Defense Distribution Depot- Tobyhanna welcomes new commander
July 27, 2009
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Lt. Col. Bruce B. McPeak took command of Defense Distribution Depot- Tobyhanna (DDTP) during a change of command ceremony on July 8. He replaced Lt. Col. Michael J. Talley, who is going on to become a student at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle.
McPeak began his Army career in 1981 as an air traffic controller. In 1987 he entered the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Science from the Metropolitan State College, Colo., in 1989. McPeak has held numerous logistics command and staff positions throughout the Army. His commendations include, but are not limited to, the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the Army Good Conduct and National Defense Service medals.
DDTP is a Tobyhanna Army Depot tenant activity responsible for receiving, storing and issuing communications-electronics systems, components, repair parts and equipment. The depot and DDTP are recognized as partners, providing excellence in communications-electronics systems integration, overhaul, repair, design, manufacture, fabrication and worldwide logistics supports.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,600 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.