Afghanistan Advisory Services

In support of C5ISR operations, DGC International provided the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan with Atmospheric Advisors. In additional to their other professional duties, Atmospherics Managers trained Local Advisors on the basics of data collection techniques, records retention, management of sources, and security procedures. The DGC International Atmospherics Advisors:
  • Advised about the development and management of relationships with influential local leaders.
  • Analyzed and disseminated atmospheric information.
  • Tracked and measured trends in local sentiment.
  • Provided professional advice about cultural, social, religious, political, economic, security and tribal matters and communication strategies.
To staff this 20 person job, we relied heavily on the recruiting and hiring processes outlined in DGC International’s 9001 Quality Management System.  The candidates were then carefully screened and vetted; whenever possible, we hired veterans for this task. To execute this work, DGC International received an interim Top Secret Facility Clearance, and conformed fully to all applicable Defense Security Service and National Institute of Standards and Technology policies.

Afghanistan Advisory Services

In support of C5ISR operations, DGC International provided the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan with Atmospheric Advisors. In additional to their other professional duties, Atmospherics Managers trained Local Advisors on the basics of data collection techniques, records retention, management of sources, and security procedures. The DGC International Atmospherics Advisors:

  • Advised about the development and management of relationships with influential local leaders.
  • Analyzed and disseminated atmospheric information.
  • Tracked and measured trends in local sentiment.
  • Provided professional advice about cultural, social, religious, political, economic, security and tribal matters and communication strategies.
To staff this 20 person job, we relied heavily on the recruiting and hiring processes outlined in DGC International’s 9001 Quality Management System.  The candidates were then carefully screened and vetted; whenever possible, we hired veterans for this task. To execute this work, DGC International received an interim Top Secret Facility Clearance, and conformed fully to all applicable Defense Security Service and National Institute of Standards and Technology policies.

Afghanistan Fuel Facility Expansion

To ensure that DGC International’s clients received consistent, high quality products and services, we added new fuel storage facilities and expanded our capabilities to become a DLA Energy-approved A-lab facility.  In our A-lab, which adheres to quality specifications and regulatory standards (including ASTM, ISO, and IP),  DGC International professionals trouble shoot, resolve trace contamination issues, and generate detailed fuel analysis reports for the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy.  As part of this expansion effort, DGC International also added more transport routes and additional staff. To understand the importance of this facility expansion, one must remember that, prior to 2013, fuel earmarked for Afghanistan was often tested in Dubai or Athens.  With the expansion of DGC International facilities, that vital testing could now be done in Afghanistan itself – minimizing costs and potential delays and greatly enhancing customer service.

Afghanistan Fuel Facility Expansion

To ensure that DGC International’s clients received consistent, high quality products and services, we added new fuel storage facilities and expanded our capabilities to become a DLA Energy-approved A-lab facility.  In our A-lab, which adheres to quality specifications and regulatory standards (including ASTM, ISO, and IP),  DGC International professionals trouble shoot, resolve trace contamination issues, and generate detailed fuel analysis reports for the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy.  As part of this expansion effort, DGC International also added more transport routes and additional staff. To understand the importance of this facility expansion, one must remember that, prior to 2013, fuel earmarked for Afghanistan was often tested in Dubai or Athens.  With the expansion of DGC International facilities, that vital testing could now be done in Afghanistan itself – minimizing costs and potential delays and greatly enhancing customer service.

Afghanistan Fuels

In support of the coalition forces in Afghanistan, DGC International provides DLA Energy with fuel supply services. DGCI mobilized a logistics team to manage this multi-year contract.  To ensure the success of the mobilization, this team of professionals leveraged our exceptional logistics supply chain and ensured that our network of customs agents across Central Asia properly facilitated the movement of fuel from the refineries to Afghanistan. Our operational services include fleet management, warehousing of spare parts, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and fuel testing.  Each of our processes are executed under strict quality assurance/quality control; our commercial fuel testing capabilities are exceptional.

Afghanistan Fuels

In support of the coalition forces in Afghanistan, DGC International provides DLA Energy with fuel supply services. DGCI mobilized a logistics team to manage this multi-year contract.  To ensure the success of the mobilization, this team of professionals leveraged our exceptional logistics supply chain and ensured that our network of customs agents across Central Asia properly facilitated the movement of fuel from the refineries to Afghanistan. Our operational services include fleet management, warehousing of spare parts, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and fuel testing.  Each of our processes are executed under strict quality assurance/quality control; our commercial fuel testing capabilities are exceptional.

