Military Uniform Procurement: Questions and Answers
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Military uniforms are procured through the Defense Logistics Agency DLA, an agency of the Department of Defense DOD. DLA is DODs largest combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support for the United States U.S. military services, civilian agencies, and foreign countries. With headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, DLA operates three supply centers, one of which is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia DSCP, in Philadelphia, PA. DSCP is responsible for procuring nearly all of the food, clothing, and medical supplies used by the military about 90 of the construction materiel used by troops in the field, as well as repair parts for aircraft, combat vehicles, and other weapons system platforms. DSCPs Clothing and Textile CT Directorate supplies more than 8,000 different items ranging from uniforms to footwear, and equipment. In FY2007, CT had over 2 billion in sales of clothing, textiles, and equipment to military personnel worldwide.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies