News | Nov. 1, 2016

Chilean Navy visits DLA Distribution

By Jessica Roman DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Members of the Chilean Navy visited the largest distribution center in the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution network, DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., on Oct. 28 to discuss DLA’s global logistics processes and how DLA Distribution supports foreign military sales customers.  The visit included Rear Adm. Guido Cabrera, supply director of the Chilean Navy.

Jim McCormack, deputy director of Business Development at DLA Distribution headquarters, led a discussion which highlighted DLA Distribution’s worldwide network, special functions the command provides - such as kitting and hazardous material handling - and transportation coordination that the organization provides for all of DLA.

The group then toured the Eastern Distribution Center, the Department of Defense’s largest warehouse.  Army Col. Brad Eungard, DLA Distribution Susquehanna’s commander, led the group through the organization’s key locations, including receiving operations, the Consolidation and Containerization Point, the high-rise storage and retrieval system, and the air line of communication pallet build area.

The visit was part of DLA Distribution’s ongoing efforts to partner with warfighting customers to provide efficient, effective, and best value support.