Afghanistan Sports Fields

The DGC International team designed and built out four Afghanistan sports park complexes in 2012.  The sites are located in Kabul, Jalalabad, and Mazar-e-Sharif, and are considered cornerstones of urban development in their communities. Each site includes basketball and volleyball court; a walking/jogging track; two restrooms; a small turf field; a coffee shop, and an administrative office. These sports fields provide a place for Afghan men, women, and children to play, meet, and enjoy the great outdoors. The DGC International team furnished all electrical, plumbing, site design, construction, maintenance, and logistics services. The services also included site design, AutoCad planographs, generator maintenance, site cleanup, security, and grounds maintenance. Because we constructed all sites simultaneously, this project required significant logistics and construction coordination.  DGC International mobilized nearly 200 personnel for this contract, including 185 local personnel and 15 international staff. This project was funded by the US Embassy Pubic Affairs Section – Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Sports Fields

The DGC International team designed and built out four Afghanistan sports park complexes in 2012.  The sites are located in Kabul, Jalalabad, and Mazar-e-Sharif, and are considered cornerstones of urban development in their communities. Each site includes basketball and volleyball court; a walking/jogging track; two restrooms; a small turf field; a coffee shop, and an administrative office. These sports fields provide a place for Afghan men, women, and children to play, meet, and enjoy the great outdoors. The DGC International team furnished all electrical, plumbing, site design, construction, maintenance, and logistics services. The services also included site design, AutoCad planographs, generator maintenance, site cleanup, security, and grounds maintenance. Because we constructed all sites simultaneously, this project required significant logistics and construction coordination.  DGC International mobilized nearly 200 personnel for this contract, including 185 local personnel and 15 international staff. This project was funded by the US Embassy Pubic Affairs Section – Afghanistan.

Airport Entry and Exit Services

As part of the Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States, DGC International was awarded a contract to provide complete Aerial Port of Debarkation/Embarkation (Entry/Exit) services at all major airports in Afghanistan – including Kabul, Kandahar, Bagram AB, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Herat. DGC International provided all training, management, and personnel services needed to mobilize the 5 sites across Afghanistan simultaneously. Each site team consisted of 7 people – who were recruited, badged, trained, and working within 30 days of contract award. Initially, we worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior, Afghanistan’s Border Police and NATO Resolute Support to develop the processes required to implement the new entry/exit procedures. DGC International’s program manager and site managers then worked with the Afghan Border Police, the Airport Authorities (under the auspices of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority), the National Directorate of Security, and members of the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure that all entry/exit procedures were safely, securely, and efficiently executed. Our training extended to the production and maintenance of printed media, including signage.

Airport Entry and Exit Services

As part of the Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States, DGC International was awarded a contract to provide complete Aerial Port of Debarkation/Embarkation (Entry/Exit) services at all major airports in Afghanistan – including Kabul, Kandahar, Bagram AB, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Herat. DGC International provided all training, management, and personnel services needed to mobilize the 5 sites across Afghanistan simultaneously. Each site team consisted of 7 people – who were recruited, badged, trained, and working within 30 days of contract award. Initially, we worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior, Afghanistan’s Border Police and NATO Resolute Support to develop the processes required to implement the new entry/exit procedures. DGC International’s program manager and site managers then worked with the Afghan Border Police, the Airport Authorities (under the auspices of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority), the National Directorate of Security, and members of the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure that all entry/exit procedures were safely, securely, and efficiently executed. Our training extended to the production and maintenance of printed media, including signage.

Aviation Depot Management

In support of our clients, we have successfully performed the following aviation depot management tasks:
  • Establish depot operations.
  • Provide all personnel with the skills, proper certifications, personnel protection equipment, and common hand tools to perform modifications, maintenance, inspections, and repair.
  • Ensure that all necessary work tasks, inspections, tests, and defect correction activities are satisfactorily performed.
  • Provide, supervise, and control all maintenance support personnel in accordance with all applicable requirements.
  • Respond rapidly to personnel surge requirements or compressed schedules.
  • Provide timely status reports.
  • Implement an ANSI/ASO/ISO-compliant Quality Management System to reduce risks during stand-up activities and/or transitions.
  • Obtain and maintain security clearances.
  • Establish and execute personnel security operations.
  • Safety execute a hazardous material management program.
  • As appropriate, obtain badges and access documentation for Government facilities used by personnel in support of depot operations.
  • Track, monitor, manage, control, and audit depot cost, schedule and performance down to the task level.

