Marshall Dantzler, a Chantilly resident and longtime member of the Centreville-Chantilly Rotary Club, was honored April 21 by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). He was one of three former employees inducted into its Hall of Fame, which recognizes those whose work has had a lasting impact on agricultural statistics and the service NASS provides. According to Centre View, "Dantzler began his career as a student trainee in the South Carolina field office in 1965 and, except for a two-year stint in the Army, he spent the remainder of his 45-year public-service career with NASS – mainly serving field operations. During that time, he recruited and mentored countless NASS leaders, established the first NASS Regional Data Collection Center and guided 46 state statistical offices through many changes." As per Centre View, "Pleased to receive the NASS honor, Dantzler said, “I was most surprised and deeply humbled. My job was all about the people, establishing relationships and mentoring individuals committed to a lifetime career in service to American agriculture.” NASS established the Hall of Fame to recognize former employees whose contributions to the agency and to agricultural statistics transcend time and continue influencing the agency and its staff. These individuals exemplify integrity, honesty and commitment to public service."
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