ESC commander visits DDDK
By United States Army Lt. Col. Robert B. Maurio
United States Army Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Harvey, commanding general of 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, or ESC, recently visited Defense Distribution Depot Korea, or DDDK. The visit included briefings in storage, packing, receiving, world-wide express, the Theater Consolidation and Shipment Point, or TCSP, and retrograde. A number of United States and Korean employees participated in the briefings. Harvey concluded his visit with a discussion on contingency operations that included United States Army Lt. Col. Robert B. Maurio, DDDK commander, Pete Halseth, DDDK deputy commander, and United States Army Lt. Col. Gene Warren, Defense Logistics Agency Pacific Korea commander.
Overall, Harvey was impressed with the support DDDK provides the Korean Theater of Operations from the depot and the TCSP.
DDDK space constraints in both storage and the TCSP were discussed. As a result, Harvey authorized a third-party space assessment that will begin in January 2010 and capture the long term facilities requirements of the major activities on Camp Carroll.
Additionally, Soldiers from the 551st Inland Cargo Transfer Company, a transportation company in the 19th ESC, provide support for DDDK on a daily basis. These Soldiers work primarily in the TCSP and provide great support to the TCSP team. In return, the Soldiers receive excellent on-the-job training that directly relates to their military occupational specialty tasks. Harvey supports the partnership between the 551st ICTC, ESC, and DDDK.
United States Army Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Harvey receives a briefing in a Defense Distribution Depot Korea warehouse.
United States Army Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Harvey receives a briefing on retrograde during his recent visit to the Defense Distribution Depot Korea.