Aviation Depot Management

In support of our clients, we have successfully performed the following aviation depot management tasks:

  • Establish depot operations.
  • Provide all personnel with the skills, proper certifications, personnel protection equipment, and common hand tools to perform modifications, maintenance, inspections, and repair.
  • Ensure that all necessary work tasks, inspections, tests, and defect correction activities are satisfactorily performed.
  • Provide, supervise, and control all maintenance support personnel in accordance with all applicable requirements.
  • Respond rapidly to personnel surge requirements or compressed schedules.
  • Provide timely status reports.
  • Implement an ANSI/ASO/ISO-compliant Quality Management System to reduce risks during stand-up activities and/or transitions.
  • Obtain and maintain security clearances.
  • Establish and execute personnel security operations.
  • Safety execute a hazardous material management program.
  • As appropriate, obtain badges and access documentation for Government facilities used by personnel in support of depot operations.
  • Track, monitor, manage, control, and audit depot cost, schedule and performance down to the task level.

Bashur Iraq Fuels

Currently, DGC international is under a multi-year contract with DLA Energy to support warfighters in Northern Iraq.  Our highly experienced personnel provide a variety of services, including maintenance, spare part warehousing, fuel testing, fleet management, and quality assurance/quality control activities. Most critically, DGC International draws heavily on our well-developed supply chains and networks of customs agents across Iraq to facilitate the movement of fuel from the refineries to the Erbil International Airport.  DGC International has a long history of operating in Iraq and is one of the few fuel providers that has strong relationships in the Northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan.

Bashur Iraq Fuels

Currently, DGC international is under a multi-year contract with DLA Energy to support warfighters in Northern Iraq.  Our highly experienced personnel provide a variety of services, including maintenance, spare part warehousing, fuel testing, fleet management, and quality assurance/quality control activities. Most critically, DGC International draws heavily on our well-developed supply chains and networks of customs agents across Iraq to facilitate the movement of fuel from the refineries to the Erbil International Airport.  DGC International has a long history of operating in Iraq and is one of the few fuel providers that has strong relationships in the Northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan.

Central Supply Depot Services

This flagship contract, currently being executed in Kabul, Afghanistan is an outstanding example of the breadth and diversity of the training, operations, capacity building, and logistics expertise of DGC International. DGC International, an ISO 9001:2015 and TRACE Certified company, currently provides all services to properly and efficiently inventory and organize approximately 4,400 large (40-foot) containers in warehouses,  enter the inventory information into a Core IMS database, and train designated Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel at the Central Supply Depot (CSD) located in Kabul, Afghanistan. Within one month of contract award, DGC International had built out an inventory management and operations hub that can feed and train up to 100 personnel.  The state of the training center is equipped with new computer workstations for Core IMS training; the site also includes management offices, an inventory management office, a prayer room, and a kitchen. Currently, our staff inventories, categorizes, segregates, and repacks items prior to inputting relevant data about the items into the Core IMS database.  For added security, triplicate forms are filed in a locked safe.  These activities take place in an accountable, transparent, and highly visible environment. To date, DGC International has provided more than 1300 hours of training – including warehouse management, the foundations of stock control, and use of the Core IMS database – to 45 Afghan National Army soldiers (40 enlisted and 5 officers.)  Additionally, one ANA soldier received “train the trainer” instruction, and has now been deployed to provide instruction to other units. We have inventoried more than 3000 shipping containers, counted more than 27 million individual items, and inventoried more than 21,000 Line Items.  DGC International has also established 100% visibility of inventory in the container yard – and uses that visibility to help the ANA avoid the double-ordering of unit inventory items. However, more work must still be done.  DGC International’s formal instruction and on the job training will continue with ANA assets, and we are continuously establishing a greater accountability over inventoried items.  This work ensures the integrity and efficiency of our supply chains and offers the greatest possible support to our warfighters.

