DynCorp International is featured in an article on the United States Army’s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) in the October issue of Military Logistics Forum Magazine.
The article cites DynCorp International as one of the three contractors that is currently providing support to the US and Coalition troops overseas under the LOGCAP IV contract. Among task orders awarded to DI on LOGCAP IV, the company supports the U.S. Army in Southern Afghanistan.
According to the article, under this task order, DI “is providing existing bases with operations and maintenance support, including facilities management, electrical power, water, sewage and waste management, laundry operations, food services, and transportation motor pool operations,” as well as construction services for other sites.
A.W. Short, DynCorp International LOGCAP Program Manager, commented, ““We have built over 40 camps,” said Short. “We do the maintenance on non-tactical vehicles, we run the motor pool and shuttle bus services. We operate the supply support activity, control cargo movements in the form of airlifts and truck movements. We are responsible for a very large number of containers. We are also responsible for inventory forecasting, project planning, and cost management and control.”
Using Local Resources to Save Money
The article also discusses how DI sources locally to reduce costs to the customer.
“We use host nation trucking as a cost-saving method,” said Short. “Just in the last six months we had 3,200 truck movements. Of those, 2,300 used host-nation trucking. This saved a substantial amount of money.”
DI’s LOGCAP team also aims to reduce demurrage costs by getting the 2,500 to 3,250 containers they move monthly back to their owners in a timely manner.
A Variety of Services
DynCorp International is also responsible for providing health, safety and environmental staff support; morale, food and laundry services; sewage; power generation; firefighting; water provision and internet services.
“We processed over a million requests for different things in the last six months,” said Short. “We ship equipment and supplies to over 1,200 unit addresses in southern Afghanistan. There is a lot of volume and lots of velocity in this operation. It comes at you very fast.”
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