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Defense Supply Agency

The Defense Supply Agency (DSA) was established on Oct. 1, 1961, and began operations on Jan. 1, 1962. On Jan. 1, 1977, DSA was renamed the Defense Logistics Agency. [1]

Supply Centers

  • initial
    • Defense Clothing and Textile Supply Center, Philadelphia, PA
    • Defense Construction Supply Center, Columbus, OH
    • Defense General Supply Center, Richmond, VA
    • Defense Medical Supply Center Brooklyn, NY
    • Defense Petroleum Supply Center Washington, DC
    • Defense Subsistence Supply Center, Chicago, IL
    • Defense Traffic Management Service, Washington, DC
    • Defense Logistics Services Center, Washington, DC
  • additional
    • Defense Industrial Supply Center, Philadelphia, PA
    • Defense Electronic Supply Center, Dayton, OH
    • Defense Automotive Supply Center, Detroit, MI


  • MacNamara, Robert T. Defense Supply Agency. 1962. [HathiTrust]
  • An Introduction to the Defense Supply Agency. 1976. [HathiTrust]
  • Next Steps for Managing Defense Agencies, Field Activities, and Support Process. 2001. [pdf]