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SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RECOMMENDATION:
1. Commodity Management Privatization
Recommendation: Realign Defense Supply Center Columbus, OH, Tobyhanna Army Depot,
PA, Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, PA, Naval Station Norfolk, VA, Marine Corps
Air Station Cherry Point, NC, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA, Robins Air Force
Base, GA, Anniston Army Depot, AL, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL, Tinker Air Force
Base, OK, Corpus Christi Army Depot, TX, Naval Station Bremerton, WA, Naval Station San
Diego, CA, Defense Distribution Depot Barstow, CA, Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin,
CA, and Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI, by disestablishing storage and distribution functions for
tires, packaged petroleum, oils, and lubricants, and compressed gases at each location.
2. Supply, Storage, and Distribution Management Reconfiguration
Recommendation: Realign Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA, by consolidating the supply, storage,
and distribution functions and associated inventories of the Defense Distribution Depot
Tobyhanna, PA, with all other supply, storage, and distribution functions and inventories that
exist at Tobyhanna Army Depot to support depot operations, maintenance, and production.
Retain the minimum necessary supply, storage, and distribution functions and inventories
required to support Tobyhanna Army Depot, and to serve as a wholesale Forward Distribution
Point. Relocate all other wholesale storage and distribution functions and associated inventories
to the Susquehanna Strategic Distribution Platform.
3. All other impacts to TYAD are as a result of other base realignments as noted below:
* Close Red River Army Depot, TX and relocate the depot maintenance of Tactical Vehicles to
Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA and Letterkenny Depot, PA
* Realign Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, CA and consolidate depot maintenance of
Electronic Components (Non-Airborne), Electro-Optics/Night Vision/Forward-Looking-
Infrared, Generators, Ground Support Equipment, Radar, and Radio at Tobyhanna Army
* Realign Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CA and relocate the depot maintenance of
Electronic Components (Non-Airborne), Fire Control Systems and Components, Radar, and
Radio to Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA
* Realign Lackland Air Force Base, TX, by relocating the depot maintenance of Computers,
Crypto, Electronic Components (Non-Airborne), and Radio to Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA;
and disestablishing all depot maintenance capabilities.
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JUSTIFICATION:
Commodity Management Privatization
Justification: This recommendation achieves economies and efficiencies that enhance the
effectiveness of logistics support to forces as they transition to more joint and expeditionary
operations. This recommendation disestablishes the wholesale supply, storage, and distribution
functions for all tires; packaged petroleum, oils and lubricants; and compressed gases used by the
Department of Defense, retaining only the supply contracting function for each commodity. The
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