Former Distribution field commander returns as Disposition deputy

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution

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Army Col. Wayne J. Bondy Jr. is now Deputy Director, DLA Disposition Services, replacing Col. Herb Kohler who is deploying for his next duty assignment.

It is a return to DLA for Bondy after a tour at the Pentagon, where he worked at the Headquarters, Department of the Army, G4 Supply Policy Directorate, Major End Items Division and served a combat tour in Afghanistan as director of the Afghan National Security Forces Logistics operations.

Earlier Bondy served as DLA Distribution Anniston’s commander from July 2010 to June 2012.  Under his leadership, the distribution center implemented a restructuring plan, putting policies, procedures and best business practices into place that assisted the organization in meeting and exceeding all performance metrics. 

He was a catalyst in finalizing the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law requirements, reducing the organization’s infrastructure footprint from approximately 101 to 34 buildings, and from over 2 million to approximately 1.5 million gross square feet.

Concurrently, he led the re-warehousing of thousands of assets, the management of hundreds of hazardous pieces of equipment and the preparation of an extensive amount of materiel for demilitarization and disposition.

To create efficiencies in the area of customer issues and returns, he developed a complex matrix that utilized one-year data and accurately identified the volume of work by time, location and priority across a 24-hour timeframe.  The result of this action was a reduced cost to the customer through reduced overtime, improved customer wait time by 16 hours daily, and improved key performance indicators and metrics to an unprecedented fully successful rating.

He also seamlessly integrated DLA Land’s retail mission into DLA Distribution Anniston as part of DLA’s storage and distribution realignment.  Under the initiative, DLA Distribution Anniston assumed responsibility for the receipt and storage of assets to the point of delivery to Army industrial sites, further strengthening DLA’s end-to-end distribution and warehouse management support.

His time with Distribution was only one portion of a robust Army career.

A native of Romeo, Mich., Bondy enlisted in the Army as a military police private in 1986.   His first assignment was to the 545th Military Police, or MP, Company, 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood, Texas, where as a sergeant he was an MP squad leader.

Bondy was selected for the Green to Gold Program and transferred to the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, receiving his commission as a quartermaster officer in 1990.  Bondy then served in both leadership and staff positions with the 104th Military Intelligence Battalion and the 704th Main Support Battalion as a lieutenant at Ft. Carson, Colo.

After completing the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course at Fort Lee, Va. in 1994, he joined the 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry at Fort Knox, Ky., where he was a company commander.

Bondy’s next tour was with Selfridge Readiness Group, Selfridge, Mich., where he worked with the Michigan National Guard and Reserve logistics units as an observer, trainer, and advisor.

In 1999 Bondy reported for duty in Germany where he served on the United States Army Europe G-4 staff as an action officer before transferring to the 7th Corps Support Group in Bamberg, Germany, where he served in various staff positions.  In 2002 Bondy deployed to Macedonia where he was the executive officer at Camp Able Sentry in support of Kosovo Forces.  He returned to Germany and served as the rear detachment commander until he was reassigned to Fort Leavenworth to attend the Command and General Staff College.

Bondy again returned to Germany and was assigned to the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Grafenwoehr where he served as the operations officer, support operations officer, and the executive officer, during which he deployed to Iraq and served at Log Base Seitz supporting the Multi-National Division, Baghdad.

In 2007 Bondy reported for duty at the Battle Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., with duties as warfighting functions chief and sustainment observer controller in support of the ongoing war efforts.

Bondy is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Petroleum Officer Course, and the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course.  He holds a Bachelor of Police Science degree from Sam Houston State University and a double Master’s degree in Business and Acquisitions & Procurement Management from Webster University.

His personal awards include the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the NATO Medal.  He is also authorized to wear the Parachutist Badge and the Driver Badge.