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News | Aug. 19, 2015

DLA Distribution hosts U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Commander

By Brianne M. Bender DLA Distribution Public Affairs

To discuss the current and future relationship between Defense Logistics Agency Distribution and the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, DLA Distribution hosted Army Maj. Gen. Gwendolyn Bingham, commander of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, August 13.

The TACOM LCMC integrates Army acquisition, logistics, and technology responsibilities, authorities, and processes to enable a closer relationship among all its partner organizations that develop, acquire, and sustain the capabilities provided by ground and soldier systems around the world. Their mission is to provide and sustain mobility, lethality, and survivability for soldiers, other services, and our Allies through ground combat, automotive, marine and armaments technologies.

Known as the Three C General, Bingham insists “we cannot over communicate,” driving home to her employees the importance of “communicating, coordinating and collaborating.”

Receiving an overall DLA Distribution command brief with a focus on Army support, Bingham learned how DLA Distribution’s expeditionary team enables combatant commander distribution requirements that cannot be supported from the organization’s fixed based network of distribution centers, and supports the full range of military operations from humanitarian assistance/disaster recovery to major theater wars. 

“Kudos to what DLA Distribution brings to the fight,” said Bingham. “Together, we need to continue to build on our successes.”

Following the briefing, Bingham visited DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa.’s Eastern Distribution Center, the largest distribution center within the Department of Defense.  There, she viewed the Consolidation and Containerization Point, the Storage, Retrieval and Sortation System and the Outloading Operations.

“Our customers are pleased with the support DLA and TACOM are providing,” Bingham commented.