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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

DLA DS
Leadership Reflection: Becky Watson
Get to know DSD South East Director, Becky Watson.
May 19, 2022 - Get to know Becky Watson, the Disposition Services Director for South East Region.

AANHPI Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Gilbert Delagente
Defense Logistics Agency employee Gilbert Delagente with his family.
May 19, 2022 - During the month of May, the great achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are highlighted to celebrate the contributions that generations of AANHPI have made to American history, society and culture. Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Pacific Director and Special Emphasis Program Champion Faron Cordrey highlighted select members of the DLA Disposition Services Pacific region that have special ties with AANHPI Heritage Month.

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 Reflection: Becky Watson
Get to know DSD South East Director, Becky Watson.
May 19, 2022 - Get to know Becky Watson, the Disposition Services Director for South East Region.

DLA employees receive Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce awards
Left to right: DLA Logistics Information Services Division Chief Daniel Jacobs, Battle Creek Military Affairs Committee Chairperson T.R. Shaw Jr., DLA Logistics Information Services awardee Christine Sineath, and DLA Disposition Services Director Mike Cannon.
May 18, 2022 - Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee hosted the 66th Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Luncheon at Firekeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan, May 13, after a two-year pandemic hiatus.
Diversity
Disposition Services celebrates Women's History Month 2022
March is Women's History Month
March 25, 2022 - March is Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

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.
Whole Of Gov
DLA Disposition Services helps Texas FD upgrade fleet via used equipment transfer
Fire Chief Ernie Glenn of the Minerva Volunteer Fire Department in Texas stands next to the truck his department received through the Defense Department’s Firefighter Property Program. The program puts excess military equipment from DLA Disposition Services into the hands of firefighters where it can be put to use.
April 19, 2022 - Texas’ Minerva Volunteer Fire Department recently increased its fleet capacity by adding an excess military truck received through the Defense Department’s Firefighter Property Program.

Perseverance helped Mid-America deliver excellence
DLA Disposition Services Mid-America saved the taxpayers close to $100 million this year when excess military equipment was sent to ranges and used as targets. This eliminates the need to demilitarize the equipment and at the same time gives military units realistic targets. Here An M1A2 Abrams SEP V2 main battle tank, assigned to Cold Steel Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires a M865 target practice cone stabilized discarding sabot with tracer.
Dec. 21, 2021 - Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services’ Mid-America region operates 16 sites in 12 states with approximately 200 people. When region Deputy Director Marc Wilson looks back at 2021, he said the biggest lesson learned was perseverance.