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The headquarters for DLA Disposition Services is located in the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in Battle Creek, Mich. Additional sites are located around the world.

News Media Contacts:

DLA Disposition Services (Public Affairs)
Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center
74 Washington Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49037

Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern time, excluding federal holidays. If you can't reach us during normal business hours, send us an e-mail or leave a recorded message. The headquarters of the Defense Logistics Agency, or DLA, is located at Fort Belvoir, Va.  The public affairs office there can be reached at 571-767-6200.

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DLA Disposition Services Historical Page

Learn more about DLA Disposition Services historic accomplishments and milestones over the past fifty years

About DLA Disposition Services


DLA Mission:  We are America’s Combat Logistics Support Agency.  We provide effective and efficient worldwide support to warfighters and our other customers.

Part of the Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Disposition Services disposes of excess property received from the military services. The inventory changes daily and includes thousands of items: from air conditioners to vehicles, clothing to computers, and much more.   That property is first offered for reutilization within the Department of Defense (DoD), transfer to other federal agencies, or donation to state and local governments and other qualified organizations.  Reutilization means big savings. In the past four years more than $2.2 billion worth of property was reused each year. Every dollar's worth of property reutilized is a tax dollar saved. DLA Disposition Services also supports disaster relief at home, and humanitarian assistance and foreign military sales programs.

Selling DoD surplus property. DLA Disposition Services manages the DoD surplus property sales program. Excess property that is not reutilized, transferred or donated may be sold to the public.  The property, no longer needed by the government, is only sold if it is appropriate and safe for sale to the general public.

Keeping the environment in mind. DLA Disposition Services manages the disposal of hazardous property for DoD activities, maximizing the use of each item and minimizing environmental risks and costs through monitored compliant disposal.

Special programs. A Resource Recovery and Recycling Program conserves natural resources, reduces waste products and returns revenue to the military services. Through recycling, the Precious Metals Recovery Program significantly reduces the need for DoD to purchase metals such as gold, silver and platinum family metals through recycling of excess and surplus scrap containing precious metals.

Demilitarization. Certain property is demilitarized (i.e., rendered useless for its originally intended purpose). Surplus property with inherent military characteristics must undergo "demil." Offensive and defensive weapons and associated material are demilitarized prior to sale or as a condition of sale.

Support for the U.S. military. DLA Disposition Services supports America’s military wherever they are called to serve.  Current contingency missions see DLA Disposition Services civilians serving alongside combat forces in Afghanistan.  They are part of the worldwide presence within DoD, with people serving in 14 foreign countries, two U.S. territories (Guam and Puerto Rico) and 40 states.

Small Business Ombudsman. The DLA Disposition Services Small Business Ombudsman will receive, review and investigate concerns from small businesses about DLA Disposition Services initiatives and process changes. The Small Business Ombudsman will function in this capacity independent from DLA Disposition Services operational and policy offices and ensure that small business concerns are given fair consideration. The DLA Disposition Services Small Business Ombudsman can be reached at


We embrace the DLA Vision: Warfighter- focused, globally responsive, fiscally responsible supply chain leadership

In support of the DLA mission and vision, DLA Disposition Services supports the warfighter and protects the public by providing worldwide reverse logistical solutions.  Our goal is to become the Department of Defense's Reverse Logistics Center of Excellence.

View a playlist highlighting DLA's disposition capabilities.


Customer Surveys

DLA Disposition Services solicits monthly customer satisfaction surveys from three specific, targeted Business Areas; RTD/LESO customers, Transportation/Turn-in customers, and Hazardous Waste customers. General Comment cards are unsolicited, random customer-initiated surveys. All surveys are compiled quarterly and briefed to DLA Disposition Services command.



Michael O. Cannon, SES
Director, DLA Disposition Services

Peter Foreman
Chief of Staff DLA Disposition Services
Disposition Services | Feb. 27, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Jen Ganka

A short Q&A with the agency's first-ever DSR program manager.

Enterprisewide | Dec. 20, 2023

Al Pacenza retiring from DLA Document Services after 57 years

A legend retirees from the West Point DLA Document Services site.
Disposition Services | Dec. 5, 2023

PaCE Spotlight: McKenzie Brinkerhoff

McKenzie is a member of PaCE Group 44. I would describe the program as an amazing entry-level gateway opportunity for those interested in a career with the Federal Government. The learning opportunities are beneficial for gaining leadership skills, a

Enterprisewide | Nov. 8, 2023

Honoring Veterans: Past and Present

In this year's Veterans Day program video, we bring you a heartfelt message from the DLA Disposition Service Director and hear from several veterans within DLA organizations at HDIFC. With nearly 60% of our workforce having a background in military
Whole Of Gov
Enterprisewide | Jan. 16, 2024

Montana nabs surplus snowcat for backcountry rescues

Used military equipment “a game changer” for states’ ability to protect residents and manage public lands.

Enterprisewide | Aug. 30, 2023

Two fire departments in Georgia use DLA Disposition Services to breathe ...

Georgia's volunteer fire departments in Taliaferro and Warren counties have expanded their operational capabilities, thanks to the DoD Firefighter Property Program and the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services.
Disposition Services | Feb. 27, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Jen Ganka

A short Q&A with the agency's first-ever DSR program manager.

Disposition Services | Feb. 23, 2024

Federal center welcomes community leader to celebrate Black History Month

Members of DLA Disposition Services celebrate Black History Month at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center, and welcomed Dr. Lester Johnson as he spoke not only on issues pertaining to African Americans, but also discussed matters of inclusion and