Provide effective and efficient global solutions to Warfighters and our other valued customers
Just as the American Warfighter’s mission is to protect our Nation’s security interests, DLA’s mission is to serve the Warfighter in that effort. Our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and teammates serve around the world, and DLA is right beside them providing global, full-spectrum logistics support in the most austere environments. We provide food, clothing, medical supplies, fuel, consumable items, and repair parts to our Military Services. When our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen are supplied, fueled, nourished, moved, or healed, DLA plays a vital role.
We supported deployed Warfighters in every major conflict and contingency operation over the past five decades, from Vietnam to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Liberia. Our forward-deployed organizations in Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, and the Pacific as well as our in-theater, on-the-ground support teams ensure Warfighters know we are with them. We are highly deployable and always ready to meet Warfighters’ requirements.
Our support extends beyond the Department of Defense (DoD) to other federal civil agencies including, but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State (DoS), the Department of Energy (DoE), and the General Services Administration (GSA), as well as designated state and local customers. We are recognized for our responsiveness in providing assistance in diverse crises such as the Hurricane Sandy relief effort in 2012 and the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa during 2014.
Delivering the right solution on time, every time
Our vision describes our desired end state; to achieve it, we pledge to increase agility, responsiveness, innovation, and program integration. DLA’s ability to anticipate and overcome logistical obstacles translates into our customers’ increasing ability to realize mission success.
We support our Warfighters with a broad range of logistics and supply chain capabilities, ensuring that our customers receive what they need, when they need it. We incorporate and implement industry best practices. We support our Warfighters through our forward presence with the customer, our broad range of responsibilities across DoD supply chains, our capabilities in closing logistics seams and gaps, our strength in aggregating data to aid in decision making, and our deep expertise in achieving transformation.
To realize our vision, we understand that as a logistics leader and steward of the Department’s resources, we must manage costs, maintain supply chains, sustain the industrial base, and integrate with industry. We will examine our end-to-end processes with our partners to identify process excellence opportunities to remove barriers and achieve precise execution, fiscal responsibility, and service-level accountability.
Through early and meaningful engagement with our partners, we will balance the requirements and trade-offs that might be necessary to develop the right solutions. These solutions will incorporate customer materiel needs, timelines, and performance assurance as well as DoD’s interests in cost, infrastructure, and the defense industrial base.