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News | July 8, 2016

Foreign officers' course visits DLA Distribution for lesson on DoD logistics

By Emily Tsambiras DLA Distribution Public Affairs

On July 6, students in the Navy Supply Corps School’s International Leadership Executive Advanced Development course visited the Department of Defense’s largest distribution center to learn how DoD does global logistics.

Military officers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey received an overview of how DLA’s 24 distribution centers store and distribute supplies to troops, foreign military allies and government agencies worldwide.  

To see how the distribution process works, the group visited DLA Distribution Susquehanna’s Eastern Distribution Center, the largest warehouse in DoD. They toured the receiving, processing, storage, retrieval and outloading operations, where they saw the supply chain in action. 

Students in the nine-week course, sponsored by the Naval Supply Systems Command, regularly visit as part of a DLA Distribution program to give foreign and U.S. service members a firsthand look at DoD logistics and an understanding of DLA’s global distribution support.