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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.

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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

Mission

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 DLADispositionServicesOmbudsman@dla.mil

Vision

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.

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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.

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Leaders


Michael O. Cannon, SES
Director, DLA Disposition Services
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COL Andre Toussaint USA
Deputy Director, DLA Disposition Services
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Peter Foreman
Chief of Staff DLA Disposition Services
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People
Disposition Services | Jan. 31, 2023

PaCE Spotlight: Aaron Bunn

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services’ Aaron Bunn works for the Environmental Branch in Battle Creek, Michigan, as an environmentalist. He participated in the Pathways to Career Excellence Program as a part of PaCE Group 34, from 2017 - 2019.

Disposition Services | Jan. 30, 2023

HDIFC exceeds CFC 2022 goal

Every year, federal employees and retirees make pledges during the Combined Federal Campaign, the official workplace giving campaign overseen by the Office of Personnel Management. This year, Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center employees in Battle Creek,
Diversity
Disposition Services | Dec. 28, 2022

Another strong year for Disposition Services Command Support team

The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services command team has completed another year of supporting the organization’s directorates and strong partnerships. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Equal Employment Opportunity and Public

Disposition Services | Dec. 17, 2022

Disposition Services employee honors heritage during Native American Her...

Last month, the United States celebrated and recognized the contributions and culture of American Indians through National Native American Heritage Month. The observance is significant to Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Training
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Disposition Services | Jan. 25, 2023

Red River property disposal team sets standard with massive HMMWV divest...

Army Material Command recently turned in 2,870 High-Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicles to the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services team at Red River Army Depot in East Texas.

Disposition Services | Dec. 31, 2022

DLA surplus helps vets

Hundreds of annual "stand down" events feature free military surplus property from DLA and link homeless and at-risk veterans with resources to improve their lives.
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Enterprisewide | Feb. 6, 2023

Disposal experts to rid Guam base of crash debris

The agency’s property disposal team is managing removal of a B-52 Stratofortress brought down by birds during a 2016 mishap at Andersen Air Force Base.

Enterprisewide | Feb. 3, 2023

Navy saves millions using DLA Disposition Services for ship recycling

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services is assisting the U.S. Navy in recycling five retired ships as part of a scrap sales contract to protect the environment and save taxpayer money.