Quality Technical Directorate

Fuel tanksThe Quality Technical Directorate provides quality assurance, quality surveillance, measurement, cataloging, standardization and laboratory support for all products managed by DLA Energy. It serves as the lead standardization activity for Federal Supply Classes 91GP, 9110, 9130, and 9140. It also represents DLA Energy on quality and technical-related issues with military service technical offices, customers, suppliers, national and international industry standardization organizations and regulatory agencies. The office is responsible for quality and technical policy, procedures, guidance and information systems related to acquisition, storage and distribution of DLA Energy-managed products. Additionally, it provides technical expertise for alternative fuels and renewable energy, as well as science and technology projects.

Quality Operations

The Quality Operations Division acts as the principal adviser for developing, monitoring, coordinating, publishing and implementing quality policies and programs for DLA Energy-supplied commodities. It provides quality assurance and quality surveillance support to Department of Defense and civilian agencies as defined in inter-service agreements and directives. For inquiries about the following, call 571-767-8738.

  • Quality Program Manager support
  • Disposition requests/Customer depot complaints
  • Laboratory services and equipment
  • Quality assurance advisories
  • Quality automation systems
  • Quality policy and standards, including MIL-STD-3004-1
  • Quality training and certification
  • Secure Fuel support

Product Technology and StandardizationA chemist tests biofuel

The Product Technology and Standardization Division acts as the principal adviser for technical matters on petroleum, missile fuels, coal and related products and services. It maintains specification and measurement contract clauses and represents DLA Energy at industry standardization groups to ensure that product specification changes do not adversely impact end-user applications. The division reviews and approves all cataloguing changes for both petroleum and aerospace energy products and serves as the lead standardization activity for petroleum products in the Department of Defense. Additionally, it maintains the Petroleum Quality Information System and provides technical support for the introduction of new supply lines, such as alternative fuels, and for resolving problems in storage tanks, transportation and handling systems caused by fuel chemistry. The division is also responsible for coordination on all Research and Development efforts conducted for DLA Energy, for which the primary funding platform is the Energy Readiness Program. This program seeks out R&D solutions for improvements to the Class IIIB product supply chain. These include enhancements to acquisition specifications for petroleum, oils and lubricants, aerospace fuels/propellants and related products; development of new test/analytical methods; adoption of commercial product specifications; certification of alternative/renewable fuel and energy; and improvements to DoD fuel storage, handling and distribution systems.

For inquiries about the following, call 571-767-8740.

  • Commodities Handbook (available for download on the DLA Energy publications webpage)
  • Laboratory Correlation Program and defense fuel support point laboratory equipment procurement
  • Petroleum Quality Information System (also reachable at
  • Product Specifications and Standards List
  • Regional customer organized group requirements

Additional Points of Contact

The following offices can be contacted for more information about working with DLA Energy for your quality and technical support needs.

Title Phone Number
Quality Technical Director 571-767-8360
Quality Technical Deputy Director 571-767-0021

Quality Technical News

Enterprisewide | Aug. 10, 2022

Breaking records: DLA Energy quality assurance specialist has a need for...

Jaron Tyner, a DLA Energy Americas quality assurance representative, is a member of a motorcycle race team that’s won multiple world records for land speed racing.

Energy | April 7, 2022

Chemist, quality expert inducted into DLA Energy Hall of Fame

Lee Barry Oppenheim was inducted into the DLA Energy Hall of Fame on March 22. He retired from DLA Energy in 2018 as the Quality Technical deputy director with a distinguished 42-year federal career – all of which was spent with DLA.

Enterprisewide | Feb. 24, 2022

DLA chemist leading efforts in alternative fuel, other DOD bulk fuel ini...

Lindsey Hicks has served the Defense Logistics Agency as a pioneering chemist for over 30 years. He is currently the program manager leading DLA Research & Development’s Energy Readiness Program supporting the Defense Department’s bulk fuel and