News | April 21, 2021

DLA Distribution Anniston, Alabama, hosts U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Commander

By Matthew Mahoney, DLA Distribtution Public Affairs

Army Lt. Col. Ayo Oladipofaniyi, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama, recently hosted Army Maj. Gen. Darren Werner, commanding general of U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command in a meeting that conveyed the needs of both commands and emphasized the strategic assets DDAA brings to the warfighter.

“DDAA is committed to meeting the needs of our warfighters in a rapid and thorough manner,” Oladipofaniyi said. “We handle a lot of strategic assets for the joint forces, and we are committed to rapidly meeting the needs of the warfighter.”

Oladipofaniyi, in talks with Werner, emphasized the commitment of DDAA to download material from oversized railcars within a 48-hour turnaround time. These rail cars are a DoD strategic asset, vital to our transportation infrastructure and play a pivotal part in our power projection capability.

Werner acknowledged the work DDAA does and emphasized his commitment to maintaining a close working relationship between ANAD and TACOM.
“Future work with TACOM will allow us to facilitate training for our customers on the exact procedures for shipping weapons,” Oladipofaniyi said.

Getting DDAA customers to follow guidelines more closely will save countless man-hours of labor, allowing DDAA to complete the mission more efficiently and rapidly.
Werner pledged to spend more time with DDAA on subsequent visits, an opportunity to gain more insight into the process and develop strategies where DDAA and TACOM can improve upon their already proven successes.