Dexter Higgs, Logistics Readiness Center-Daegu
Dexter Higgs, Logistics Readiness Center-Daegu (Photo Credit: Ilhyun (Mike) Han) VIEW ORIGINAL


Augusta, Georgia

How long have you been working for the U.S. Army:

I have been working for 14 years as a Department of the Army Civilian, and I also retired from the Active Duty Army with 21 years of service.

What other positions have you held with the U.S. Military:

I worked as an Equipment Specialist Supervisor for Installation Management Command, Materiel Support Command-Korea, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Navy. I have also worked as a Wage Grade Supervisor (5823/5803) Mechanic supervisor for the Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Tell us about your job and what you do:

I supervise the Logistics Readiness Center-Daegu, Maintenance Division. I am responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, managing, and reviewing non-tactical vehicle maintenance, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade’s tactical equipment, and U.S. Army Garrison-Daegu equipment maintenance operations, and vehicle maintenance for tenant unit customers in Area IV, South Korea.

How long have you been in this position?

Six months.

What other duties are you responsible for?

I also serve as the SHARP Ambassador for LRC-Daegu.

What are some of your accomplishments while at LRC-Daegu:

I provide guidance and mentorship to the USAG-Daegu to improve their Command Maintenance Discipline Program and Master Driver’s training program, which increased the readiness level of their equipment and equipment operators. I have also enhanced vehicle dispatch procedures by implementing the G-Army dispatching system and providing training for the Quality Assurance Inspectors.

What is the best thing about working at LRC-Daegu:

The local national team cohesion and working relationships between U.S. and Korean personnel are second to none compared to the other organizations I have worked for in the past.

What do you do in your free time?

I love to spend quality time with my son riding the all-terrain vehicle, and street motorcycle riding with him as well with other U.S. veterans.