News: Changing uniforms
Story by Jo Adail Stephenson
DALLAS - Defense Contract Management Agency Dallas quality assurance specialist Parasha Vincent is used to working in a uniform.
For 20 years, he donned an Army uniform. These days, he suits up in his protective coveralls to perform part of his quality assurance work on Black Hawk aircraft assemblies.
Vincent may have changed uniforms but the commitment to fellow warfighters hasn’t changed.
“DCMA is committed to supporting our warfighters to ensure they get the products and services they need,” he said.
Vincent plans and executes contractor surveillance based on risk of manufacturing processes to complete total build of aircraft parts and assemblies.
“In addition, I ensure parts are built to specifications prior to acceptance of products, on behalf of the government, for government service organizations such as the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines,” he said.
Vincent performs his quality assurance at Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division, as part of the Black Hawk program. DCMA has been involved with the program since 2005.
The Black Hawk is a utility tactical transport helicopter used by the Army. Its mission is to provide air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation, command and control and special operations support to combat and stability and support operations.
“DCMA ensures the buying activities are getting the products in accordance with the buying activities’ needs,” Vincent said.
When it comes to commitment in support of the warfighter and the customer, Vincent’s supervisor, Mary Deary, said, “Mr. Vincent and the DCMA quality assurance team devote countless hours, energy and support to ensure customer needs are identified and met. They have done an exceptional job in meeting the customer’s and agency’s objectives.”