News | June 1, 2017

Morse recognized for achievements as commander of Pearl Harbor distribution center

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Navy Supply Corps Cmdr. Troy C. Morse has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his achievements while serving as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

DLA Distribution, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, provides physical distribution support for Naval ships and major industrial/shore commands, as well as transiting battle groups; the Army's 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks; 3rd Marines, MCBH at Kaneohe; and the 15th Air Base Wing at Hickam.  The site contains the largest preservation and packing facility on the island, providing support to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, as well as other Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army activities. Large items such as ship propellers, periscopes, gears and shafts are specially packed and crated for storage or shipment by the DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, professionals.

Audit readiness has been a main focus for DLA Distribution for the past several years.  Under Morse’s leadership, DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor was recognized as number one out of nine distribution centers tested during the Fiscal Year 15 inventory audit. He established a culture of audit readiness by expanding Quality Control programs to include senior leader involvement and consistent cross-functional checks.

He provided oversight of over 35,000 National Stock Numbers valued at more than $200 million, and regularly exceeded DLA inventory accuracy, location accuracy and denial rate goals.

Morse also led the planning and execution of distribution operations for the two largest Rim of the Pacific exercises held to date. These exercises involved logistics support to 23 participating nations, 55 afloat vessels, over 200 airframes, and 25,000 service members - all while maintaining support to local customers.

He employed over 80 reservists, who not only helped maintain high levels of support, but also contributed to the operational readiness of the Distribution network because of the cross-functional training they received.

Under Morse’s leadership, the distribution underwent the transition of Storage and Distribution functions from Disposition Services to Distribution as part of the D2 initiative. The effort involved the transition of nine government employees and was accomplished with no service interruption to customers on the island.

Furthermore, he led additional Continuous Process Improvement efforts to streamline the receiving process, increasing the efficiency of material throughput.

He also oversaw the development of standard operating procedures in retail operations supporting the Naval Shipyard, resulting in an immediate improvement in process compliance, inventory control, and quality assurance.

Morse will retire from the United States Navy following 20 years of service during a June 2 ceremony.