DLA Logistics Operations (J3) is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain management of the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) nine supply chains, providing logistics and materiel process management policy, guidance, and oversight while conducting continuous assessments of supply chain performance.  J3 integrates strategic, operational, and tactical perspectives, command and control functions for contingency operations, and adaptive planning in order to influence the logistics supply chain. J3 is the principal planner for DLA business operations, championing best business practices, Enterprise Business Systems (EBS), and value-added logistics solutions for the warfighter.  J3 oversees Operational Contract Support (OCS) and the daily operation of the Major Subordinate Command (MSC), and engages DLA HQ Directorates and MSCs to gather and interpret customer requirements for the Agency.  


In support of customers around the world, J3 serves to maximize readiness and logistics combat power by leveraging enterprise solutions.  To fulfill this mission, organizational elements aligned under the J3 include Operations and Sustainment (J31), the Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office (JCASO) (J32), Logistics Policy and Strategic Programs (J34), the Nuclear Enterprise Support Office (J310), and the Business Management Office.



DLA Logistics Operations News

First-ever DLA Industry Day helps agency promote key SECDEF priorities
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams speaks to participants at DLA Industry Day, Sept. 19, 2018, where he emphasized the need for increased collaboration between DLA and industry to increase readiness. Photo by Teodora Mocanu
Sept. 25, 2018 - DLA's inaugural DLA Industry Day Sept. 19 took concrete steps to push the agency and its industry partners to make greater strides in promoting the key priorities set by the secretary of defense: improved readiness, strengthened partnerships and better business practices.

DLA HQ Army National Account Managers visit DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Army National Account Managers from Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency are briefed on the operations of the Eastern Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, September 6, 2018. (Photo by Diana Dawa, Distribution Public Affairs)
Sept. 24, 2018 - Army National Account Managers from Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency paid a visit to DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, September 6, 2018.

DLA Distribution supports Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams and Navy Rear Adm. Kevin Jones, commander, DLA Distribution, visit with Army Corps of Engineers representatives at Fort AP Hill, Virginia. (Photo provided by Fort AP Hill Public Affairs)
Sept. 18, 2018 - With the news that Hurricane Florence, a predicted Category 4 hurricane, was fast approaching the United States eastern shore, notably North and South Carolina, DLA Distribution team members were prepositioned and fully prepared to assist FEMA and the U.S. Northern Command with recovery efforts.

A Conversation with ... David Kless
David Kless, DLA executive director for operations.
Sept. 1, 2018 - DLA’s executive director for operations discusses the agency’s increasing global mission supporting the military services and other federal agencies.

Newsletter offers latest DLA R&D news
The latest R&D news from DLA is a click away, in The Innovator newsletter. (Graphic by Paul Crank)
Aug. 10, 2018 - The July-August issue of The Innovator newsletter is now available, with articles and information on DLA Research and Development projects, updates and upcoming events and activities.