Our forces operate in every corner of the Earth … in some of the most austere conditions in the world. Logisticians make sure they have what they need to operate, whether it is on a mountaintop in Afghanistan, in the middle of the Pacific or supporting our interagency partners at the bottom of the world in Antarctica.
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Defense Logistics Agency Director, Navy Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek, recently visited DLA personnel and work areas in Afghanistan. During a brief visit to the DLA disposition services yard at Bagram Airfield, Vice Adm. Harnitchek saw the disposition process for battle damaged vehicles, and other unusable material and equipment.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is in the thick of it, but we are not alone. Our talented team depends on collaboration with our coalition partners, our interagency teammates, the many members of the “Log Nation” in the Department of Defense, and commercial industry to deliver the right item at the right time at the right place. It is through the strength of our collaborative relationships that we can continue to say “yes” to those we serve.
Our relationship with Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) is an example of the close partnerships we maintain. Together, we make certain there is a steady flow of critical repair parts, consumable items, food, clothing, and fuel to all of our shipmates conducting operations worldwide.
The critical partnerships we maintain with the military services, combatant commands and many other federal agencies as we take a whole-of-government approach to logistics ensure we work toward a common goal. While DLA is America’s combat logistics agency, we do not do it alone. We can say “yes” because the “Log Nation” team, including NAVSUP, is focused on the right things and together, we deliver.
By Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek, Director, Defense Logistics Agency