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News | Aug. 13, 2021

DLA Land and Maritime welcomes incoming chief of staff

By Kristin Molinaro DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

Air Force Col. Christopher Tooman officially joined the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime team last week, succeeding departing Navy Capt. Dinis Pimentel as chief of staff for the Central Ohio logistics center. Tooman comes to DLA from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska where he served as the deputy commander for the 715th Air Mobility Operations Group providing forward-deployed command and control, aerial port and aircraft maintenance support to Department of Defense organic and contracted commercial aircraft executing airlift and air refueling missions.

Tooman will serve as the principal military advisor to the DLA Land and Maritime commander and deputy commander on operations and readiness matters. In this role, he’ll help lead more than 2,500 joint military and civilian professionals in delivering repair parts to all military services at 37 worldwide locations to include three DLA Depot Level Reparable detachments, four detachments supporting U.S. Naval Shipyards and at deployed units. DLA Land and Maritime’s core functions include purchasing materiel, monitoring inventory levels, maintaining technical data and assuring quality conformance of approximately two million spare and repair parts used by more than 19,000 military units and federal and civilian agencies.  

Tooman’s previous assignments include command positions with the 442nd Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron in Kandahar, Afghanistan; 361st Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; and 8th Maintenance and Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons at Kunsan Air Force Base in the Republic of Korea.

Tooman is a graduate of the Officer Training School where he earned a commission in 2000 and serving more than 11 years as an enlisted maintainer. He’s a career aircraft maintenance officer and has held a variety of positions supporting E-3, MQ-1, A-10, F-16 and AFSOC aircraft in addition to deployments in support of Operations Restore, Hope, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.