DLA Personnel Take Part in Air Force Nuclear Weapons Mgmt Course; Terry Simpson Comments

mentorApproximately 30 Defense Logistics Agency employees who work in support of the Defense Department’s nuclear mission participated in a two-day course conducted by a U.S. Air Force mobile training team at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

A training group from the Air Force Nuclear College in New Mexico kicked off on Nov. 1 the Nuclear Management Executive Course that aims to help personnel manage and support nuclear weapons systems through acquisition, logistics, sustainment and maintenance activities, DLA said Tuesday.

The course also covers lifecycle planning, stockpile guidance and other issues related to nuclear weapons.

“This course gives those individuals who receive orders, process contracts or buy material a truer understanding of what they’re supporting and gives them an idea of the importance of what they do on a daily basis,” said Terry Simpson, deputy executive director of DLA’s Nuclear Enterprise Support Office.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch, director of DLA, established NESO in January 2015 as part of DLA’s logistics operations division in an effort to support DoD’s nuclear triad of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, ground-based bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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