Central Supply Depot Services

This flagship contract, currently being executed in Kabul, Afghanistan is an outstanding example of the breadth and diversity of the training, operations, capacity building, and logistics expertise of DGC International. DGC International, an ISO 9001:2015 and TRACE Certified company, currently provides all services to properly and efficiently inventory and organize approximately 4,400 large (40-foot) containers in warehouses,  enter the inventory information into a Core IMS database, and train designated Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel at the Central Supply Depot (CSD) located in Kabul, Afghanistan. Within one month of contract award, DGC International had built out an inventory management and operations hub that can feed and train up to 100 personnel.  The state of the training center is equipped with new computer workstations for Core IMS training; the site also includes management offices, an inventory management office, a prayer room, and a kitchen. Currently, our staff inventories, categorizes, segregates, and repacks items prior to inputting relevant data about the items into the Core IMS database.  For added security, triplicate forms are filed in a locked safe.  These activities take place in an accountable, transparent, and highly visible environment. To date, DGC International has provided more than 1300 hours of training – including warehouse management, the foundations of stock control, and use of the Core IMS database – to 45 Afghan National Army soldiers (40 enlisted and 5 officers.)  Additionally, one ANA soldier received “train the trainer” instruction, and has now been deployed to provide instruction to other units. We have inventoried more than 3000 shipping containers, counted more than 27 million individual items, and inventoried more than 21,000 Line Items.  DGC International has also established 100% visibility of inventory in the container yard – and uses that visibility to help the ANA avoid the double-ordering of unit inventory items. However, more work must still be done.  DGC International’s formal instruction and on the job training will continue with ANA assets, and we are continuously establishing a greater accountability over inventoried items.  This work ensures the integrity and efficiency of our supply chains and offers the greatest possible support to our warfighters.

COMMAND Mobile Operations and Management System

As part of our dynamic C5ISR solutions set, DGC International distributes an exceptional data collection software solution developed by Tracen Technologies, Inc. COMMANDmobile ® combines three critical factors of mobile solutions – data capture, connectivity, and device management – to provide support for critical tasks such as mobile surveys, field surveillance, inventory management, workforce management, and monitoring and evaluation projects. Among its most important benefits are:
  • Workforce management improvement – With the GPS tracking and mapping feature, managers can direct tasks to field assets based on their locations.
  • Intelligent dispatching – Dispatching can take into consideration the current positions and workload of assets.
  • Productivity increases – Mobile field assets can provide real-time access to centralized back-end data stores.
  • Data transmission efficiency – Field assets can enter data once and quickly transmit it to multiple parties.
  • Error reduction – Data goes directly into the system from the source; errors introduced through data re-entry are eliminated.
  • Supporting Evidence - If a mobile device that includes a camera and GPS is selected, COMMANDmobile® permits supporting photographs to the collected data and adds a GPS location verification.

COMMAND Mobile Operations and Management System

As part of our dynamic C5ISR solutions set, DGC International distributes an exceptional data collection software solution developed by Tracen Technologies, Inc. COMMANDmobile ® combines three critical factors of mobile solutions – data capture, connectivity, and device management – to provide support for critical tasks such as mobile surveys, field surveillance, inventory management, workforce management, and monitoring and evaluation projects. Among its most important benefits are:

  • Workforce management improvement – With the GPS tracking and mapping feature, managers can direct tasks to field assets based on their locations.
  • Intelligent dispatching – Dispatching can take into consideration the current positions and workload of assets.
  • Productivity increases – Mobile field assets can provide real-time access to centralized back-end data stores.
  • Data transmission efficiency – Field assets can enter data once and quickly transmit it to multiple parties.
  • Error reduction – Data goes directly into the system from the source; errors introduced through data re-entry are eliminated.
  • Supporting Evidence - If a mobile device that includes a camera and GPS is selected, COMMANDmobile® permits supporting photographs to the collected data and adds a GPS location verification.

Erbil Iraq Fuels

With the award of the multi-year Erbil Iraq Fuels contract in late 2014, DGC International was able to capitalize on our long history of operating in Iraq to provide mission critical logistics and operational products and services to the warfighter. The task order-based agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency- Energy covers a variety of fuel supply operations and transportation services.  To deliver high quality fuels and related services on time, DGC International draws on its very strong supply chain in the region—particularly the Northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan.  To facilitate the movement of fuel from the refineries to the Erbil airport, DGC International makes heavy use of its network of customs agents. The stakes of this contract in this unsettled and dangerous working environment are high, as evidenced by the support that DGC International professionals provided to the Peshmerga during the 2015 ISIS offensive.

