NDIA Great Lakes 10th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting: LTG Darrell K. Williams, Director - Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Gen. Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret), President & CEO - NDIA. 08.22.2019.
Thank you for joining us in Brookfield, WI, for networking, corporate match-making, supply chain panel discussions, and our special guest speakers!
Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams (see full bio) is the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), with headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He provides strategic leadership for the Defense Department's combat support agency for worldwide logistics. LTG Williams directs nine supply chains supporting the U.S. military, as well as federal, state, local and international partners. DLA provides food, medical material, uniforms, and construction equipment, 98% of the Defense Department's fuel, and the majority of spare parts for military weapons systems. He oversees the National Defense Stockpile, an international network of 25 distribution centers, and the Department's process for reverse logistics. He leads a global, expeditionary workforce of over 25,000 military and civilians.
General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (see full bio) became president and chief executive officer of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) June 15, 2017. Carlisle came to NDIA after a 39-year career in the Air Force, from which he retired as a four-star general in March 2017. His last assignment was as commander, Air Combat Command (ACC) at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Prior to serving as the ACC commander, Carlisle was the Commander of Pacific Air Forces; the Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii... Carlisle served as director of operational planning, policy and strategy; deputy chief of staff for air, space and information operations, plans and requirements; and twice in the plans and programs directorate. He also served as deputy director and later director of legislative liaison at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.