DIA employee Dorotea Ann Quarles (Tia) Oakley passed away on 10 October, 2016. Tia joined the Agency in 1989 as a protocol officer and, in 2003, she transferred to the Directorate for Analysis (DI) where she worked protocol issues and later became the program manager for DI awards. Tia was known to all who worked with her as a dedicated professional with tremendous attention to detail. As the program manager for awards in the DI, Tia took on the many tasks in the process: ensuring awards were submitted on time, packages were properly completed and in compliance with OHR guidance. She also ensured every detail was correct, from the proper spelling of names on certificates to escorts for family members attending the awards ceremony. Tia exhibited dedication to service and country every day and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Friday, October 14, at Riverdale Baptist Church, 1133 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Tia is survived by her sons, James (Jay), Jordan, and Justin, and her husband Mr. James Oakley.
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