Spotlight on...Dorothea Marie Cooper
Dorothea Marie Cooper greets Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general,U.S. Army Materiel Command during a recent visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Dorothea Marie Cooper is the deputy director of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Describe your current position:
Dorothea Marie Cooper is the director and chief of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Contracts Division.

Describe your current position:
As the dual-hatted deputy director and chief, Contracts Division, I serve as the contracting business advisor for our installation customers for the totality of the acquisition life cycle. I supervise and direct personnel and functional activities for the Contracts Division, which includes execution and administration of installation contracts.

Describe your passion for your job:
I love creating a product that has so much value for our military members and our country. Working in contracting allows me the opportunity to feel like I make a difference. I especially enjoy teaching contracting Soldiers to embrace the importance of our trade. Providing a product that helps execute the military mission makes you proud. I am lucky to be able to serve in this capacity.

Where do you call home? Tell us about your family:
I live in Tacoma, Wash. I have been married for 33 years. I have six brothers and sisters, and lots of nieces and nephews. I have five rescue dogs that take up my extra time. After working all day, it is off to home for our nightly walks. I love spending time with my family and friends. I love to sing with my husband with our karaoke machine at home.

How does your job support the Soldier?
We execute and administer contracts that help feed our military members, provide chemical latrine services out in the field, support deployment training, cell phone service, room assignments at the barracks, and aircraft services, to name a few. Without these services our military members would not be mission ready.

What would you like others to know about you:
I am lucky to work with so many great civil servants and Soldiers. I am proud to be a government employee, who is honored to serve our Soldiers and airmen at JBLM.

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