DLA Land and Maritime People and Culture

People and Culture Plan

Emblem stating people and culture in the middle with the words innovation, data management, and technology around the outsideDLA’s ability to attract, develop, and retain a diverse, skilled, and agile workforce is vital to our continued success as the nation’s combat logistics support agency. This plan aligns DLA’s mission, goals, and objectives with proven human capital strategies. All DLA organizations, employees and senior leaders own this plan as they work together to achieve a shared vision integrated with the agency’s Strategic Plan.

Successful implementation of this plan ensures DLA is able to effectively manage its talent in a safe and efficient work environment while transforming the agency’s culture and operations. This plan is an enduring resource that leverages key operating goals, metrics and other tools embedded in Annual Operating Plans to monitor organizational performance and capabilities. DLA Human Resources is committed to sustaining a highly skilled workforce capable of meeting and exceeding goals of this plan and subsequently the needs of America’s warfighters and DLA’s other customers. Extensive efforts have gone into maximizing HR programs in recent years, and this plan continues to build on those efforts.


Councils are employee-led organizations who act in an advisory or educational role within the organization. 

  • Leadership Development Council 
  • Wellness Council
  • Culture Council
  • Training Council
  • Supervisor's Council

More information on each council can be found on DLA Today Land and Maritime  (CAC-enabled). 


DLA PaCE Program

DLA Pathways to Career Excellence Program (PaCE) Program is a two-year training program designed to train entry-level personnel for subsequent advancement to the journey-level in professional, administrative, and technological career fields.

More on our DLA Careers page.

Join Our Team

DLA uses USAJOBS , an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website , to post vacancy announcements.

DLA offers a wide range of career fields and intern opportunities in a variety of locations. DLA utilizes a number of different programs to fill job vacancies. Be sure to read the programs to determine your eligibility.

More on our DLA Careers page.

DLA Land and Maritime Events Calendar

View the DLA Land and Maritime official calendar including events, programs, meetings and seminars.

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People and Culture News
Land and Maritime | May 11, 2022

DSCC MWR’s Operation Cookie Drop gives Ohio military a big thank you for...

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, the Defense Supply Center Columbus Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s annual Operation Cookie Drop distributes hundreds of cases of Girl Scout cookies donated by the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland each May.

Land and Maritime | May 6, 2022

Commentary: Advancing leaders through collaboration

When I was in college as a cadet, the theme of “cooperate and graduate” occupied just about everything cadets did.

Land and Maritime | May 3, 2022

A Proclamation on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander ...

During Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our Nation recognizes the innumerable contributions, vibrant cultures, and rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs).  As some

Land and Maritime | April 29, 2022

Pinwheel Parade educates, raises awareness of effects of child abuse

A sense of normalcy was in the chilly morning air as the first Pinwheel Parade in two years stepped off from the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Child Development Center April 26. Children from the CDC hopped, walked, waddled and rode around the

Land and Maritime | Feb. 25, 2022

2022 Carter G. Woodson Award winners announced during African American H...

Defense Supply Center Columbus’ workforce were provided the opportunity to virtually celebrate the 2022 Defense Federal Community Equal Employment Opportunity African American Employment Black History Month program “Soul Food & The African American