Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna receives 2022 Commander In Chiefs award

Cris Collingwood//June 30, 2022

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna receives 2022 Commander In Chiefs award

Cris Collingwood//June 30, 2022

The Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna (DDCS), New Cumberland, has won the 2022 Commander in Chief’s Award for Installation Excellence from the U.S. Department of Defense. 


Neil Weaver

“The DDCS is very much deserving of this award, and we are proud of the outstanding work that they do,” said state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver. “Not only are they one of the main drivers of the economy in the area, but the work they do to provide the military with critical supplies helps keep us safe.” 

 DDCS provides installation management and services for the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest distribution center, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution Susquehanna. The organization is critical to national security and accounts for 40% of DLA’s distribution mission, he said. 

The Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations, DCED said.  

Installations compete on how well they achieve the department’s objectives in several areas of installation management, including: mission support, energy conservation, quality of life and unit morale, environmental stewardship, real property management, safety, health and security, communications, and public relations, the DECD said in a statement. 

 DDCS was recognized for a complete transformation and modernization effort of their Eastern Distribution Center. This building processes over 25% of all DLA distribution material.  

The five-year plan will integrate the latest supply chain technologies including automated guided vehicles, updated conveyance systems, and optimal storage areas enabling more product storage in the building as well as enhanced surge capability, DCED said.  

 DDCS was also recognized for COVID-19 vaccine delivery by its on-site staff through the pandemic. To date, the installation has enabled shipments of 1.23 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, over 1.1 million home test kits, 29.1 million face masks, and 7.9 million point of care testing components, DCED said.