Brad Bunn, Defense Logistics Agency vice director, visited DLA Troop Support in Philadelphia on Nov. 15, 2022, to gain insight onto Troop Support’s outlook for fiscal 2023.
At the start of the meeting with various Troop Support leaders, Bunn highlighted the importance of Troop Support’s ability to meet new challenges.
“When you think about what could potentially occur there in the fight, we need to be ready for Troop Support to be front and center in in terms of the need to set conditions for success,” said Bunn. “There’s a lot of work ahead of us.”
To meet the needs of combatant commands in the Indo-Pacific and in the greater global presence of the US, Troop Support has been working to continue its commitment to deliver optimal global supply chain solutions.
“We are all about delivering materiel solutions to the warfighter,” said Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, DLA Troop Support commander. “We have to enhance our programs, identify and mitigate strategic risks from the opposing forces around the world and also from our competitors.”
Over the course of his visit, Bunn was introduced to some of Troop Support’s next steps for fiscal 2023. As the agency moves towards reorienting itself as it comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shirley highlighted Troop Support’s effort to sustain its business going forward.
“We are truly moving out on a robust engagement strategy in the industry,” said Shirley. “Our supply chain representatives are now back out in the field talking to the different services to understand their requirements so that we can offer materiel services.”
There are more than 2100 people at Troop Support and gross sales exceeded $19 billion in fiscal 2022. Current Troop Support financial obligations for fiscal 2023 are $19.28 billion.