DLA Organizations

DLA’s mission is to “deliver readiness and lethality to the Warfighter Always and support our nation through quality, proactive global logistics.” To accomplish this mission, DLA has a staff of about 25,000 employees divided into:

Major Subordinate Commands

DLA Aviation

Manages the supply chain for aviation weapons systems repair parts, flight safety equipment, maps, consumable hardware, environmental products and industrial plant systems.

DLA Disposition Services

Disposes of excess property by reutilization, transfer and demilitarization; conducts environmental disposal and reuse. 

DLA Distribution

Provides storage and distribution solutions and management, transportation planning and management, logistics planning and contingency operations; operates a global network of distribution centers.

DLA Energy

Manages the supply chain for petroleum and lubrication products, alternative fuel/renewable energy, aerospace energy; provides fuel quality/technical support, fuel card programs and installation energy services.

DLA Land and Maritime

Manages the supply chain for ground-based and maritime weapons systems repair parts, consumable hardware, small arms parts and fluid-handling systems.

DLA Troop Support

Manages the supply chains for food, textiles, construction material and medical supplies and equipment, including pharmaceuticals.

Regional Commands


The agency’s primary liaison to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, providing a unified DLA interface for warfighters throughout the area of responsibility.

DLA Europe & Africa

The agency’s primary liaison to U.S. European Command, NATO and U.S. Africa Command, providing a unified DLA interface for warfighters throughout the areas of responsibility.

DLA Indo-Pacific

The agency’s primary liaison to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Forces Japan and U.S. Alaskan Command, providing a unified DLA interface for warfighters throughout the area of responsibility.

Office Description
DLA Acquisition DLA Acquisition manages the establishment and operations of procurement policy and oversight for DLA's 5.2 million items managed.
Office of DLA the Chaplain The DLA Chaplains Office provides religious logistics support for Religious Affairs personnel, enabling the free exercise of religion across the Department of Defense.
DLA Equal Opportunity Employment DLA's Equal Employment Opportunity Diversity and Inclusion Office is a champion of equality, opportunity, and diversity.
DLA Finance DLA Finance enables DLA mission accomplishment through sound financial stewardship by providing financial management guidance, planning, advice, and analysis.
DLA General Counsel DLA General Counsel aims to be the premier Legal Services Agency within the Department of Defense, grounded in core values.
DLA Human Resources DLA Human Resources advises and assists the Corporate Board in building and sustaining an exceptional civilian and military workforce within DLA.
DLA Information Operations DLA Information Operations is the DLA knowledge broker, providing comprehensive, best practice Information Technology support to the DOD/DLA Logistics Business Community. 
DLA Installation Management DLA Installation Management provides security, installation, and facilities management support services to all DLA organizations. 
DLA Intelligence DLA Intelligence provides enterprisewide agency policy, program, and worldwide operational support for the following programs: Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Special Security Office.
DLA Joint Reserve Force The Joint Reserve Force of the Defense Logistics Agency represents Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps reservists working together to support the DLA mission worldwide.
DLA Legislative Affairs The DLA Legislative Affairs office provides advice and assistance to the DLA director, vice-director, executive board members and field activities on all matters with respect to congressional, White House and other political activities.
DLA Logistics Operations DLA Logistics Operations is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain management of the DLA nine supply chains, providing logistics and materiel process management policy, guidance, and oversight. 

DLA Public Affairs

The DLA Public Affairs Office provides world-class communications support to all aspects of the Defense Logistics Agency.
The Office of the Inspector General The DLA OIG Audit Division is the command assurance activity that performs independent internal audits, attestations, and advisory services.
Office of Small Business Programs The DLA Office of Small Business Programs is responsible for ensuring small businesses have an equitable, fair and impartial opportunity to participate in the DLA Acquisition Program.
DLA Transformation DLA Transformation leads agency programs by providing centralized management for policy development, performance monitoring, and integration across organizational boundaries.