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U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
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Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact: Public Affairs Office

Date: August 27, 2008
No: 08-28

30 years supporting Natick installation

Donna Stok, director of the Logistics Directorate, U.S. Army Garrison, Natick in Natick, Mass., recently commemorated 30 years of government service

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NATICK, Mass. -- Donna Stok, director of the Logistics Directorate, U.S. Army Garrison, Natick, here recently commemorated 30 years of government service.

Lt. Col. Kari Otto, garrison commander, said, “Donna is definitely one of our key leaders in the Garrison. She and her Directorate are the ‘go-to’ folks when it comes to mission execution.”

When asked what keeps her motivated, Stok replied, “the people, and the accomplishments that we make in support of the mission and ultimately the Soldier.”    

Stok began her career at the Natick installation in 1978 as a student hire to provide assistance in the areas of Transportation, Security, Logistics, Motor Pool and the Supply and Storage Office.

During the early part of her career, Stok was promoted to Supply Clerk, promoted to Manager of the Self Service Supply Center and promoted to become the Supply Management Officer.     She also served as the Consolidated Property Officer, Accountable Property Officer and Supply Career Program Manager.

For this work, Stok received many compliments and awards, and Natick was recognized for being the first Army installation to use online services with the U.S. Army Materiel Command Automated Self Service Supply Center System.

In 1995, Stok was detailed to the Sustainment and Readiness Directorate to serve as the Emergency Operations/Sustainment and Readiness Officer. In this position, she was responsible for establishing the Emergency Operations Center. She also assisted with transferring functions from St. Louis to Natick due to a Base Realignment and Closure, and directing the future of those functions and the future of the Directorate.

Stok was then promoted to Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist and had responsibility for logistics, operations, supply and inventory management, sustainment and readiness and planning (logistics and emergency). In the position, Stok also received many accolades from both peers and superiors.

Recognizing Stok’s expertise, in 2001, the commanding general detailed her to the Logistics Directorate where she eventually became director, the position she now holds.

In this position, she has the authority and responsibility for directing, coordinating and supervising all the activities within the Directorate of Logistics (DOL). This encompasses a variety of specialized functions including materiel management, equipment management and transportation.

Within these programs, Stok is responsible for the coordination and evaluation of a variety of programs, including stock record accounting, property accountability, inventory management, warehouse operations and supply control; equipment authorization, acquisition, utilization, maintenance, replacement and disposition; and motor pool operations.

Otto said Stok is “always on point to improve operations and the installation as a whole. DOL has done yeoman’s work identifying and turning in more than $8M in excess property.”

Stok’s advice to anyone beginning government service is, “Stick with it. The satisfaction you will get from supporting the Soldier in the field, and playing a part in fighting the Nation’s battle[s], will reap many benefits and rewards for you for years to come.”

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