties. My future career goals include completing my degree in military studies and continuing to become a better leader.

My favorite hobbies include playing with my children and exploring new places. Something unique about me is that I have a diversified military career. I have been a presidential security guard, served as an infantry Marine, been a KC-130J Tanker powerline mechanic, served as a presidential safe for flight maintenance controller, and, now, I am a government ground representative with DCMA.