BATTLE CREEK, Mich. –
U.S. Army Col. Andre L. Toussaint has been selected as the next Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services deputy director.
"I look forward to working with Col. Toussaint; his expertise and years of experience is added value to our leadership team,” said DLA Disposition Services Director Mike Cannon. “As for Col. Taylor, I applaud her exemplary performance during her tenure at DLA Disposition Services and I wish her luck at her new assignment.”
A San Diego, California, native, Toussaint received his commission through the Reserve Officers Training Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate and entered active duty as a second lieutenant in the Transportation Corps in 1999.
He holds a Master of Science degree in logistics management from Florida Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and foreign languages from Norfolk State University, where he graduated with honors.
Toussaint is currently attending Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Some of his most recent assignments include positions as Commander, 837th Transportation Battalion at Pier 8 in Busan, South Korea; and Deputy Commander, 7th Transportation Brigade, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Army Achievement Medal (with two oak leaf clusters).
Toussaint is married to Lakisha Toussaint, and they have two daughters.
Col. Fran Taylor will continue her career at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.