Erbil Iraq Fuels

With the award of the multi-year Erbil Iraq Fuels contract in late 2014, DGC International was able to capitalize on our long history of operating in Iraq to provide mission critical logistics and operational products and services to the warfighter. The task order-based agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency- Energy covers a variety of fuel supply operations and transportation services.  To deliver high quality fuels and related services on time, DGC International draws on its very strong supply chain in the region—particularly the Northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan.  To facilitate the movement of fuel from the refineries to the Erbil airport, DGC International makes heavy use of its network of customs agents. The stakes of this contract in this unsettled and dangerous working environment are high, as evidenced by the support that DGC International professionals provided to the Peshmerga during the 2015 ISIS offensive.

Exceptional Client Communications

DGC International knows that frequent and effective client communications are vital to successful business relationships.   Therefore, when our first management team deployed to Kabul, DGCI immediately began organizing and implementing a tailored client communication plan. A key component of this plan was establishing a direct line of communications with DLA Energy and all of the Forward Operating Bases to be serviced.  This would help ensure that the FOB requirements could be met without delay.  All relevant parties were provided with the contract particulars, and informed that managers would be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address issues and requests. These open lines of communication have been instrumental in resolving significant problems at the Forward Operating Bases.  For example, DGC International was once contacted by an FOB that urgently needed a fuel delivery to execute an operation.  This “heads up” allowed us to begin working the issue while the FOB Fuel Manager forwarded the request through channels to DLA Energy.  DGC International was thus able to start loading as soon as we received authorization from DLA.  We estimate that we were able to deliver the fuel 8 hours faster than if our first notification had come from DLA. It’s also important to note that heads up warnings can be critical due to scheduling constraints.  Transportation of fuel to Forward Operating Bases is subject to Afghanistan National Police rules that can allow trucks to travel only at set times of the day or night.  To ensure that DGC International can make urgent deliveries in the shortest possible time frame, we need “heads up” warnings as soon as possible. DGC International also uses client communication lines to ensure that we can meet requirements such as specific delivery times dictated by FOB security personnel or truck size limitations.  (40 foot trucks may not be permitted at some FOBs).  Due to operational circumstances, these access requirements have changed with very little notice.  However, because we communicated efficiently and effectively with the client, we were still able to deliver on time.

Exceptional Client Communications

DGC International knows that frequent and effective client communications are vital to successful business relationships.   Therefore, when our first management team deployed to Kabul, DGCI immediately began organizing and implementing a tailored client communication plan. A key component of this plan was establishing a direct line of communications with DLA Energy and all of the Forward Operating Bases to be serviced.  This would help ensure that the FOB requirements could be met without delay.  All relevant parties were provided with the contract particulars, and informed that managers would be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address issues and requests. These open lines of communication have been instrumental in resolving significant problems at the Forward Operating Bases.  For example, DGC International was once contacted by an FOB that urgently needed a fuel delivery to execute an operation.  This “heads up” allowed us to begin working the issue while the FOB Fuel Manager forwarded the request through channels to DLA Energy.  DGC International was thus able to start loading as soon as we received authorization from DLA.  We estimate that we were able to deliver the fuel 8 hours faster than if our first notification had come from DLA. It’s also important to note that heads up warnings can be critical due to scheduling constraints.  Transportation of fuel to Forward Operating Bases is subject to Afghanistan National Police rules that can allow trucks to travel only at set times of the day or night.  To ensure that DGC International can make urgent deliveries in the shortest possible time frame, we need “heads up” warnings as soon as possible. DGC International also uses client communication lines to ensure that we can meet requirements such as specific delivery times dictated by FOB security personnel or truck size limitations.  (40 foot trucks may not be permitted at some FOBs).  Due to operational circumstances, these access requirements have changed with very little notice.  However, because we communicated efficiently and effectively with the client, we were still able to deliver on time.

