In 2009, Dr. Stephen Rutner put his teaching career on hold for his second tour at the Port of Ash Shuaibah in Kuwait. Today, he's back in the classroom with tales from the war zone—in the most literal sense.
He has P&L responsibility for an operation roughly the size of a Sunoco or Lockheed Martin. But Vice Admiral Alan Thompson says his top priority is making sure the Defense Logistics Agency does what's right for America's armed forces.
With a deadline less than three years away, a team of U.S. Army specialists is racing to bring the Iraqi Army up to speed on military logistics. Despite a Humvee-load of challenges, it's on track to meet that goal.
There's no magic in the process, or the buildings, or the technology used at the military's sprawling distribution complex near Harrisburg, Pa. It's the ethic that pervades the DDSP that makes the operation something special.