Loglines. March - April 2011
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA
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At the Defense Logistics Agency, we often refer to ourselves as America s combat logistics support agency, but few of our customers know how important that phrase is to our ability to provide world-class warfighter support. Written into law in 1986, the combat support agency designation gives DLA a formal oversight relationship with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and allows combatant commanders to request specific support from the agency. The success of last year s troop surge in Afghanistan rests partly on DLAs shoulders, because as a combat support Navy Vice Adm. Alan S. Thompson, SC, USN Director, Defense Logistics Agency from the agency, our team members had a seat at the planning table with the Joint Chiefs of Staff s logistics team. Having access during the surge s planning stages meant DLA team members could accurately forecast increased demand for supplies like food and force-protection items and ensure adequate stock was available to sustain the newly expanded force.
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