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July 25, 2019

Troop Support contracting officer makes impact through process improvement

An unexpected opportunity to take a Lean Six Sigma training class jumpstarted a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support contracting officer’s process improvement acumen and organizational impact. Robert Fagan, a contracting officer with Clothing and Textiles’ heraldic team, led a continuous process improvement project with the potential to be replicated throughout the entire enterprise.

July 19, 2019

New crop of Army food trucks to serve up healthy, fast meals for more soldiers

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support recently purchased six state-of-the-art food trucks for the Army’s Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The first of these new vehicles rolled through the Troop Support headquarters in Philadelphia while on its way to Fort Drum, New York July 9, where it will be used for training before it goes into service.

July 12, 2019

New Troop Support commander ‘delighted’ to be back in Philadelphia

With a dose of humor and a few nods to his hometown of Philadelphia, Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence introduced himself to DLA Troop Support workforce during his first town hall meeting as commander, on July 10. During the event, he discussed his personal and professional backgrounds, outlined his leadership philosophy and spoke about his vision for Troop Support’s future.

March 1, 2019

Troop Support commander encourages open, candid dialogue with American clothing, textiles manufacturers

Warfighter support, strong partnerships and performance were key objectives of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s fiscal 2019 campaign plan, the commander discussed with American clothing and textiles manufacturers Feb. 27.

Jan. 29, 2019

DLA helps Army achieve mission success

The Defense Logistics Agency uses customer support representatives located close to units and vendors around the world to support the Army in garrison and combat environments.

Jan. 4, 2019

Distribution’s Warner named DLA SNCO of the Year

Distribution's Current Operations non-commissioned officer-in-charge and senior enlisted advisor is DLA's 2018 Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the Year.

Nov. 8, 2018

Commentary: A veteran reflects on service, pride in fellow service members

Veterans Day honors the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The author shares why she joined the Army and continues to support fellow service members and veterans.

Nov. 1, 2018

Former retail leader teaches lessons in supply chain management

During an Oct. 30 professional-development session on supply-chain management at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams hosted Chris Sultemeier, former president and CEO of Walmart Transportation and later, executive vice president of logistics for Walmart Stores. Sultemeier relayed stories and advice from his 30-year career spanning military service and the private sector to leaders of DLA headquarters organizations and major subordinate commands.

Oct. 12, 2018

Visit to site of key World War I victory prompts reflection, appreciation

Nov. 11, 2018, marks not only Veterans Day but also the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Members of the DLA Europe and Africa Enterprise team recently visited the sites of the St. Mihiel Offensive — a key moment in the history of Europe and of the U.S. Army.

Aug. 8, 2018

New video showcases field support

The agency highlights its expeditionary support efforts in a new "Everywhere You Go" video clip set in rural Poland.