Distribution Process Owner (DPO)
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components"). The term "Military Services," as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.
In the event of any conflict between this Instruction and existing DoD distributionrelated issuances, other than DoD Directives, this Instruction governs. Such instances shall be identified to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) for appropriate action, as required.
PURPOSE This Instruction:
Implements policy for overseeing, coordinating, and synchronizing the DoD-wide distribution processes, including force projection, sustainment, and redeployment/retrogr
Specifies the functional responsibilities of the DPO, and outlines the interface with the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). Pursuant to Reference (a), the Commander, United States Transportation Command (CDRUSTRANSCOM), is assigned the responsibility to serve as the DPO for the Department of Defense.