DLA News Archive

Tag: history

Feb. 26, 2024

Commentary: DLA’s historic, current support covers 14 of 15 executive departments

DLA has long been a whole-of-government provider and has supplied all but one of the nation’s 15 executive departments.

Dec. 26, 2023

Commentary: DLA provides global support in 2023

In most years, events force DLA to focus on one region. Not so in 2023, when actual and potential conflict involved it in six of seven geographic commands.

Dec. 7, 2023

DLA Hall of Fame nominations due Jan. 16

Current and former DLA employees have until Jan. 16 to nominate former employees for the 2024 DLA Hall of Fame.

Dec. 6, 2023

Former DLA Troop Support commander named new DLA director

The U.S. Senate confirmed Army Maj. Gen. Mark Simerly for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and director of DLA Dec. 5 after a 10-month impasse of DOD nominations.

Oct. 23, 2023

Commentary: World War II developmental, formative for first 5 DLA directors

When the Defense Supply Agency became the Defense Logistics Agency in 1977, it marked the end of an era. For a decade and a half, agency directors had based organizational and operational decisions on their World War II experiences.

Aug. 28, 2023

Commentary: DLA’s support for the Abrams as involved, critical as ever

DLA Historian Colin Williams chronicles the agency's long and storied relationship with the Abrams tank, which it helped develop in the 1970s.

June 21, 2023

Commentary: First agency director sketches, foretells growth in commodity management

Before his tour as first director of the Defense Supply Agency ended, Army Lt. Gen. Andrew T. McNamara shared his ideas for improving military logistics with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara.

April 11, 2023

Fiscal 2022 history report details agency’s latest efforts

Rapid response and technology transformation are among themes of DLA's fiscal 2022 historical report published early this month.

March 15, 2023

Commentary: Like ‘M.A.S.H.’ crew, DLA survived scrutiny

In the television series “M.A.S.H.,” an army hospital staff in Korea repeatedly saves itself from being disbanded by last-minute demonstrations of its effectiveness. Like the cast’s performance in the operating room, DLA has proven it manages even ancillary tasks more efficiently than other parts of the federal government.

Dec. 13, 2022

Historical commentary: DLA regains mission balance, responds to crises during 2022

DLA's historian sums up key initiatives throughout the agency during 2022.