The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has provided
the Nation’s Military with logistics support for over 40
Mission—To provide the best value logistics support to the Armed Forces, in peace and war… around the clock, around the world. Vision—Right Item, Right Time, Right Place, Right Price. Every Time… best value solutions for America’s Military.
DLA has four goals
Consistently provide responsive, best value supplies and services to our customers.
Leverage industry internal processes to deliver customer outcomes effectively and efficiently.
Ensure our workforce is enabled and empowered to deliver and sustain logistics excellence.
Secure and manage DLA resources effectively and efficiently.
Organization (Under USD (AT&L) and Agency structure)
Defense Logistics Agency is the largest U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) defense agency. The DLA Director reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized. DLA's origins date back to World War II when America’s huge military buildup required the rapid procurement of vast amounts of munitions and supplies.
Defense Logistics Agency procures, manages, stores, and distributes almost every consumable item the military needs to operate. Commodities include:
Maritime and land weapons systems support
General and industrial supplies
Defense Logistics Agency customers determine their requirements for materiel and supplies.