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News | Oct. 7, 2022

Army Security Force Assistance Brigades battlefield tour includes stop in Richmond

By Leon Moore, Public Affairs Specialist DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

Close to 20 members of the Army’s 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade, based out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, received an in-depth briefing on the specifics of how Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate’s Army Customer Facing Division supports the unit’s mission.

The briefing took place in the DLA Aviation Operation Center Bldg. 46 on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia Sept. 19. The Brigade heard from Army Col. Darren Buss, chief of the Army Customer Facing Division, as well as other division leaders.

The Brigade’s mission is to organize, train, advise, and support foreign security forces in coordination with joint, interagency, and multinational forces to improve partner capability and capacity and facilitate achievement of U.S. strategic objectives.

“2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade visited DLA in order to learn more about how Strategic enablers can tie into their mission of supporting our Allied Nations in Africa,” said Army Maj. Timothy Fitzgerald, operations and deputy military officer for DLA Aviation’s Customer Operations Directorate’s Army Customer Facing Division. “They specifically focused on foreign military sales while learning how DLA supports Army units across the globe.”

Army Maj. Michael Mason is the Brigade’s executive officer. He said the visit was set up following the guidance set forth by the Chief of Staff of the Army’s desire to incorporate past lessons learned including the use of all sustainment capabilities available to maximize costs savings, which includes the utilization of DLA provided supplies and services.

Also included in the tour, members of the brigade visited Ft. Lee and Ft. Eustis, Virginia. These individuals are scheduled to deploy to United States Africa Command’s area of operations in 2023.