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News | June 28, 2019

Chaplain Wichman visits Distribution Headquarters

By Brianne M. Bender, DLA Distribution Command Affairs

DLA Chaplain Army Col. Robert Wichman visited the New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Distribution headquarters April 3.

Wichman sat down with DLA Distribution Deputy Chief of Staff, Stacy Umstead, who provided him with an organizational overview of the global network of 24 distribution centers—explaining the process of receiving, storing and distributing supplies to troops, foreign military allies and intergovernmental partners.

Additionally, Wichman met with Distribution Commanding Officer Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones, taking the opportunity to introduce himself and discuss how he can support Distribution in the future.

Before visiting headquarters, Wichman toured DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania’s, Eastern Distribution Center to view the process of shipments of palm crosses, purchased by Troop Support for Palm Sunday services around the globe.

Reflecting on the visit, Umstead said, “I appreciate Chaplain Wichman visiting the organization. His visit allowed us to show him how various commodities that he touches upon move through our organization and on to the customer.”