Mission: Provide religious logistics support for Religious Affairs personnel, enabling the free exercise of religion across the Department of Defense. Provide confidential pastoral care and support to DLA employees.


-- Warfighter needs guide us

-- Integrity defines us

-- Diversity strengthens us

-- Excellence inspires us

Please feel free to visit us at the DLA Chaplain Office.

We're located in the Andrew T. McNamara Complex:
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1344
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221
DLA Chaplain Phone: 571-767-2132

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DLA Chaplain News

New DLA chaplain to focus on community connections
Army Col. Christopher Archer became the new Defense Logistics Agency chaplain in January 2021.
April 1, 2021 - DLA's new chaplain, Army Col. Christopher Archer, was called to preach when he was just 5 and has nurtured troops' souls through two simultaneous wars.

DLA provides religious support items in time for celebrations across the globe
Navy Electronics Technician 3rd Class Nicholas Talarico, from Reading, Pa., center, receives the sign of the cross from Navy Lt. Long Nguyen, from Los Angeles, during an Ash Wednesday service in the chapel of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on the Pacific Ocean March 3, 2019. DLA provided ecclesiastical or religious items to service members around the globe in time to celebrate Ash Wednesday, Passover, Palm Sunday and Easter holidays this year.
April 19, 2019 - DLA provided ecclesiastical or religious items to service members around the globe in time to celebrate Ash Wednesday, Passover, Palm Sunday and Easter holidays this year.

New command chaplain to focus on spiritual resiliency, religious-supply support to DoD
Army Col. Bob Wichman is DLA’s new command chaplain.
July 30, 2018 - Army Col. Bob Wichman has been a chaplain for 25 years, meeting the spiritual needs of soldiers in battalions, brigades, hospitals and even a military prison. His diverse background has prepared him for his new role overseeing religious-supply support to all Department of Defense chaplains.

Feeding the Spirit
Navy Capt. John Shimotsu, U.S. Pacific Command Catholic chaplain, celebrates Mass at the Courtyard of Heroes during a remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
May 1, 2018 - DLA helps military chaplains meet service members’ spiritual needs with a religious supply program that includes over 500 items.

Parents, children grateful for DLA holiday generosity via Adopt-a-Family
Army Staff Sgt. John Edmisten of the DLA Command Chaplain's Office shows some of the many gifts DLA headquarters employees contributed to families in need this past holiday season.
Jan. 10, 2018 - Thanks to the generosity of Defense Logistics Agency employees in the McNamara Headquarters Complex, 113 children from 37 families received Christmas gifts in 2017, as part of the annual DLA Adopt-a-Family program.

Exercise helps first responders at DLA HQC, Fort Belvoir hone response to potential shooters
During an active-shooter exercise Nov. 7, 2017, at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, DLA Police Sgt. Leon Gregory (left) takes aim at volunteer ‘shooter’ Air Force Master Sgt. Joseph Braswell.
Nov. 10, 2017 - Only weeks after mass shootings at a concert in Las Vegas and at a small-town church in South Texas, employees of the Defense Logistics Agency should know DLA and other local first responders are regularly honing their skills in responding to active shooters, as they in did in a Nov. 7 exercise at the McNamara Headquarters Complex and at the agency’s facility in nearby Lorton.

Deputy command chaplain broadens religious support to DLA reservists, HQC employees
Army Capt. Demetrius Walton began his Army career as an enlisted soldier, in the intelligence field.
July 6, 2017 - DLA's deputy command chaplain says his work, whether with a group of service members on the firing range or a sole employee in the halls of the agency headquarters, boils down to one thing.