8 LRS Master Sergeant receives top DLA award
KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The Defense Logistics Agency awarded Master Sgt. Renaldo Renee, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron maintenance support section chief, as one of the 10 Outstanding DLA Personnel of the Year.
Renee received the award as a technical sergeant for his work from Oct. 1, 2017, to Aug. 31, 2018, as a joint contingency acquisition support officer for the DLA in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Renee had already begun his one year short tour at Kunsan when the call for nominees went out.
The award highlighted Renee for his “Superb leadership and expertise [which] were instrumental in meeting warfighting requirements for planning, training and real world operations throughout the United States and its territories.” It also commended Renee’s support of disaster relief operations throughout various combatant commands.
While at DLA, Renee went on a short-notice temporary duty to San Antonio to support hurricane relief operations.
“We needed to be able to get living quarters for all the personnel who would be coming in to assist with hurricane support,” he said. “We were working 14 hours a day and it was really fast paced, but we were able to get people in without costing the government too much money.”
Renee’s other accomplishments include a 5-month deployment to Kuwait and supporting Exercise Key Resolve in the Republic of Korea.
“I really enjoyed the traveling and the joint environment that DLA provides,” said Renee. “It was a pretty great chance to see how the Army, Navy and Marines do business together.”
Currently, Renee supervises several Airmen with the 8th LRS maintenance support section.
“It’s good to back in supply, especially after being away for eight years,” he said. “I’m really happy to be doing this part of my job again.”
Congratulations Master Sgt. Renee on your win and keep up the great work.
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