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Marine Corps Logistics Command is currently the largest tenant organization aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Ga.
Under the command of Maj. Gen. Charles L. Hudson, MCLC provides worldwide, integrated logistics/supply chain and distribution management; maintenance management; and strategic prepositioning capability in support of the operating forces and other supported units to maximize their readiness and sustainability and to support enterprise and program level total life cycle management.
MCLC is comprised of four subordinate commands: Marine Corps Logistics Command Headquarters Group, Blount Island Command in Jacksonville, Fla., Marine Depot Maintenance Command and Marine Corps Logistics Command (Forward), which provides direct support to Marine Central Command’s operations in theater.
MCLC’s core competencies of supply, maintenance, distribution and prepositioning support are applied from its integrated strategic foundation (people, expertise and reach), resulting in activities that deliver solutions to the Marine Corps. This is what MCLC refers to as its “operational value.” MCLC serves as the Marine Corps’ operational logistics solution provider.
Along with its global reach and fiscal resources, MCLC integrates its core competencies to optimize readiness for the operating forces. MCLC’s fundamental reason for existence is embodied in its focus on the private first class and lance corporal walking point, in harm’s way.
Marine Corps Logistics Command Headquarters Group
Marine Corps Logistics Command Headquarters Group is MCLC’s command structure that ensures adherence to the Marine Corps’ professional standards and training requirements, maintains good order and discipline, and provides for the health, welfare and safety of all Marines assigned to the command. Under the leadership of a colonel and sergeant major, the group is every MCLC Marine’s formal chain of command.
Blount Island Command
Blount Island Command is the hub of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program and a key enabler to the expeditionary forces. BICMD is a strategic asset for the Marine Corps, providing technical assistance to Marine Expeditionary Force commanders for all aspects of planning, deployment and sustainment of prepositioned assets, allowing flexibility and directly supporting power projection during a crisis anywhere in the world.
Access to a large industrial base and Navy support structure provides an advantage not readily available to other sites.
The private slipway with five large vessel berths, just seven miles from the St. John’s River outlet, presents an excellent site for offloading of the three Maritime Prepositioned Ship Squadrons and other ships carrying retrograde equipment. This program also includes the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway.
Marine Depot Maintenance Command/Production Plant Albany
Production Plant Albany’s motto says it all: “What YOU do is IMPORTANT. Every day a MARINE’S LIFE will depend on it!” Marine Depot Maintenance Command is a multi-commodity maintenance repair facility located in Albany, Ga., and Barstow, Calif., that supports the Marine Corps and other customers with the repair of ground combat and combat support equipment. As an integral part of Marine Corps Logistics Command, Production Plant Albany and Production Plant Barstow provide critical support to the equipment currently used in overseas contingencies operations.
With a mix of about 2,800 civilians, contractors and active-duty Marines, MDMC concurrently works more than 490 different lines at one time. MDMC personnel repair and remanufacture all types of military ordnance, motor transport, engineering, general purpose, electronic and communication equipment.
This includes major end items and various secondary depot reparable components. MDMC’s staff also provides calibration support and Inspect -and-Repair-Only-As- Necessary support to various Marine Corps customers as well as prepares for shipment and care-in-store support to remote storage activities.
More than 80 percent of its workforce is cross-trained to work in more than one commodity area. With this type of diversity, the workload here can be adjusted literally overnight to meet the missioncritical requirements of national security or power projection.
MDMC’s multi-commodity maintenance concept works — it is responsive to the Marine Corps’ requirements, is paid for with less than 1 percent of the total Department of Defense dollars dedicated to depot maintenance, and it is an integral part of the nation’s 9-1-1 force-in-readiness.
Production Plant Albany, formerly known as Maintenance Center Albany, was established on Feb. 1, 1954, as the Repair Branch, Marine Corps Depot of Supplies, Albany, Ga., and it began repair production on Oct. 1, 1954. On July 1, 1956, the name changed to Repair Division, and during July 1968, it became an Industrial Fund Activity, which meant it operated its business using the financial principles and practices commonly found in the private sector.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Repair Division provided significant depot support to Marine Forces worldwide, including the Vietnam conflict. Today, the command continues to accomplish a variety of innovative projects and support activities.
Maintenance Center Albany received a Meritorious Unit Commendation in August 2002 for providing more than 1 million pounds of armor kits for vehicles involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Other notables include:
• 2004: PPA was presented a Meritorious Unit Commendation from the Secretary of the Navy for providing, under cost and under budget, more than 1 million pounds of armor kits for vehicles involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
• 2005: Secretary of Defense Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence. This prestigious award recognized PPA for outstanding maintenance contributions within the Department of Defense.
• 2006: Marine Logistics Unit of the Year
• 2007: A second Robert T. Mason Award for its design and prototyping effort of several different Marine Corps requirements
• 2008: Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization’s Achievement Award, which represents the best organization in improving efficiencies in production facilities
• 2008 & 2009: Joint Depot Maintenance Excellence Award (Individual)
• 2009: Robert E. Fox Award for Management Excellence
• 2009: Marine Corps Merit Award for Safety
• 2010: Excellence in Innovation
• 2010: Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission award for Excellence in Innovation
• 2010: OSD Continuous Process Improvement Award
• 2010 and 2012: Manufacturer of the Year
• 2011: Marine Corps Continuous Process Improvement Excellence Award
• 2011: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Award
American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2317
The American Federation of Government Employees is the largest federal employee union representing more than 600,000 federal and Washington, D.C., government workers nationwide and overseas. Employees in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.
The union is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and divided into 12 geographical districts consisting of some 1,100 locals. More than one-half of AFGE’s members are consolidated into agencywide bargaining units. Agencies with the highest concentration of union membership include the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Justice.
AFGE, Local 2317 is located in the fifth district and the district vice president is Everett Kelly, whose office is in Atlanta, Ga.
AFGE, Local 2317 is currently one of the largest local unions representing approximately 2,200 bargaining unit employees here that include Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Non- Appropriated Fund Instrumentality and Marine Corps employees.
AFGE, Local 2317 is located in Building 3600 and its phone numbers are (229) 435-3800 and (229) 639-5526.
Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services
Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services, formerly known as Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, should be your first source of supply. Any equipment located on its website can be obtained and shipped to Department of Defense activities at no cost to your command to include shipping.
DoD activities are saving millions of dollars every year through the DLA Disposition Services “Reutilization Program.” From routine supply requirements to specialized equipment, a wealth of excess, “ready-to-reuse” property is received daily by DLA Disposition Services. By taking advantage of their Reutilization Program, DoD activities can reduce procurement costs and eliminate unnecessary repair dollars. Every dollar’s worth of property reutilized is a supply dollar saved.
Staff also provides the DoD best value services and delivers great performance to customers for the reuse, transfer, donation, sale or disposal of excess/surplus property. Marine units from around the world have taken advantage and reutilized DoD excess property. In the first two quarters of fiscal year 2012 more than $20 million worth of property has been reutilized back to the Marines.
Visit the website at www.dispositionservices. dla.mil/ and click on Property Search for Military, Federal, State and Special Programs link. From there, customers will find a wealth of services provided from conducting a property search, submitting a MILSTRIP requisition, or building want lists and much more.
MCLB Albany is serviced by DLA Disposition Services personnel from Fort Benning, Ga. Scrap metal will be accepted at the scrap yard on base, Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
For scrap metal turn-ins, call (706) 545-6027. To turn in usable property, call Disposal Service Representatives at (706) 545-7318, or (706) 545-6026. Fort Benning’s DSN is (835).
Dan McKinney, located at Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Fla., is the major command representative with DLA Disposition Services to the Marine Corps, and can be contacted at daniel.mckinney@dla. mil or by calling (904) 894-8235.
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Albany, Ga.
A distribution center of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, DLA Distribution Albany, Ga., is the primary source of wholesale and retail storage and distribution processes of secondary repair parts and expendables for the Marine Corps Logistics Command on Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga.
The wholesale storage and distribution section stocks a wide range of commonly ordered items by the military services and other Department of Defense customers. Items stored include meals ready-toeat, clothing and textiles, construction materials, electrical supplies, electronic components, secondary repair parts, as well as many more items. In addition to the basic receive, store and ship mission, DLA Distribution Albany, Ga., performs preservation and packaging; stock readiness inspection, unit, kit and set assembly; marking; and reclassification of material. The retail storage and distribution section stocks a wide range of retail items used in support of the Marine Depot Maintenance Command. Items stored include vehicle data plates, weapons parts, nuts, bolts and washers. DLA Distribution Albany, Ga., performs kitting and inventories of the lineside stock items in support of the various production lines located within the local maintenance activity.
The distribution center performs unique missions that include providing all transportation management functions for MCLB Albany and tenant activities, storing Nuclear Biological and Chemical Personal Protective Equipment, and supporting the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle project. Resources managed include special storage for radiological material, dehumidified storage for subsistence, and storage for textiles and clothing for all DoD services worldwide.
Defense Logistics Agency-Document Services
Defense Logistics Agency- Document Services is the primary source of full service document solutions for MCLB Albany and the tenants aboard the base.
In addition to printing and duplicating, there are a multitude of other documentrelated services including the building of libraries of digital documents allowing for online access, the provision of multifunction devices (that print from networks, copy, fax and scan) in the customers’ workspaces and conversion of paper documents to standard digital formats. With the large format document scanner, staff can scan or copy a wide range of sizes from 8.5 x 11 up to 36 x any length, with a resolution of 600 DPI, assuring excellent output to digital files or hard copies for distribution to many formats to meet customer requirements. Offline bindery such as screw posting, spiral binding, tape binding and stitching are available. Color printing, laminating and poster prints are also part of the many varied services offered. For example, the Electronic Document Management Service is used to assist the Defense Distribution Center in electronically capturing, processing, managing and storing millions of documents such as invoices, packing lists and bills of lading that help identify receipt, transportation and inventory transactions used in supplying U.S. military units.
A Web-based system for ordering services from DLA Document Services is available online at www.dso.documentservices. dla.mil. Following the user-friendly instructions, customers can design job specifications, submit a document file and receive a cost estimate prior to finalizing their orders. Customers can even electronically proof a job in progress. When print orders are completed, DLA Document Services will ship it to any location or have it ready for pickup at a convenient facility. DLA Document Services Online is designed for military and government agency customers. It meets all government security requirements, specifically for the Department of Defense.
Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency Humanitarian Assistance-Excess Property Program
The Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency Humanitarian Assistance – Excess Property Program at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., permits the DoD to make available, prepare and transport non-lethal excess property to foreign countries when requested by the Department of State.
Through the excess property program, DoD donates and distributes excess property to U.S. government efforts to avert humanitarian crises, promote democratic development and regional stability and enable countries to recover from conflict. Examples of excess property typically provided include medical equipment and supplies, generators and other electrical equipment, school supplies, tools, furniture, tents, blankets, sleeping bags and clothing.
Excess property made available for humanitarian relief purposes is transferred to the Department of State, which is responsible for the distribution to the intended recipient (normally a host nation government, a charitable-type organization, or a non-governmental organization).
When a natural disaster occurs, the HA-EP facilities can assist by providing disaster relief supplies such as medical supplies, tents, blankets and humanitarian daily rations. This way the program can also be used to stave off or mitigate the effects of acute crises and therefore minimize the need to deploy U.S. forces. The consolidated EP facility in Albany, Ga., prepares the property for shipment for U.S. Central Command and U.S. Southern Command recipients.
The HA-EP warehouse located in Okinawa, Japan, provides EP storage, refurbishment and shipment for U.S. Pacific Command. Additionally, the HA-EP warehouse located in Livorno, Italy, provides storage and shipments for U.S. European and African Commands.
Detachment 2, Supply Company, 4th Supply Battalion
The mission of Detachment 2, Supply Company, 4th Supply Battalion, is to field, train and provide qualified supply augmentees and capabilities to the active component; to assist and support 4th Supply Bn.
when tasked to serve as a Combat Logistics Regiment headquarters; to support 4th Supply Bn. in its mission to serve as the Marine Forces Reserve intermediate supply activity for designated classes of supply. Marines also work hand-inhand with the Marine Forces Reserve Critical Asset Rapid Distribution Facility aboard MCLB Albany in receiving, storing and accounting for and distributing various personal-issue items used by MFR Marines and Sailors for exercises and deployment.
The Marines hail from all over Southwest Georgia, North Florida and even parts of Alabama. The Marines come from various backgrounds and civilian occupations and are college students, firefighters, law enforcement officers, railroad workers, lifeguards, correction officers, accountants, mechanics and many more. The Marines bring so many different skill sets to the table that the unit is able to diversify its training with the opportunities that are available.
The detachment also aggressively supports and assists the base and local community in many ways. Some examples are (this list is not inclusive): providing color guard and funeral details, casualty assistance and the annual Toys for Tots Program, which provides gifts for underprivileged children of the community.
At the detachment, an Inspector-Instructor staff provides equipment, training, administrative and logistical support necessary for the Marines of Detachment 2 to accomplish their mission in the most efficient and proficient means possible.
General Account and Storage Operations Facility, Marine Forces Reserve, G-4 Supply Detachment-Albany
The General Account and Storage Operations Facility, Marine Forces Reserve G-4 Supply Detachment- Albany serves as an intermediate supply point for more than 180 MFR sites across the United States. Its 120,000-square-foot warehouse facility serves as a receiving, storage and distribution point for assets required by MFR units, with a focus on Class II individual combat equipment items. Additionally, it serves as the force storage facility for Initial Issue and Provisioning project codes.
For more information, call the officerin- charge at (229) 639-6596, the warehouse chief at (229) 639-5471, the supply administration office at (229) 639-6332, the warehouse office at (229) 639-5949 or the shipping office at (229) 639-6421.
Joint Program Executive Office-Chemical, Biological Defense Enterprise Fielding and Surveillance Directorate
On June 1, 2012, the Joint Program Executive Office expanded its current surveillance mission by integrating the JPEO-CBD Enterprise Fielding and Surveillance team, formerly known as the Joint Equipment Assessment Program and their proven surveillance processes into fielding events. Surveillance is a process that has been used to effectively gather data which, with appropriate analysis and interpretation, can provide an accurate, real-time evaluation of the performance condition of a CBD acquisition system. The JEFS team is working closely with JPM’s to execute this new responsibility in support of JPEO’s goal to deliver a more efficient and cost effective total package fielding process to the warfighter.
JEFS is also responsible for accountability and disposal of chemical, biological defense equipment and test management services throughout the Department of Defense.
Fielding and Surveillance Teams:
Conduct on-site Base Line Surveillance of Wholesale assets in conjunction with fielding events of newly procured items and material. Assist the Joint Project Managers and JPEO-CBD by identifying, reporting and analyzing production issues and deficiencies in an effort to improve product quality. The FST also provides support to the overall fielding event. By request, the FSTs will schedule and conduct CBD equipment surveillance site visits for the services. Surveillance site visits provide unit commanders with invaluable feedback on their CBD equipment readiness and also provide training to CBD personnel on proper care, maintenance and storage procedures for CBD equipment.
Test Management Services:
Develop and maintain technical expertise in support of DoD requirements for Production Lot, Fielding and Sustainment Testing as necessary to accomplish Total Life Cycle Management of CBRN-D Equipment.
Defense Accountability, Reutilization and Disposal:
Maintain accountability and proper disposal of all CBRN-D assets identified as controlled items. Maintain accurate records of receipt, inventory, disposal, training, recycle and serviceable assets. JEFS, DARD project will utilize better business practices for process improvement and cost efficiencies and ensure proper demilitarization or recycling of unserviceable CBRN-D equipment under their control.
Marine Corps Systems Command
Marine Corps Systems Command, in conjunction with the Corps’ Program Executive Officer Land Systems, outfits Marines with literally everything they drive, shoot and wear. Specifically, the command’s mission is to serve as the Department of the Navy’s systems command for Marine Corps ground weapon and information technology system programs in order to equip and sustain Marine forces with full-spectrum, current and future expeditionary and crisis response capabilities.
The command has management authority and accountability for assigned Marine Corps expeditionary forces weapon and IT system programs with the exception of naval aviation programs and that authority and responsibility specifically assigned to a PEO or direct reporting program manager.
MCSC also has dual-reporting responsibilities. For research, development and acquisition matters, Brig. Gen. Frank Kelley, MCSC’s commander, reports to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. For in-service support, execution of logistics sustainment and operating forces support, the commander reports to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
MCSC’s focus is the young Marine in harm’s way, protecting him or her, and providing this warfighter the wherewithal to execute the mission. With the help of contracted specialists, MCSC’s team of professional Civilian-Marines and active-duty Marines equips the warfighter to win. They listen, learn, research, develop, test, procure and sustain — whatever it takes to get Marines what they need, when they need it, and according to MCSC officials, they do it efficiently and for the best value possible.
Collectively, MCSC’s team of professional Civilian-Marines and active-duty Marines works hard to be timely and consistent in providing quality systems and equipment to the operating forces. They then expertly manage systems and equipment during their entire lifecycles.
The technological advantage MCSC provides helps Marines to shoot straighter, move faster and communicate more effectively so they can continue to win battles in every clime and place. The command cares deeply about each and every individual Marine and works hard on a daily basis with one thought in mind — that is, to provide Marines with the systems and equipment necessary to ensure they return home to their families safe and sound.
MCSC’s headquarters is located at Hospital Point on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., with subordinate organizations located in California, Michigan, Florida, New Jersey and Georgia. MCSC personnel aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., are involved in the product support management of ground combat equipment and information technology systems. The roughly 300 Marines, Civilian-Marines and civilian contractors are structured under the command’s Competency Aligned Organization to be members of integrated product teams in support of the Marine Corps Program Management Offices, program managers and product managers.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
The mission of the Resident Officer in- Charge of Construction is to enhance the readiness and capabilities of supported commands by safely delivering quality services and construction on time and within budget. ROICC Albany is a field office and reports to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, headquartered at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.
The ROICC office is responsible for awarding and administering service, construction and engineering contracts at MCLB Albany.