About DLA Aviation

Warfighter-focused, globally responsive, fiscally responsible supply chain leadership.

DLA Aviation is the aviation demand and supply manager for Defense Logistics Agency with more than 4,300 civilian and military personnel in 22 locations across the United States – and, as of 2023, at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan – supporting more than 2,341 major weapon systems. The U.S. military relies on us as the integrated aviation material manager for roughly 1.8 million national stock number items, providing direct support through weapons systems management, industrial retail supply and strategic acquisition support operations. DLA Aviation plays a pivotal role in the success of Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Space Force by providing targeted solutions and full-spectrum logistics support as part of the Nation's Combat Logistics Support Agency.


To serve the warfighter and our nation.

Leadership, professionalism, and technical knowledge through dedication to duty, integrity, ethics, honor, courage and loyalty.

Delivering airpower solutions: what we do

DLA Aviation delivers airpower solutions. As such, we strive to deliver excellence in performance and responsiveness in support of our worldwide customer network.

Weapon Systems Support — engine components; bearings; airframes; electrical cable assemblies

Industrial Support — maintain retail supply and storage in direct support of aircraft maintenance depot production lines

Procurement Agent — strategic acquisition of consumable and depotlevel repairable material

Industrial Plant Equipment — full range of maintenance services to include repair, rebuilding and acquisition of all types of industrial machinery, including lathes and milling machines

Maps — maps, charts, publications and digital geospatial products for all DoD activities

Kitting — flexible kit designs, service and support, oriented to maintenance users, by end-item for specific tasks

Environmental — green products; re-refined motor oil; environmental products catalog and information Web page; ozone-friendly chemicals; remanufactured toner cartridges; recycled antifreeze

Aviation Leaders

DLA Aviation Commander
Brig Gen Sean K. Tyler
U.S. Air Force Commander, Defense Supply Center Richmond and DLA Aviation
Aviation Leadership
Charlie Lilli
DLA Aviation Deputy Commander
Aviation Leadership
Ms. Cathy Contreras
Acquisition Executive
Tanya Hill
DLA Aviation Chief of Staff and Director, Command Support