DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM integrates and synchronizes DLA enterprise operations in the USCENTCOM and USSOCOM areas of responsibility. The organization provides supported warfighters and the DLA enterprise with credible, reliable and timely information about DLA capabilities and warfighter requirements. DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM provides command and control over the DLA organizations, warfighter support representatives, and liaison officers in the USCENTCOM AOR and in support of USSOCOM missions.

 

CENTCOM & SOCOM News

DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM, DLA Energy Middle East bids Cruz farewell
DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM Commander, COL Hattie Richardson, presents departure plaque from DLA Energy Middle East to Edwin J. Cruz during his retirement ceremony recently.  Cruz retired after 34 years of federal service. Photo by Ed Miller
Sept. 1, 2020 - DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM and DLA Energy Middle East bids farewell to Edwin J. Cruz during a retirement ceremony July 31 at MacDill AFB. Cruz retired after 34 years of federal service.

Vehicles offer final service as rescue trainers
As the sun sets, airmen from the Air Force’s 48th Rescue Squadron get the chance to practice their extrication skills in the dark during a July 31 training session at the DLA Disposition Services yard at Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Aug. 10, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency employees at Kandahar, Afghanistan, combined their roles of supporting the warfighter and ensuring the proper disposal of excess equipment to host recent field training for a local Air Force unit.

McBeath is appointed first civilian acting commander of DLA Support Team — Afghanistan
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s Debra McBeath was appointed acting commander, DLA Support Team — Afghanistan, by Army Col. Hattie L. Richardson, commander, DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM, June 26.
July 16, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s Debra McBeath was appointed acting commander, DLA Support Team — Afghanistan, by Army Col. Hattie L. Richardson, commander, DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM, June 26.

Agency aids NATO disposal needs
A heavy equipment operator uses shears to destroy one of the ten NATO bulk fuel carriers received at DLA Disposition Services' Kandahar site.
June 17, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency personnel in Afghanistan not only support the equipment disposal needs for U.S. forces, but they also answer the call for NATO items.

Keeping disposal safe with inspections
Navy Petty Officer Second Class Jhunar Medenilla, a new PACE member, performs an ammo abatement inspection on a vehicle during his recent deployment to DLA Disposition Services site at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Dec. 30, 2019 - Some things you absolutely have to get right because mistakes can be too costly. Making sure vehicles turned-in for disposal do not contain any hidden surprises is one of those things.

New commander tours Bagram site
Navy Cmdr. Robert Kurkjian (center), commander of the DLA Support Team – Afghanistan, listens as Navy Lt. Cmdr. Steve Harrell, officer in in charge of DLA Disposition Services-Afghanistan; briefs Army Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, new commander of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.
Aug. 9, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency employees at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, recently welcomed the new commander of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command for a visit.