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Army Direct Ordering

What is it?
Army Direct Ordering is a streamlined supply program that enables deployed Soldiers to request replacement uniform and equipment items using a Web-based supply system. A Soldier places an order on the appropriate Web site. His or her supply sergeant then validates the requirement, and the requirement is sent directly to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). DLA then ships the items directly to the unit for issue to the Soldier.

What has the Army done?
The Army initiated this approach for Soldiers in deployed theaters as a pilot program with the intent to expand it if it proves successful.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
This system will be expanded Army-wide, but only after a system can be developed that supports property accountability and captures obligations and demands. This is being worked in coordination with DLA, central issue facility management systems, and Army Materiel Command central funding personnel. The Army plans to expand this to all Army Soldiers in FY09.

Why is this important to the Army?
This process will allow better support to the Soldier, reduce stock requirements at central issue facilities, and better support central management of organizational clothing and individual equipment.