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September 28, 2012

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DOL to report to Army Materiel Command

Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Logistics (DOL), along with DOL organizations throughout the Army, will transition to command and control of the Army Materiel Command (AMC), effective Oct. 1.
PHOTO: A contracted employee with BSA/LB&B wraps a pallet for shipment. Photo by Rob Schuette
Tom Habhegger, a contracted employee with BSA/LB&B providing services for the Directorate of Logistics, wraps a pallet for shipment in a Directorate of Logistics general purpose warehouse section.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)

Fort McCoy DOL Director Layne Walker said the action was finalized in a memorandum of agreement between the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and AMC. At Fort McCoy, the action means the DOL will be aligned with the AMC instead of IMCOM.

“The DOL will continue to perform the standard common levels of support services we have been providing at the installation,” Walker said. “The main impact to our customers is that funds for reimbursable service requests now will be provided to the Army Sustainment Command instead of to Fort McCoy.”

DOL services provide necessary logistical and maintenance support to the work force and training population at Fort McCoy. Examples include the Central Issue Facility, retail supply operations, asset management (also known as property book), laundry and dry cleaning services for linen supply in the barracks, food service, materiel maintenance support (Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity/garrison maintenance support), transportation services and ammunition supply services (Ammunition Supply Point).

Everyone in the Fort McCoy community, including Soldiers, training personnel, and military and civilian members of the work force, likely has used or will use DOL services at some point, Walker said.

Beginning Oct. 1, the DOL will report directly to the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Other Army Reserve DOL organizations in this category include Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; Army Support Agency Joint Base McGuire/Dix, N.J.; Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.; and Fort Devens, Mass.

This structure will streamline DOL’s reporting procedures, Walker said, instead of reporting to the 406th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C., as originally planned.

The Fort McCoy DOL organization will be a tenant organization, not a garrison directorate, after the transition is complete.
For now the organization name will not change, but in the future it will be called the Logistics Readiness Center.

The transition isn’t expected to impact the size of the DOL work force, Walker said.

“Customers will not experience service gaps in the new system,” he said. “There will be some service changes due to the transfer to AMC and future budget reductions, but the goal is to make the change transparent to the transient training customers.”

Currently, the organization names, buildings, phone numbers, etc., are not expected to change. The main DOL building is 2171, with a main telephone contact number of 608-388-7475.

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