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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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Leadership Spotlight: Chris Judd
Chris Judd is the director for DLA Disposition Services resource management division in Battle Creek, Michigan. He has more than 36 years of federal service, an Air Force veteran and enjoys traveling.
Dec. 1, 2021 - Get to know Chris Judd. He's the director for DLA Disposition Services resource management division in Battle Creek, Michigan. He has more than 36 years of federal service, an Air Force veteran and enjoys traveling.

Battle Creek MWR builds resilience through virtual event
On Nov. 16, 2021, The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center's Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a virtual Building Resilience event featuring guest speaker Scott Teichmer, who is the suicide prevention facilitator for the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County.
Nov. 23, 2021 - The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center's Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a virtual Building Resilience event Nov. 16 featuring guest speaker Scott Teichmer, who is the suicide prevention facilitator for the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County. The presentation focused on bringing attention to suicide awareness, encouraging a sense of community and developing resiliency within each of us.

About 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. Franyate Taylor, US Army
Deputy Director, DLA Disposition Services
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Peter Foreman
Chief of Staff DLA Disposition Services
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People
Leadership Spotlight: Chris Judd
Chris Judd is the director for DLA Disposition Services resource management division in Battle Creek, Michigan. He has more than 36 years of federal service, an Air Force veteran and enjoys traveling.
Dec. 1, 2021 - Get to know Chris Judd. He's the director for DLA Disposition Services resource management division in Battle Creek, Michigan. He has more than 36 years of federal service, an Air Force veteran and enjoys traveling.

Veterans Day memorial shows “Gone but not forgotten” mantra
Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services members Corky Malcolm and Dave Flietstra display the memorial they created to honor the lives of four US Navy personnel who lost their lives in a plane crash over 55 years ago.
Nov. 12, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services employees and residents of Battle Creek, Michigan, gathered on Veterans Day to honor the lives of four US Navy personnel lost over 55 years ago in a plane crash.
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Disposition Services Command Support Office thrives in 2021
DLA Director Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic addresses All American Day at Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in Battle Creek, Michigan July 28, 2021.
Nov. 18, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Command Support Office faced challenges in 2021 that required some out of the box thinking by programs and employees.

DLA Disposition Services honors veterans with virtual program
Nov. 10, 2021 - This year’s Veterans Day Program is virtual and features keynote speaker Zaneta Adams, director of Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Both a veteran and military spouse, Adams has dedicated her work to assisting Michigan’s 567,000 veterans.
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U.S. Space Force turns to DLA Disposition Services for equipment
MSgt Quinton Jones of the U.S. Space Force stands with one of the two Humvees he acquired from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services. The Humvees will be used as training aids in the course that Jones teaches in Guam.
Sept. 25, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services has a long history serving the Army, Navy, Air Forces and Marines but now that service extends to the newly created Space Force.

Equipment from DLA Disposition Services helps Kempner Volunteer Fire Department expands fire service
An excess military truck from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services was converted into a firetruck by the Kempner Volunteer Fire Department. The firefighters used the Department of Defense Firefighter Program to obtain the truck.
Aug. 30, 2021 - Under the Department of Defense Firefighter Program a five-ton truck from the military transferred to the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services as excess is now fighting Texas fires with the Kempner Volunteer Fire Department.