DLA Distribution News

Archive: 2016

July 26, 2016

Anniston’s Stephens receives Global Distribution Excellence: Inventory Management Civilian Manager of the Year

Sandra Stephens, supply technician at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Ala., has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Inventory Management Civilian of the Year award for her knowledge and technical expertise within the Inventory Action Team.

July 25, 2016

Laskodi makes inaugural visit to Anniston distribution center

On July 13-14, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi made his inaugural visit to DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., to meet employees, discuss small arms operations, and see the distribution center’s wall-to-wall weapons inventory in action.

July 22, 2016

Guam builds resiliency through new resume writing skills

Members of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Guam, Marianas, Continuing Government Activity recently attended a job resume skills class that was offered by Navy Base Guam’s Fleet and Family Service.

July 21, 2016

Distribution’s Ballesteros one of DLA’s first recognized by Navy advancement program

On July 1, Christopher Ballesteros officially became one of DLA’s first Sailors recognized by the Navy’s Meritorious Advancement Program, or MAP.

July 20, 2016

Defense Distribution Center: Continually transforming to meet customer needs

There is no doubt that audit readiness and process excellence are top priorities for DLA Distribution. Continuous process improvement is the hub of process excellence. As a result, the Defense Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., installation has transformed over the years as the needs of the warfighters have changed.

July 19, 2016

Distribution’s aide-de-camp receives Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Army Capt. Michael Thomas, aide-de-camp to the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander, was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his skillful planning and management of the General’s day-to-day mission requirements.

July 18, 2016

DLA’s senior enlisted advisor visits Distribution San Diego command staff

Defense Logistics Agency’s Army Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tobin visited DLA Distribution San Diego, Calif., on July 6 to meet with site commander, Navy Capt. John Soracco and the command staff.

July 15, 2016

Former San Joaquin deputy to be inducted into DLA Hall of Fame

David C. Ennis, former deputy commander at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., will be one of the newest inductees to the DLA Hall of Fame in honor of his 39 years of exceptional service.

July 14, 2016

Norfolk commander addresses new NJROTC graduates

Representing five Norfolk area high schools, 125 students recently graduated from Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Basic Leadership Training, where they learned character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity.

July 13, 2016

San Joaquin deputy retires after 45 years of Federal service

DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif.’s deputy commander has retired after 45 years of Federal service. In honor of his dedication to the organization, Paul Balash III received the DLA Exceptional Civilian Service Award.

July 12, 2016

Distribution’s Diggs graduates from Martin Luther King Leadership Development Institute with top honors

Deneen L.M. Diggs, chief of Missions and Manpower within DLA Distribution’s J9 Expeditionary Logistics, graduated salutatorian from the Martin Luther King Leadership Development Institute of Harrisburg, Pa., on June 26.

July 11, 2016

Miller named Susquehanna’s Employee of the Week

Ryan Miller, a materials examiner and identifier in the Preservation, Packaging, Packing and Marking division of DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., has been named Employee of the week for the week of July 4 to 8.

July 11, 2016

Former Distribution mapping commander selected for promotion to rear admiral lower half

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently announced that Navy Capt. John T. Palmer, former commander of DLA Distribution Mapping, has been nominated for promotion to the rank of Rear Adm.

July 8, 2016

Foreign officers' course visits DLA Distribution for lesson on DoD logistics

On July 6, students in the Navy Supply Corps School’s International Leadership Executive Advanced Development course visited the Department of Defense’s largest distribution center to learn how DoD does global logistics.

July 7, 2016

Former Current Operations deputy receives Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Former DLA Distribution Current Operations deputy director Army Col. Michael C. Lopez was recognized with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his three years of service to the organization.