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Scott, Michael D.
Vice Director, Defense Logistics Agency

Michael D. Scott, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the vice director of the Defense Logistics Agency, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The agency is the Defense Department’s combat support agency for worldwide logistics, and provides food, medical material, uniforms and construction equipment, 98 percent of the Defense Department’s fuel, and the majority of spare parts for military weapons systems.
Prior to his current position, Scott was the deputy director of DLA Logistics Operations from April 2014 to March 2019. DLA Logistics Operations is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain management of DLA’s nine supply chains, providing logistics and materiel process management policy, guidance, oversight and monitoring of supply chain performance. He was also the deputy commander of DLA Energy from January 2013 to April 2014. DLA Energy is a DLA field activity responsible for providing the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions in the most effective and efficient manner possible. He was the executive director of DLA Energy from February 2011 to January 2013. His other executive experience was August 2008 to February 2011 as the executive director for Material Policy and Processes in DLA Logistics Operations.
Scott has worked at DLA since 1986, both at DLA Headquarters and the former Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio, now DLA Land and Maritime. His previous positions include executive director for the Material Policy Process and Assessment Directorate, deputy director and director for strategic planning and enterprise transformation, Business Systems Modernization organizational alignment chief, DLA demand and supply planning process owner, DLA demand and supply planning process lead, Headquarters DLA Requirements Team chief, DSCC deputy director of enterprise business systems, DSCC acquisition and materiel management chief, DSCC Program Support Unit chief, DSCC Logistics Programs Division branch chief, DSCC Systems Development Team Chief, DSCC distribution systems analyst, DSCC requirements systems analyst and DSCC item management specialist.
Scott holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from The Ohio State University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force’s Air War College and completed the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Executive Leadership Series.
Over his career, Scott has received many awards, including the 2016 Presidential Rank Award, DLA Director’s Award for Organizational Excellence, the DLA Scissors Award, the Federal Executive Association Reinvention Recognition Award, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the DoD Honorary Value Engineering Achievement Award, the DLA Productivity Achievement Award, Finalist/Nominee for the President’s Council on Management Improvement Award, the Defense Superior Management Award and the Interagency Committee on Information Resource Management Award.

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