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image by Randy Young, 25 January 2015
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is headquartered at Fort Belvoir in
Springfield, Virginia, and is the part of the Defense Department that
provides supplies to the military services and supports their acquisition of
weapons, repair parts, and other materials. A forerunner of DLA, the
Munitions Board, was created following passage of the National Security Act
of 1947, which created the consolidated Department of Defense that we know
today. Over the years, the agency has morphed from the original Munitions
Board to the Defense Supply Management Agency in 1952, to the Office of the
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply and Logistics in 1953, to the
Defense Supply Agency in 1961, to the current DLA in 1977.
The flag of the Defense Logistics Agency features the agency's seal centered on a light blue field of the same shade as other Defense Department flags. The DLA seal shows a bald eagle displayed, sitting atop a shield with a dark blue chief and 13 vertical stripes - 7 white stripes and 6 red ones. Behind the eagle is a light blue field of the same shade as the flag, with 13 white stars. Arched above the whole scene is a gold ribbon with the words "DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY" in black, serif, capital letters.
Randy Young, 25 January 2015