by Bonnie Koenig
This year’s Hall of Fame inductee, Dorothy “Jean” Lohr was honored by Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees, family, friends and former HoF inductees June 18 at the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center, Richmond, Va.
Lohr, a resident of Chester, Va., was recognized for her significant and enduring contributions to the DLA Aviation mission, the workforce, and the nation’s defense. She worked as a procurement analyst in the Business Processes Directorate from June 1967 through October 2012, a career spanning 45 years.
Lohr, known as the “wizard of policy” and DLA’s foremost subject matter expert in federal, Department of Defense and DLA acquisition policy, was instrumental in legislation implementing commercial acquisition procedures which are still in use today.
The induction award was read by the mistress of ceremonies, Amy Clement DLA Aviation’s chief of Public Affairs.
DLA Aviation Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson welcomed Lohr, her family, friends, guests and former Hall of Fame recipients to the event.
Family attending were Lohr’s husband Phil; her sister, Kim Moneymaker; brother, Richard Parrish, Jr., and his wife, Kelly; brother, Alan Hollins; and brother-in-law David Lohr and Gretchen Hassel.
Hall of Fame recipient Lohr addressed attendees with thankful words and recognized the champions who nominated her. “Over the years I have worked with previous inductees and to be in their company in the Hall of Fame is an overwhelming honor.”
Lohr said she accepted a job at the Defense General Supply Center, but found her career. “One that enriched my life, allowed me to forge life-long friendships and the opportunity to serve our country,” she said.
“My philosophy is simple. Give your best, be a team player. Our success comes from working together. Cultivating and sharing ideas to build a better future,” said Lohr.
Phil Lohr said, Jean has the same work ethic at home, she is their rock, and is the glue that keeps their family close.