Defense Logistics Agency
Definition/Scope: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) supplies the nation's military services and several civilian agencies with the critical resources they need to accomplish their worldwide missions. DLA provides wide-ranging logistical support for peacetime and wartime operations, as well as emergency preparedness and humanitarian missions. Since its creation in 1961, DLA has grown to become a worldwide logistics combat support operation. From its headquarters just outside Washington, D.C., DLA has a staff of about 21,000 civilian and military employees working in 48 states and 28 foreign countries. DLA does not have a presence in Iowa or Vermont. DLA supplies almost every consumable item America's military services need to operate, from meals to jet fuel. In short, if America's forces can eat it, wear it, drive it, or burn it, chances are that DLA helps provide it. DLA also helps dispose of materiel and equipment that is no longer needed.
Used For:Sustainment WFF
Broader Terms:Army Prepositioned Stock
Narrower Terms:Defense Distribution Center
Related Terms:1st Corps Support Command