The Defense Logistics Agency has appointed Ben Harvey, former logistics planner at the Army Materiel Command, as deputy director for DLA’sÂ distributionÂ unit inÂ Richmond, Virginia.
Harvey held a variety of positions in the U.S. Army, such as tank company executive officer for the 24th Infantry Division, tank company commander in the 3rd Infantry Division,Â J5 future plans officer and J9 Director for DLA Distribution headquarters,Â DLA said Tuesday.
He is a former range safety officer at the Wildflecken Training Area,Â cavalry headquarters troop commander in 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment andÂ J3 planner in Joint Task Force Civil Support.
He wasÂ assigned to several local and international U.S. camps and took part in the Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom operations.
HarveyÂ was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal with âVâ Device, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism and the Korean Defense Medal.