News | July 3, 2017

Corpus distribution center announces new deputy

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Jeremy M. Beckwith has been selected as deputy commander, DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas.

In this role, Beckwith is responsible for the primary DoD Rotary Wing Aviation wholesale storage and distribution center with an inventory valued in excess of $3.2 billion, overseeing a $10.5 million operating budget, leading a workforce of 170 dedicated professionals and managing the DLA-operated retail program in support of the Corpus Christi Army Depot. 

Prior to this assignment, he served as the Support Services division chief for DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, a position he had held since May 2012.  As the Support Services chief, he oversaw all support service functions and the inventory branch in support of the distribution center’s Operations Division and provided inventory management, systems support, internal stock positioning, administrative management and material handling system maintenance.  For his efforts as the division chief, he was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award in April 2017.

Beckwith began his civilian career as a United States Army Reserve Command military technician in 1997.  He has worked in numerous logistical positions including maintenance operations at all levels, planning and resources management with an ever-increasing scope of responsibilities.

He began his military career in June of 1992 upon entry to active duty in the U.S. Army as a Light Wheeled Vehicle mechanic.  He transitioned into the U.S. Army Reserve Command in 1995, where he pursued positions of increased responsibility and entered into the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps in 2003.  

Throughout his 25 year career, Beckwith has served nearly 10 years of active duty to include two mobilizations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he led field and sustainment maintenance programs in direct support of combat operations.  

He continues his uniformed service today, attaining the rank of chief warrant officer 4 as a senior maintenance technician and has received Bronze Star Medals for exemplary performace while deployed and was a Fiscal Year 2015 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence Award recipient.