TRACY, Calif. –
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin’s former commanding officer Marine Brig. Gen. Keith D. Reventlow; DLA Distribution Commanding General, recently visited the San Joaquin team July 29. He met with the distribution center’s commanding officer Marine Col. Tiffany Harris and key senior staff members to discuss various initiatives to improve and sustain Warfighter materiel readiness and see first-hand the improvements around the installation.
The commanding general enjoyed his day with the San Joaquin team. “It’s good to be back here at DDJC and thank you all for what you do,” commented Reventlow.
Harris started the visit with a Command Overview presentation and leadership discussions. Some key topics covered were mission specific, F-35 program, wildfire support and Whole of Government Initiatives in support of COVID-19; specifically Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs personal protective equipment materiel and COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits stored and shipped from the installation.
Prior to the walking tour, he was given a windshield tour of the installation highlighting new projects. He had the opportunity to see the new walking track/softball field, receive an update on the access control point project for the new entrance to the installation and the new wood packaging material remediation heat chamber.
The first stop of the walking tour was the F-35 North American Regional Warehouse. The operation provides infrastructure, labor, equipment, and security for the F-35 mission. The team is responsible for inducting, storing, and shipping these critical F-35 parts to its customers.
Next, he stopped at Less than Truckload Receiving, 3DU and Northwest Research at Warehouse 57. 3DU is consolidated materiel for non-Consolidation and Containerization Point (CCP) customers located in USINDOPACOM; and Northwest Research materiel is frustrated freight from the FedEx hub.
Upon completion, the commanding general was given a voice pick technology demonstration at warehouse 16. The Voice Pick system provides a paperless pick, which does not use any visual technology and provides voice cues to a picker and receives voice responses from the picker. Following the demonstration, he had the opportunity to visit the Wildland Fire mission, COVID-19 Rapid Test kits storage and view the suspended stock in Warehouse 21.
Next was the walk-thru of the Unitized Group Ration (UGR) mission. The distribution center is the sole DoD provider of UGR-Heat and Serve and UGR-M meals. The San Joaquin team assembles these meals for the services and specifically assembles the UGR-M for the U.S. Marine Corps.
The last stop was the CCP. The CCP is the Strategic Distribution Platform for the USINDOPACOM area of responsibility. Reventlow had the opportunity to see the CCP re-design layout which will improve cross dock operations, increase processing capability by 50% and effectively optimize cube utilization for seavan transport to customers in the Pacific.
“It was great to have Brig. Gen. Reventlow back at DDJC again. Team DDJC has accomplished so much throughout time,” said Harris. “We have had many changes since he last visited, and all the managers and employees were eager to showcase their accomplishments of the past few years.”
Along the tour route, the commanding general had the opportunity to present his coin to deserving employees who went above and beyond in their duties. Coin recipients included Elijah Davis, Inventory Division; Jerel Ballesteros, Program Support Office; Devin Cooper, F-35 program; Diana Kotta, Mission Group; Gary Jakubisn, AMHS Maintenance; Cathy DeGrace, Base Supply; Jeffrey Hughes, URGs; and Gerald Aguilar, CCP.