The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continues working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Summer Food Service Program. This year, a record $6.7 million is allocated for the program, up from $460,000 last year, and more states have joined than ever before.
For his first address to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support workforce, new Commander Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley emphasized starting with “why” during a town hall event June 25 in Philadelphia.
As part of President Joe Biden’s strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provided over 400,000 adult and youth face masks in May to 16 Philadelphia community centers.
Joint Reserve Force Director Navy Rear Adm. Grafton Chase hosted 100 reserve leaders from six major subordinate commands during a virtual and in-person Annual Leadership Review June 3-6 at Fort Belvoir.
BODY: Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said goodbye to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support during a relinquishment of command ceremony in his honor May 14 in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked Lawrence’s transition from DLA Troop Support after serving nearly two years and guiding the organization through the challenges of a pandemic while providing more than $19 billion per year in support to the warfighter and nation while improving the culture of the team.

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Business process analysts help keep DLA procurement systems humming
Defense Logistics Agency business process analysts pose for a group photo.
July 14, 2021 - Business process analysts throughout DLA ensure the dozens of systems acquisition specialists use to make almost 10,000 buys daily are running smoothly.

DLA Troop Support News

Meet the New Commander: An Interview with Army Brig. Gen. Eric Shirley
Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, the new Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, recently took time to discuss his goals and visions for the new agency during an in-depth interview with the Public Affairs Office in Philadelphia. He took over the agency as commander on June 22, 2021.
July 29, 2021 - Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley, the new Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support commander, discusses his goals and visions for the agency during an in-depth interview with the Public Affairs Office.

OMB: DLA Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program – ‘Best in Class’
Senior Airman Raina Hornbuckle, 22nd Medical Support Squadron medical logistician journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Ariana Vega, 22nd Medical Group medical logistician apprentice, look through medical supplies at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., March 11, 2019. Thousands of deliveries like this each year are made possible by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical’s Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program named “Best in Class” by the Office of Management and Budget in July 2021.
July 19, 2021 - “Best in Class,” a designation by the Office of Management and Budget, represents a preferred government-wide solution and provides a unique opportunity to leverage the government's buying power. And the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical team just earned it, again.

DLA Troop Support provides fresh fruits, vegetables for record-breaking USDA summer program
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continues working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Summer Food Service Program. This year, a record $6.7 million is allocated for the program, up from $460,000 last year, and more states have joined than ever before. (Photo from US Department of Agriculture)
July 15, 2021 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continues working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Summer Food Service Program. This year, a record $6.7 million is allocated for the program, up from $460,000 last year, and more states have joined than ever before.

Priorities, vision set at new Troop Support commander’s town hall
DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley hosted his first town hall June 25, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pa. During the event Shirley discussed his priorities and vision for leadership, including mission accomplishment and everyday enterprise excellence.
July 1, 2021 - For his first address to the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support workforce, new Commander Army Brig. Gen. Eric P. Shirley emphasized starting with “why” during a town hall event June 25 in Philadelphia.

DLA CENTCOM and SOCOM Commander visits Troop Support
Army Col. Gerard Acosta, the Defense Logistics Agency’s U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command Commander, met with DLA Troop Support senior leaders June 23.
June 25, 2021 - Army Col. Gerard Acosta, the Defense Logistics Agency’s U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command Commander, met with DLA Troop Support senior leaders June 23.