NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. –
Navy Capt. Douglas MacKenzie, commanding officer of Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center in Sigonella, Italy, visited Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe in Germersheim, Germany, March 7. Army Lt. Col. Katie Dlugosz, and her leadership team provided a warehouse tour for MacKenzie and Navy Cmdr. Treven Feleciano, FLCSI operational officer, demonstrating the expanded support DDDE is providing to ships in Crombie, Scotland, operating in the area known as the “High North.” The tour was followed by a synchronization meeting to help ensure timely support to Crombie.
The goal of both initiatives is to reduce the logistics response time to the High North. MacKenzie gave an overview of anticipated naval expansion in the High North and impact to DDDE and the NAVSUP support units based in Crombie.
Recent changes by Distribution Headquarters’ future plans and NAVSUP to system’s sourcing logic allows some order fulfillment to be performed at DDDE, instead of traditional Navy centric depots that are further away from the warfighter. Separately, air transshipments for ships operating out of Crombie have now been routed to DDDE via the aerial port at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
MacKenzie thanked the team for their work to date and anticipated efforts with DDDE to reduce LRT going forward. He gave every member of Dlugosz’s briefing team a coin in recognition of their support.