Green takes over as Zone 36 manager

Troy Green
Troy Green

Green takes over as Zone 36 manager

by Keith Desbois
Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. – Troy Green, former Zone 29 manager, assumed the duties as the Zone 36 manager, Jan. 1.

Zone 36 is responsible for commissaries in the Republic of Korea and Guam and encompasses 11 stores which produced over $169 million in sales for fiscal year 2019.

He replaces Wayne Walk who retired after 27 years with the Defense Commissary Agency.

“We are truly sad to see Wayne retire, but we celebrate his over 50 years of combined service to the nation,” said David C. Carey, West Area director, who was Pacific Area director during Walk’s time in Korea. “He has done an outstanding job leading our Zone 36 Korea and Guam team, and we all truly wish him the best as he moves on to enjoy his retirement.”

Walk started his federal service in 1965 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After serving 27 years, he began his career with DeCA where he ascended the ranks by starting as a material handler in Yongsan, South Korea.

He quickly assumed leadership roles starting as manager of the Yongsan Central Distribution Center North, in South Korea, and then moved on to hold various store director positions in the Far East. He became the Zone 36 manager in 2004.

Green is a veteran of more than 13 years working in commissaries. At Zone 29 he was responsible for 11 commissaries in North and South Carolina. These locations handled 4.4 million customer transactions resulting in $253 million in sales for fiscal year 2019.

“Troy was an excellent choice to keep the zone moving forward, and we are very excited to have him in the Pacific,” Carey added. “Troy brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Zone 36.”

Green stated he has big shoes to follow after Walk’s retirement but feels he is up to the task.

“The commissaries in Korea and Guam have gained a strong reputation for excellence under the leadership of Mr. Walk, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this team and serve beside some of DeCA’s best,” Green said. “This is an exciting time of transformation within the agency, and I have great confidence Zone 36 will be leading from the front.”

Some of Green’s past leadership roles in DeCA included being the store director at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico and both the deputy manager and manager of the Central Meat Processing Plant in Ramstein, Germany.

His awards include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and Southwest Asia Medal from his time in the U.S. Army. The Gulf War veteran served as an automated supply and logistics NCO during his four years of service in the early 1990s.

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