Distribution San Diego hosts ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate new Public Private Partnership between DLA and Thales Defense and Security Incorporated

By By Diana Dawa, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

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DLA Distribution Commanding Officer, Navy Rear Adml. Kevin M. Jones, officiated a ribbon cutting ceremony to signify the beginning of the first Defense Logistics Agency public private partnership between DLA and Thales Defense and Security Incorporated at Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, California, June 6.

Rear Adml. Jones, along with Navy Capt. Jerome M. White, commanding officer of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, participate in cutting the ribbon with representatives from Thales Defense and Security Incorporated.

The event served to celebrate the partnership between DLA and its strategic partners, and the support that DLA Distribution San Diego, California provides to its customers. This initiative is a new and completely innovative way to partner in direct support to the warfighter.

“This partnership between DLA and TDSI will have a very significant impact in the future of support to our marine warfighters worldwide. This is a historic event—the first public, private partnership executed by DLA and DLA Distribution with industry for warehousing services,” said Jones.