Primary Level Field Activities

DLA's Primary Level Field Activities on a map


DLA Aviation is the aviation demand and supply manager for Defense Logistics Agency with more than 3,500 civilian and military personnel in 18 locations across the United States supporting more than 1,900 weapon systems.


DLA Distribution is the leading provider of global distribution support to America's military and other federal agencies and it is comprised of more than 10,000 military and civilian employees. Located in 9 countries and 17 states and territories, we deliver best-value supply chain solutions, including receiving, storing and issuing supplies to increase warfighter readiness. DLA Distribution's tailored logistics support packages allow flexibility and cost-effective options aimed at exceeding performance standards while maintaining audit readiness.

Disposition Services

DLA Disposition Services disposes of excess property received from the military services. The inventory changes daily and includes thousands of items: from air conditioners to vehicles, clothing to computers, and much more. That property is first offered for reutilization within the Department of Defense, transfer to other federal agencies, or donation to state and local governments and other qualified organizations.


With a history that spans more than 70 years dating back to World War II, Defense Logistics Agency Energy provides the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Land and Maritime

DLA Land and Maritime is a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency with over 2,500 employees in 37 locations around the world. Headquartered on Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio, it manages 1.9 million items, and supports more than 17,600 customers throughout the military services, civil agencies and other DoD organizations. DLA Land and Maritime awards over 651,000 contracts annually, supports nearly 1,900 weapon systems, and handles more than 9 million orders annually, with annual sales topping $3 billion.

Troop Support

DLA Troop Support provides effective and efficient global solutions to our warfighters and other valued customers. We deliver the right solution on time, every time through our five supply chains: Subsistence, Clothing & Textiles, Construction & Equipment, Medical and Industrial Hardware.