McMillan named DDAA DCO
April 15, 2010
- Paul McMillan became deputy commander of DDAA on Feb. 15, bringing 29 years of service in logistics to his new job.
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala - Paul McMillan became deputy commander of Defense Distribution Depot Anniston on Feb. 15, bringing 29 years of combined military and civilian service in logistics to his new job.
DDAA, a tenant at Anniston Army Depot, provides distribution and industrial services for combat vehicles, weapons systems, small arms and missile systems for the U.S. military. It is under the command of Defense Logistic Agency's Defense Distribution Center, which has organizations at 25 depots around the world.
McMillan is a retired Air Force chief master sergeant who served in supply and logistics throughout his 26-year military career. Retiring from the Air Force in 2006, McMillan began his civilian career in 2007 at Defense Distribution Depot Corpus Christi in Texas.
Two years later, McMillan was asked to serve as operations officer for Defense Distribution Depot Europe, located in Germersheim, Germany.
"Paul is an experienced leader who has served at two other DDC depots and comes to DDAA possessing a vast knowledge of distribution operations that will help the organization as we strive to continuously improve our support to the customer," said Lt. Col. Craig King, DDAA's commander.
McMillan replaces Debra McBeath as deputy commander. In January, McBeath accepted a promotion at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
McMillan said the DDAA workforce is already a proficient and well-trained team. He plans to help them take advantage of every opportunity to improve upon the procedures already in place.
"The DDAA team really provides exceptional service to the customer, whether that customer is the warfighter or the depot," he said. "Any chance we have to improve our velocity and efficiency is what I'd like to pursue while I'm here."
During his first month on depot, McMillan toured the installation and saw both the work his staff in DDAA does as well as the work done by ANAD to maintain, repair and overhaul combat vehicles and weapons. Though he was familiar with maintenance depots through his work at DDCT, he was pleased by the employees' level of expertise.
"I'm very impressed both with what the DDAA team brings to logistics and warfighter support as well as what the depot does," he said. "The repaired product that comes off the assembly line is incredible. It's better than a new supplier."