Kenneth Pirman, director of theÂ Defense Logistics Agency‘s distribution unit in Sasebo, Japan, is due to retire from his position by the end of 2017.
With his retirement, Pirman concludes 41 years of combined service with the U.S. military and federal government, DLA said Thursday.
He joined the agency in 2000 as a transportation officer for the distribution unit in Corpus Christi, Texas and elevated to the role of operations manager three years later.
Before that, he served asÂ a contractor at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio from 1998 to 2000.
Pirman contributed traffic management work during his tenure as aÂ U.S. Air ForceÂ master sergeant betweenÂ 1974 and 1998.
His DLA career also includes time asÂ deputy commander and transportation and receiving director at DLA Distribution Yokosuka.