News | Aug. 24, 2015

DLA director visits personnel, tours Europe and Africa regional command

By DLA Energy Public Affairs DLA Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch made a site visit to DLA Energy Europe & Africa headquarters in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Aug. 14 during a weeklong trip to the region.

The trip was designed for Busch to meet with DLA personnel and customers in Germany to assess the agency’s support to U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility.

“[Busch] really seemed focused on warfighter and customer engagement ... and was looking to improve his situational awareness and understanding [of the regional commands] and how he might better leverage DLA to support their needs,” said Army Col. Edward English, DLA Energy Europe & Africa commander, who escorted Busch on the trip.

During the trip, Busch met with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Support and Procurement Agency to assess current and future partnership opportunities. As NATO’s integrated logistics and services provider agency, the NSPA combines the former NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency, the Central Europe Pipeline Management Agency and the NATO Airlift Management Agency.

After receiving several briefings, Busch participated in a number of tours that highlighted the capabilities and integration of the regional field activities. During his visit to the Central European Pipeline System Terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Busch was given an overview on how DLA Energy Europe & Africa is supporting the warfighter, how it is aligned and how it is working toward supporting EUCOM strategic priorities by utilizing the joint global petroleum network.

Busch also received briefings from members of the DLA Energy team, including those in DLA Energy’s International Agreements, Quality and Operations division, while in Kaiserslautern. In addition, he held a DLA Europe & Africa town hall and award ceremony where he presented several DLA strategic awards and coins to employees.