News | June 21, 2022

DLA Distribution Korea leadership changes hands in new, modernized warehouse facility

By By Matthew Mahoney, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

The mantle of leadership changed hands at Defense Logistics Agency, Korea June 16 as Army Lt. Col. Corinne McClellan relinquished command to Army Lt. Col. Nathan Hadlock in a ceremony performed in the newest and most modern warehouse in the DLA Distribution network.

The ceremony was officiated by Army Col. Brian Donahue, military deputy commander, DLA

Under McClellan’s leadership, the team at DDDK would be crucial to the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines across the region, ensuring the readiness of warfighters across the Korean peninsula. She would lead a blended team of Korean nationals, civilians and U.S. military through a global pandemic and the completion of the most up to date warehousing facility in DLA Distribution. Her constant and focused efforts lead to greatly enhanced relationships with DLA Distribution customers and with the Republic of Korea.

In recognition of her efforts and outstanding performance,  McClellan was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal.

The incoming commander, Hadlock, is no stranger to the peninsula. He received his commission as an ordnance officer with branch detail, armor, from Norwich University in 2003. He is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and Airborne School. 

Hadlock’s pervious assignments include Armor Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company XO, Military Advisor; Company Commander 61st Maintenance Company, Camp Stanley; RC-S LNO and BDE Maintenance Officer; Distribution Mobility Chief; Support Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer; Secretary of General Staff and Plans Officer; and Airlift Officer of the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. 

Lt. Col. Hadlock’s awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge.