Marine Corps Logistics Command
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS COMMAND
Marine Corps Logistics Command is the largest tenant organization aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Ga.
Under the command of Maj. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw, LOGCOM 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.
LOGCOM is comprised of three subordinate commands: Marine Corps Logistics Command Headquarters Group, Blount Island Command in Jacksonville, Fla., and Marine Depot Maintenance Command.
LOGCOM’s core competencies of supply, maintenance, distribution and prepositioning support emanate from its integrated strategic foundation (people, expertise and reach), resulting in capabilities that deliver logistics solutions to the Marine Corps.
LOGCOM serves as the Marine Corps’ operational logistics solution provider. Along with its global reach and fiscal resources, LOGCOM integrates its core competencies to optimize readiness for the operating forces. With its global reach and institutional expertise, LOGCOM plays a critical role in sustaining the Marine Corps’ combat readiness.
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS COMMAND HEADQUARTERS GROUP
Marine Corps Logistics Command Headquarters Group is LOGCOM’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 LOGCOM Marine’s formal chain of command.
Blount Island Command
Blount Island Command (BICmd) manages the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program, a key enabler to expeditionary operations. 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 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. BICmd’s 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. BICmd also manages the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway and the Marine Expeditionary Unit Augmentation Program in Kuwait.
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 (MDMC) is the Marine Corps’ only organic ground combat equipment maintenance depot, Headquartered in Albany, Georgia with production plants located in Albany, Ga., and Barstow, Ca. As the only multi-commodity depot in the Department of Defense, MDMC supports the Marine Corps and other customers with the repair of ground combat and combat support equipment. As subordinate command and an integral part of Marine Corps Logistics Command, MDMC provides critical support to the equipment currently used in overseas contingency operations.
With a diverse workforce of over 2,700 civilians, contractors and active-duty Marines, MDMC concurrently works more than 400 different production lines at one time, producing over 13,000 pieces of equipment annually. As the Marine Corps’ organic depot maintenance provider, MDMC provides depot-level maintenance, rebuild and repairs, engineering, manufacturing, and other technical services to maximize readiness and sustainability of ground weapons systems and equipment to include Assault Vehicles, Combat Vehicles, ordnance Systems, Small Arms, Automotive Vehicles, Engineering Equipment, and Secondary Repairables. 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 mission-critical 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 4 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. Maintenance Center Albany received a Meritorious Unit Commendation in August 2004 for providing more than 1 million pounds of armor kits for vehicles involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Today, the command continues to accomplish a variety of innovative projects and support activities.
Other notables include:
- 2004: 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 the organization 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 and 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
- 2014: Marine Corps Ground Safety Award
- 2015: A third Robert T. Mason Award for its Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Program. MDMC is the only depot in the Department of Defense to win this prestigious award three times.
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 agency-wide 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.
AFGE, Local 2317 is currently the second largest local union, 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.
Visit the website at www.disposition services.dla.mil where customers will find information pertaining to the many services.
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. POC for Scrap Turn-ins is Dan Gibbs, 706-545-6027 or DSN 835-6027; cell 706-580-2778.
To turn in usable property, call Disposal Service Representatives at (229) 639-5848, (706) 545-7318, or (706) 545-6026, CP (706) 580-5008. Fort Benning’s DSN is (835). There is a representative from Fort Benning at MCLB Albany five days a week, Mondays through Fridays unless leave or holidays fall during those days. For more information, call (229) 639-5848 or CP (706) 580-5008.
Steve Nace, located at MCLB Albany, Ga., is the major command representative with DLA Disposition Services for the Marine Corps, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (269) 986-6699.
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 Marine Corps Logistics Command aboard 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-to-eat, 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 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 box fabrication. Resources managed include special storage for radiological material, dehumidified storage for subsistence, and storage for textiles and clothing for all DoD services worldwide.
It also facilitates the transportation for all in and outbound shipments of material for everyone on the base except the Marine Corps exchange and Commissary.
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 document-related 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
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, Combat Logistics Battalion 453
The mission of Detachment 2, Supply Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 453, is to train and field Selected Marine Corps Reserve Marines to augment the active-duty component by providing task-organized, direct support and intermediate-level ground supply support to the operating forces as well as being prepared to deploy worldwide as operational situations dictate.
The Marines hail from all over Southwest Georgia, North Florida, and even parts of Alabama. They represent various backgrounds and civilian occupations: college students, firefighters, law enforcement officers, railroad workers, lifeguards, correction officers, accountants, and mechanics. This diversity brings many additional skill sets to enhance their MOS and combat skills training. Thus, Detachment 2 is able to fully complete 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 less fortunate children in the Southwest Georgia area. 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 manner possible.
General Account and Reparable Issue Point, Supply Branch, Marine Forces Reserve G-4
The General Account and Reparable Issue Point serves as intermediate supply points for more than 156 Marine Forces Reserve sites dispersed 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 and Class IX consumable and reparable items. Additionally, the facility supports the storage and distribution of Initial Issue and Provisioning project codes for the Reserve Force.
For more information, call the officer-in-charge or the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge at (229) 639-6596/6595.
Joint Program Executive Office-Chemical, Biological Defense Enterprise Fielding and Surveillance Dir
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 Joint Project Managers 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 JPMs 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 its 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 weapons 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 weapons 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. MCSCalso has dual-reporting responsibilities. For research, development and acquisition matters, Brig. Gen. Joseph Shrader, 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 aboard 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.