News | May 17, 2021

DLA Distribution Tobyhanna changes command

By Dawn Bonsell, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Missouri native Army Lt. Col. Robert J. West took command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, from acting director Raymond Martin in a change of command ceremony May 17.


Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Keith D. Reventlow, commanding general, DLA Distribution Headquarters, presided over the ceremony. “During these unprecedented times, DLA has relied on team Tobyhanna more than ever to keep our service members well-equipped and in the fight. Such critical support could only be accomplished by a great workforce led by a great leader like acting director, Ray Martin,” Reventlow said.

Reventlow also welcomed West to the DLA team. “You are a proven leader and superb logistician. I know you will get the job done and ensure our warfighters get the support they need – whenever and wherever they need it,” Reventlow said.

West graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies and was commissioned May 10, 2003, at the rank of 2nd lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps. He also holds a master’s degree from Henley-Putnam University in terrorism-counterterrorism. His previous assignments include the support operations officer, Mobility Division Chief of Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois, logistics adviser for the 5th Iraqi Army Battalion Military Transition Team, commander of the 584th Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, command inspector general for the National Training Center, Fort Irwin California, battalion executive officer and support operations officer for the Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California, supply and services branch chief for the J4, U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida, and the executive officer to the commanding general for Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois.

During his career he served overseas in Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.