DVIDS – News – After 36 years away from Germany, the new LRC director is back to support the Stuttgart community


Name: Chanten Violette

Job Title: Director

Assigned: Stuttgart Logistics Readiness Center, 405th Army Field Support Brigade

Location: Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart, Germany

Experience: I have been the Director of LRC-Stuttgart for almost 60 days. Prior to coming to LRC Stuttgart, I was assigned to the Pentagon as the audit team leader for the G4 Logistics Directorate for nearly three years, but during that time I was deployed in Afghanistan for six months and in Kuwait for two months, working with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade as its Logistics Task Force Officer in Charge. Prior to that, I was stationed in Vicenza, Italy for nearly four years. I first worked at the 509th Signal Battalion as the chief of logistics, and during that time I was deployed to Afghanistan for about nine months as the garrison manager for Forward Operating Base Fenty , Gamberi and Lightning. My last position in Italy was as Head of Plans and Operations for LRC Italy.
Other Service: I served as an active duty private in the Army from November 1982 to June 1989. I completed my active duty service as a sergeant and communications center team leader.

Hometown: Cocoa, Florida

Family: My son, Justin, is a Technical Sergeant in the Air Force and stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He is 33 years old. My daughter, Kaetlyn, is 30 years old. At the moment Kaetlyn is at home caring for Amelia Chanteen, my 10 month old granddaughter, but she worked in community relations for Hospice before becoming a new mum.

Q: Can you explain what your duties are as Director of LRC Stuttgart, 405th AFSB?

A: LRC Stuttgart provides basic logistics for the US Army Garrison Stuttgart community. I have three division heads – transport, supply and services, and plans and operations – so as director of LRC Stuttgart I have the luxury of focusing on the human side of the LRC Stuttgart team in order to create a more coherent and efficient organization.

Q: Why is the LRC Stuttgart mission so important?

A: The logistics mission as a whole, across the entire army, means making sure our fighters have what they need, when they need it and where they need it. For an LRC, we have an additional responsibility. We don’t just support fighters, we support fighters’ families. By taking care of their families, it allows combatants to focus on their mission, knowing that their families are well cared for, safe and have everything they need – whether it’s receiving their household goods quickly and in good condition or get their US Army driver in Europe. license quickly so that they can drive and be more independent, for example.

Q: What do you like about your job and what motivates you?

A: I have already reached retirement age and can do so at any time. But for me, as a career logistician – my BA is in logistics and my MSc is in public procurement – ​​this job at LRC Stuttgart is the pinnacle of my career, so I really like this opportunity to serve as a manager. I was a soldier stationed at Krabbenloch Kaserne in Ludwigsburg, Germany for two years in the 80s, so it’s fun to finally come back 36 years later. I really enjoy my job here and the people I work with and serve. When I leave in three to five years, my goal is to make some positive changes at LRC Stuttgart and leave it a little better than it was when I arrived.

LRC-Stuttgart and 405th AFSB: LRC Stuttgart is one of seven LRCs under the command and control of the 405th AFSB. LRCs perform facility logistics support and services to include supply, transportation and food service management as well as apparel distribution facility operations, hazardous materials management, personal property and items household, passenger travel, management of non-tactical vehicles and garrison equipment, and property book operations. When it comes to providing day-to-day installation services, LRC Stuttgart directs, manages and coordinates a variety of operations and activities in support of USAG Stuttgart. LRC Stuttgart reports to the 405th AFSB, which is assigned to the US Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, US Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides material support to U.S. forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater support logistics; synchronize acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging the U.S. Army Materiel Command Materiel Enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official website at www.afsbeurope.army.mil and the official Facebook site at www.facebook.com/405thAFSB.

Date taken: 04.07.2022
Date posted: 04.07.2022 05:56
Story ID: 418007

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