405th AFSB accepts control of DOL mission in Europe

The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, partnered with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, now has command and control of Directorate of Logistics missions in the European theater.

“This transfer of DOL functions in theater greatly increases our mission and capabilities,” said Col. Ronald Green, commander of the 405th AFSB. “With the new mission, we now oversee a number of DOL operations, including food service, household goods operations and a myriad of other functions.”

The transfer of the DOL mission from Installation Management Command-Europe is in support of the DOL enterprise transformation, which is designed to align logistical support with core competencies, thereby increasing quality and efficiency and standardizing performance.

Green said that there are multiple benefits to the transfer, including standardizing processes, improving contract management and enhancing the quality and the visibility of DOL services.

“As the single logistics integrator in theater, we have the flexibility to support surge requirements, manage the workload across all maintenance and supply activities, create efficiencies by centralizing logistics oversight and disseminate quality standards and best practices throughout the Materiel Enterprise,” he said.

The transfer of the DOL missions to the 405th AFSB is intended to be seamless to ensure customers throughout the theater are not impacted.