More than 650 reservists assigned throughout Defense Logistics Agency directorates and major subordinate commands play a vital role in warfighter support, said their new boss, DLA Joint Reserve Force Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase. The 33-year veteran considers himself a long-term DLA customer, one who relied heavily on the expertise of local commodity, distribution and disposal experts in his previous assignment as head of readiness and logistics for U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa.
Some things you absolutely have to get right because mistakes can be too costly. Making sure vehicles turned-in for disposal do not contain any hidden surprises is one of those things Defense Logistics Agency employees at DLA Disposition Services sites in Afghanistan prevent such surprises by literally shaking things loose -- rolling vehicles to make sure anything trapped inside is exposed.
The Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force brings unique skillsets and assistance to DLA as a whole. This week, reserve personnel from the JRF joined forces with other military and civilians to take part in the Overseas Contingency Operations Readiness Training exercise at two different military installations in Battle Creek, Michigan. The exercise started June 10 and finished June 21.
DLA could not accomplish its mission without its Joint Reserve Force. These skilled men and women provide DLA with a trained, ready and available joint force for contingency operations, operational support, surge support, and contingency planning.

DLA Headquarters Recent News

Celebrating 60 years: DLA proves itself in the 1960s
Defense General Supply Center employees learn how to run the SAMMS on IBM 360 computers in 1972 at DGSC Richmond, Virginia. DSA designed SAMMS from 1964 to 1971 to integrate supply chain management, which was a priority effort of Navy Vice Adm. Joseph M. Lyle, director of DSA from 1964 to 1967. DLA photo
Oct. 15, 2021 - This is the second in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

Joint Reserve Force Recent News

Joint Reserve Force’s Army element welcomes new commander
Army Capt. Gerald M. Carey Jr. took the helm of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment for the Defense Logistics Agency’s Joint Reserve Force in a virtual ceremony broadcast from Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept 18.
Oct. 6, 2021 - Army Capt. Gerald M. Carey Jr. took the helm of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment for the Defense Logistics Agency’s Joint Reserve Force from Army Capt. Larraine G. Dunwoody in a virtual ceremony broadcast from Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept 18. 

COREX trains disposition pros near and far
Disposal Services Representative Jose Perea, from the DLA Disposition Services site in Barstow, California, directs excess furniture to a yard for soon-to-be scrap items during COREX '21 in Battle Creek, Mich. Perea is part of a team charged with constructing and manning a full-service expeditionary property disposal site as preparation for downrange work. Another COREX team will operate from Guam through most of June.
June 11, 2021 - Annual training for expeditionary civilians and DLA reserve military members is underway at pop-up property disposal sites in Michigan and Guam.

Joint Reserve Force leaders recount contributions to pandemic, DLA mission
Two retiring members of the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force received a challenge coin virtually from DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic at the JRF Annual Leadership Review June 4, 2021. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin A. Timmons, is retiring after more than 40 years of service and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Carisa Blanc, is retiring after 25 years of active and reserve service. From left to right: DLA JRF Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase, Blanc, Timmons, DLA Senior Enlisted Leader Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O’Neal, and JRF Senior Enlisted Leader Navy Command Master Chief James Butler. Photo by Navy Capt. Jim Shelton.
June 9, 2021 - Joint Reserve Force Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase hosted 100 reserve leaders from six major subordinate commands during a virtual and in-person Annual Leadership Review June 3-6 at Fort Belvoir.

DLA director and senior enlisted leader address DLA Joint Reserve Force
Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic speaks to DLA reservists at the mostly virtual Joint Reserve Force Annual Leadership Review June 4, 2021. Photo by Chris Erbe.
June 8, 2021 - The DLA director and senior enlisted leader spoke to DLA reservists at the Joint Reserve Force Annual Leadership Review June 4. The event, held each year as a weekend-long training and career development exercise for reservist leaders, was conducted both in-person and virtually.

DLA reservists support vaccine cold-chain management
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Joint Reserve Force member Army Maj. Kristen Johnson analyzes a temperature monitor at Naval Support Activity Philadelphia April 28, 2021.
May 7, 2021 - Reservists at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support are helping monitor COVID-19 vaccine temperatures as the agency ships thousands of doses to Defense Department employees outside the continental United States and the deployed U.S. Navy Fleet amid warmer weather.

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The mission of the Joint Reserve Force is to proved DLA with trained and deployment ready reservists for contingency operations and mission support, deliver responsive and flexible capability and capacity in response to operational, surge, exercise, humanitarian, and planning requirements, and advise the DLA Director on policy, readiness, and employment of JRF assigned reservists in support of DLA and the Warfighter.

   

We are the Joint Reserve Force of the Defense Logistics Agency. We are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps reservists working together to support the DLA mission world-wide. We are a high-performing, customer-focused, globally responsive force. DLA prides itself in being the "source behind the force." The source includes more than 650 reservists - Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines - assigned to nearly every DLA organization across the United States, including Hawaii, and Europe.

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