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Industriousness: Hallmark of the DoD Logistician

On long car trips when I’m the driver and my passenger(s) are occupied with their smart devices, I often pass the time by observing the slogans of commercial logistics companies painted on the sides…

Industriousness: Hallmark of the DoD Logistician

Crew chief launching an F-15
Shawn Harrison

On long car trips when I’m the driver and my passenger(s) are occupied with their smart devices, I often pass the time by observing the slogans of commercial logistics companies painted on the sides of tractor-trailers. One in particular, “Logistics for the Industrious” (a slogan trademarked by Venture Logistics) caught my attention and made me think about the actions and attitude of DoD Logisticians.

Industrious, which means diligent and hard-working, is evident across the four workforce categories of Maintenance Support, Supply Management, Deployment/Distribution/Transportation, and Life Cycle Logistics. In maintenance shops, warehouses, transportation hubs, and program offices, you needn’t look hard to find logisticians hard at work planning and delivering affordable and effective product support for DoD weapon systems.

Lt Gen Leo Marquez, often referred to as the Air Force’s ‘godfather of logistics’ once said, “If our aircraft, missiles, and weapons are the teeth of our miliary might, then logistics is the muscle, tendons, and sinews that make the teeth bite down and hold on – logistics is the jawbone!”

So during this holiday season, we give a shout out to DoD logisticians who support America’s fleets of aircraft, ships, combat vehicles, missiles, space systems, and other warfighting and support systems that enable our Warfighters to be ready to “fight tonight.”

 

NOTE: The reference to Venture Logistics trademarked slogan, “Logistics for the Industrious” does not constitute DoD or DAU endorsement of capabilities, products, or services of the company.