Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Puget Sound
Definition/Scope: (DLA) The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution Puget Sound, Washington is a tenant command on Naval Base Kitsap and located next to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) and several other Navy activities. The distribution center is situated on the Sinclair inlet; part of the Puget Sound to the west of Seattle and northwest of Tacoma. Puget Sound evolved from the Physical Distribution Department of what was then known as the Naval Supply Center Puget Sound (NSCPS) in March of 1992 when the mission was transferred from the Navy to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under the Defense Management Review Decision 902.Serving as a forward distribution point for DLA and Service owned material, Puget Sound has more than 50,000 line items valued at more than $500 million dollars stored in warehouses and various open air storage in a 20 acre compound immediately adjacent to PSNS. The center is able to provide immediate support to industrial and warfighting customers, as well as, to disaster relief efforts. Direct support is provided for the various ships homeported in the Pacific Northwest, including Air Craft Carriers, Submarines and supply ships. Puget Sound employees receive and ship materiel consisting of a variety of products, ranging from 200,000 pound ships propulsion shafts to miniature electronic components. The distribution center is best known for its Nuclear Propulsion and Submarine materiel support.
Used For:Defense Distribution Depot Puget Sound WA
Acronym:DLA Distribution Puget Sound
Broader Terms:Defense Distribution Center
Related Terms:Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Albany