Aretha Battle

Aretha BattleTitle: Chief of Material

Company: Center for Disease Control

Location: Blythewood, SC, United States

BLYTHEWOOD, SC, October 5, 2012 | Aretha Battle, an expert in procurement and supply chain management, proficiently, diligently and assiduously serves the Center for Disease Control. In her current capacity, Ms. Battle is in charge of planning and procuring government requirements, and of supervising employees and team leaders. Honored by her professional peers as an award-winning achiever, Ms. Battle strives for excellence in her endeavors; she is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award, and a nominee of the Legion of Merit Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Bronze Star Medal. She feels that the most rewarding aspect of her career is that she has been afforded the opportunity to master every facet of the supply chain management process. She prides herself in having a keen understanding of these practices—from the program management phase to the procurement phase, then to the logistics and sustainment phase to the disposal, reutilization and reverse logistics phase, she has developed a heightened sense of awareness. Ms. Battle supports a real-life mission as the chief of material, whereas the supplies that she manages will be used in the early stages of an ill-defined threat. She is the first line of defense to the homeland, when it comes to an ill-defined threat. Ms. Battle manages an inventory valued at over $5 billion. She is Level II Certified in Government Contracting, Level III Certified as a Contracting Officer Representative, and she has an International Supply Chain Management Certificate. When offering advice to others that are looking to become successful in her field, Ms. Battle says: “Stay abreast of all of the changes that occur within the supply chain management industry, and get certified.”

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