SDDC honors high performing shippers
March 8, 2012
DENVER -- The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command honored 15 government shippers here today for outstanding performance with the Defense Transportation System throughout 2011.
SDDC's Shipper Performance Awards were presented by Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard, SDDC commanding general, at a special awards banquet during the command's 2012 Training Symposium.
"Shipper" refers to any government/vendor office or organization that books and moves cargo through the DTS, and the award recognizes organizations who consistently submit on-time and error-free data.
Awardees in the Small Shipper category are Defense Contract Management Agency General Dynamics, Lima, Ohio; Naval Explosive Ordinance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit--TWO, Virginia Beach, Va.; and U.S. Air Force 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Cargo Movement.
In the Medium Shipper category, awards were presented to Defense Commissary Agency Caribbean; Defense Contract Management Agency, Ohio; Defense Logistics Agency San Joaquin Distribution Center, Calif.
In the Large Shipper category, awardees are DLA Norfolk Distribution Center, Va.; Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Texas; and Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Calif.
In the Super Large Shipper category, awardees are DLA Susquehanna Distribution Center, Pa.; Defense Commissary Agency West and Defense Commissary Agency European.
And in the Shipper of Merit Category, awardees are Pine Bluff Arsenal Transportation Office, Ark.; Blue Grass Army Depot, Ky.; and U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, Heavy Tactical Vehicles, Ky.
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the Army Service Component Command of U.S. Transportation Command linking the Army's Materiel Enterprise and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise. This unique position allows SDDC to serve as a bridge - connecting the capabilities of these supporting enterprises to the requirements of the supported Combatant Commands.