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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
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness
DoD support agencies
Secretary of Defense
US Joint Forces Command, Combatant Command, Functional/Unified
US Transportation Command, Combatant Command, Unified

Narrower Terms:

Common Logistics Command and Control System
Defense Distribution Center
Defense Energy Support Center
Defense Logistics Agency Central
Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa
Defense Logistics Agency Pacific
Defense Logistics Support Center
Defense Logistics Support Command
Defense National Stockpile Center
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
Defense Supply Center
Defense Supply Center (Columbus)
Defense Supply Center (Philadelphia)
Defense Supply Center (Richmond)

Related Terms:

1st Corps Support Command
Army Logistics Integration Agency
Army Strategic Logistics Plan
combat logistics support
combat support agency
DASA (Logistics)
DoD agencies
Global Transportation Network
Joint Logistics-Over-The-Shore
logistical service
Movement Tracking System
US Army Material Command, Combatant Command, Functional

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