DISA participates in ‘Taking the Pentagon to the People’

By Damien Terry 
Diversity Office
June 6, 2022 

The Defense Information Systems Agency participated in Taking the Pentagon to the People last month. The event was hosted by Central State University in Ohio in collaboration with the Department of Defense’s Diversity Management Operation Center. There were over 200 attendees including students, faculty and staff.

Taking the Pentagon to the People is a Department of Defense event series at universities across the country that provides information on various DOD services, career opportunities for students and recent graduates, and tips to apply. DISA’s participation assists with raising awareness that DISA is an employer of choice.

 Official portrait of Tyrone Hurley Jr.
Official portrait of Tyrone Hurley Jr. (DOD photo by the Defense Information Systems Agency Office of Strategic Communication and Public Affairs)

DISA Information Systems Security Manager Tyrone Hurley Jr., Workforce Services and Development Directorate, Program Accreditation, led a session on navigating DOD in a virtual environment which included an overview of DISA and its career opportunities for students and professionals.

Hurley joined a host of DOD representatives who highlighted some of their current and future initiatives in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, language, business, education, and many other mission-critical fields. Speakers were from the:


• Air Force Personnel Center
• DOD SMART Scholarship Program
• Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion
• Defense Information Systems Agency
• Defense Logistics Agency
• Department of the Navy
• Institute of International Education (Boren Awards)
• National Guard Bureau
• Minority Leaders Research and Collaboration Program
• Air Force
• Army
• Army Materiel Command
• Marines

The event also included:

• Honorable Gilbert Cisneros Jr., under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness
• Dr. Jack Thomas, president, Central State University
• Clarence A. Johnson, director, Diversity Management Operations Center in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Defense Human Resource Activity
• Daniel Hester, director, Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service Defense Human Resources Activity, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
• Charmane Johnson, associate director, Equal Employment Opportunity, Special Emphasis Programs and Outreach Directorate, DOD, Diversity Management Operations Center
• Dr. Dietra Trent, executive director, White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
• Barbara McQuiston, director, Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology

Read more about Taking the Pentagon to the People. Supporting opportunities like this help raise awareness of DISA and its career opportunities.

Visit DISA’s careers page for information on upcoming recruiting events and employment opportunities.

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