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News | Sept. 9, 2022

DLA leaders visit DLA Indo-Pacific operations in Pearl Harbor

By DLA Indo-Pacific

Defense Logistics Agency senior leaders received updates on DLA Indo-Pacific operations while touring agency facilities and meeting local employees August 22-26 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The group included DLA Vice Director Brad Bunn; Ruth Vetter, director of DLA General Counsel; Air Force Brig. Gen. Jimmy Canlas, commander of DLA Energy; and David Kless, DLA Energy deputy commander. They met with representatives from DLA Installation Management, DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor, DLA Disposition Services Pearl Harbor and DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor.

Navy Capt. Patrick Blake, DLA Indo-Pacific regional commander, provided an overview of the current theater posture, anticipated changes in future posture and an overview of DLA capabilities in the theater.

A tour of the Maersk Peary, one of three ships contracted by the Military Sealift Command that can conduct underway refueling operations and transfer cargo to other vessels at sea, provided details on how the ships benefit DLA and Navy operations.

A progress report on the consolidation of operations and planning efforts within the DLA Indo-Pacific compound at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was delivered by John Hamilton, site director for DLA Installation Management Indo-Pacific.

Navy Cmdr. Sean Moody, DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor commanding officer, provided a tour of the Central Receiving, Material Processing Center and Theater Consolidation and Shipping Point. Discussions included DDPH support to the Rim of the Pacific exercise, Pearl Harbor’s historic infrastructure and retail support to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

During a walking tour of DLA Disposition Services Pearl Harbor, hosted by Faron Cordrey, DLA Disposition Services Pacific director, Bunn learned about local operations and met with DLA employees.  

Navy Cmdr. Kara Langford, DLA Maritime Pearl Harbor officer-in-charge, also led a discussion with DLA Headquarters and DLA Indo-Pacific leaders on ordering system issues at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Bunn toured the Controlled Industrial Area to see submarines in different stages of maintenance, as well.