Brigadier General Gavin Lawrence has assumed command of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support. It is an “honor and a privilege” to return to Philadelphia to lead a great organization with such an important mission Lawrence said. Lawrence, a native of Roslyn, Pennsylvania, and graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, took the helm of Troop Support during the ceremony held only six miles from his childhood alma mater. As the commander, he leads the largest federal workforce in Philadelphia with more than 2,000 employees and a $17.6 billion warfighter support mission. DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams presided over the ceremony.
DLA Troop Support is responsible for five supply chains that provide our nation’s military and government partners with: food and feeding equipment; clothing and textile items; construction and equipment materiel; medical materiel and pharmaceuticals; and industrial hardware consumable repair parts. DLA Troop Support provides more than $17 billion in support to 51,000 global customers through a network of 3,700 suppliers.