DLA Distribution Puget Sound, Wash.
Michael D. Krisman, CDR, SC, USN, Commander
DLA Distribution Puget Sound, Wash., is located in
Bremerton, Wash., in the northwest portion of the state. Puget Sound is a
tenant command on Naval Base Kitsap and located next to Puget Sound Naval
Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility and several other Navy
activities. The distribution center is situated on the Sinclair inlet; part of
the Puget Sound to the west of Seattle and northwest of Tacoma. Both Seattle
and Tacoma are located just across Puget Sound and within fifty miles as are
other major Department of Defense activities such as Joint Base Lewis McChord
(Army/Air Force). Airline passenger and cargo service is provided by Sea-Tac
International Airport which is situated between Seattle and Tacoma. Over ocean
cargo service is provided through the Port of Tacoma.
DLA Distribution Puget Sound evolved from the Physical
Distribution Department of what was then known as the Naval Supply Center Puget
Sound in March of 1992 when the mission was transferred from the Navy to the
Defense Logistics Agency under the Defense Management Review Decision 902. Further
growth took place during the transfer of Storage and Distribution functions
from DLA Land and Maritime to DLA Distribution in October 2013.
Serving as a forward distribution point for DLA and
Service-owned material, Puget Sound has more than 180,000 line items valued at
more than $860 million stored in warehouses and various open air storage
locations across three geographically separate locations at Bremerton, Bangor
and Everett, Wash.
Puget Sound supports primarily local, but also worldwide
customers. The center is able to provide immediate support to industrial and
war fighting customers, as well as, to disaster relief efforts. Direct support
is provided for the various home-ported and transient ships in the Pacific
Northwest, including air craft carriers, submarines and supply ships.
Puget Sound is the U. S. Navy's second largest shipyard
and intermediate repair facility and the only one of its kind on the West
coast. Our employees receive and ship materiel consisting of a variety of
products, ranging from 200,000 pound ships propulsion shafts to miniature
electronic components and support manpower requirements in Washington, San
Diego, Guam and Japan. The distribution center is best known for its Nuclear
Propulsion and Submarine materiel support. The work is often fast-paced with
Puget Sound serving as the support center for ships preparing for deployment to
various areas of the Pacific and Middle East.