DLA News Archive

Tag: change of command ceremony

June 4, 2024

DLA Distribution bids farewell to Rear Adm. Chase, welcomes Rear Adm. York

Navy Rear Adm. Grafton D. Chase, Jr., relinquished command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution to Navy Rear Adm. Michael A. York, during a change of command ceremony Friday, May 31. Army Lt. Gen. Mark Simerly, director, Defense Logistics Agency, officiated the ceremony.

Aug. 19, 2021

Winds of change blow in Oklahoma City

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Oklahoma City has a new leader. Air Force Col. James Malec relinquished command to Air Force Col. Jason Kalin during a change of command ceremony held at the Tinker Event Center on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 13.

June 21, 2021

DLA Europe and Africa welcomes new commander

Departing DLA Europe & Africa commander Army Col. Krista Hoffman relinquished command to Army Col. Faith Chamberlain in a virtual ceremony June 14.

June 17, 2021

Olmstead departs DLA Distribution Red River and Huertas takes command

Puerto Rican native Army Lt. Col. Sonia I. Huertas took command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, from outgoing commander Army Lt. Col. Seth M. Olmstead in a change of command ceremony June 18.

Jan. 15, 2021

Leadership change at DLA Support Team Kuwait – Distribution’s Rozzell accomplishments lauded

Navy Cmdr. Mark Rozzell relinquished command of Defense Logistics Agency Support Team-Kuwait to Navy Cmdr. Chris Thompson in a virtual change of command ceremony Dec. 10.

Dec. 9, 2020

Peth departs DLA Distribution Bahrain and Dillon takes command

Ohio native Navy Cmdr. Jeretta “Jetta” Dillon took command of DLA Distribution Bahrain from outgoing commander Navy Cmdr. Joseph H. Peth in a change of command ceremony held Dec. 9.

June 16, 2020

Agency leaders host virtual DLA Indo-Pacific command ceremony via video

During DLA Indo-Pacific's June 12 change of command ceremony, Navy Capt. Kristin Acquavella used video to incorporate personal messages of appreciation for the DLA Indo-Pacific team from herself and other agency leaders.

June 5, 2020

Leadership changes via virtual ceremony at DLA Distribution San Diego

In a virtual ceremony signifying a change of leadership at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, California, Navy Capt. Jerome White passed the helm to Navy Capt. Kerri Yarbrough June 5. DLA Distribution Commanding Officer, Navy Rear Adm. Kevin Jones, presided over the ceremony via video teleconference link from DLA Distribution Headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

June 18, 2019

McGovern assumes command of DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas

In a change of command ceremony on June 18, Army Lt. Col. Justin McGovern assumed command of DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas.“As one great leader departs, another arrives to take the helm,” said Navy Rear Admiral Kevin M. Jones, commander DLA Distribution. “Only the best are nominated to serve as joint commanders at our distribution

Aug. 29, 2018

DLA Aviation - Jacksonville gets new commander

Leadership at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation - Jacksonville changed hands during a formal change of command ceremony in Ceremonial Hangar 117 on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, Aug. 23, 2018.