Forward Deployed Fuel Farms

As part of our support to Operation Inherent Resolve forces, DGC International has established forward deployed fuel storage assets across Iraq.  These massive fuel bladders provide expeditionary and remote storage capabilities that are hundreds of miles away from traditional commercial fuel storage sites. In partnership with the Iraqi Air Force, DGC International has built out military grade bulk fuel farm facilities.  These facilities include storage for more than 2 million gallons of JP8 fuel; additive injection capability; life support; fuel testing and quality assurance support; truck yards and maintenance bays; and operation control rooms. These facilities are co-located with Iraqi and US military sites; this helps to reduce the supply chain risks associated with border closings, road closings, and refinery constraints.

Forward Deployed Fuel Farms

As part of our support to Operation Inherent Resolve forces, DGC International has established forward deployed fuel storage assets across Iraq.  These massive fuel bladders provide expeditionary and remote storage capabilities that are hundreds of miles away from traditional commercial fuel storage sites. In partnership with the Iraqi Air Force, DGC International has built out military grade bulk fuel farm facilities.  These facilities include storage for more than 2 million gallons of JP8 fuel; additive injection capability; life support; fuel testing and quality assurance support; truck yards and maintenance bays; and operation control rooms. These facilities are co-located with Iraqi and US military sites; this helps to reduce the supply chain risks associated with border closings, road closings, and refinery constraints.

Honduras Fuels

DGC International supports the Joint Task Force Bravo and US humanitarian mission in Honduras. (JTF-B is an expeditionary joint task force operating as a US Southern Command lead forward element in the Central American region.  It is intended to counter transnational and transregional threat networks, and to promote stability and security.) DGC International supports the Soto Cano base, and provides fuel supplies and logistics support for US military operations in remote areas of the country.  One such remote area is the “Gracia de Dios” jungle region in the far northeastern corner of the country.  Our supply chain includes our fuel terminal in Tela, the Mocoron delivery point, and multiple transportation loads.  The latter includes shipping fuel by barge to remote and austere environments. DGC International staff activities include fleet management, warehousing of spare parts, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and fuel testing.

Honduras Fuels

DGC International supports the Joint Task Force Bravo and US humanitarian mission in Honduras. (JTF-B is an expeditionary joint task force operating as a US Southern Command lead forward element in the Central American region.  It is intended to counter transnational and transregional threat networks, and to promote stability and security.) DGC International supports the Soto Cano base, and provides fuel supplies and logistics support for US military operations in remote areas of the country.  One such remote area is the “Gracia de Dios” jungle region in the far northeastern corner of the country.  Our supply chain includes our fuel terminal in Tela, the Mocoron delivery point, and multiple transportation loads.  The latter includes shipping fuel by barge to remote and austere environments. DGC International staff activities include fleet management, warehousing of spare parts, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and fuel testing.

Generator Retrograde

DGC International mobilized material handling equipment – including cranes, loaders, and container stackers – to support key warfighter logistics operations in Kabul, Kandahar, Karachi Port, and Jebal-Ali Port. DGC International also provided transportation assets (including flatbed trucks and lowboys) for overland shipping. Mobilization for the program occurred in two locations simultaneously (FOB Shank and FOB KAF) and was fully completed in less than 8 days. This mobilization effort involved more than 35 pieces of heavy equipment and more than 45 personnel who were well-versed in the requirements of OCONUS mobilizations.  To manage this challenging, multi-site mobilization, DGC International relied heavily on its ISO 9001 quality management procedures and a highly effective deployment tracker that ensured accurate end-to-end deliveries.

Generator Retrograde

DGC International mobilized material handling equipment – including cranes, loaders, and container stackers – to support key warfighter logistics operations in Kabul, Kandahar, Karachi Port, and Jebal-Ali Port. DGC International also provided transportation assets (including flatbed trucks and lowboys) for overland shipping. Mobilization for the program occurred in two locations simultaneously (FOB Shank and FOB KAF) and was fully completed in less than 8 days. This mobilization effort involved more than 35 pieces of heavy equipment and more than 45 personnel who were well-versed in the requirements of OCONUS mobilizations.  To manage this challenging, multi-site mobilization, DGC International relied heavily on its ISO 9001 quality management procedures and a highly effective deployment tracker that ensured accurate end-to-end deliveries.

In Transit Asset Visibility

In support of CENTCOM’s warfighter logistics and sustainment requirements. DGC International provides 24/7 in-transit asset visibility into its trucking fleet. Our innovative monitoring solution uses cutting edge technologies, Iridium satellite & GPS/GPRS/GSM connectivity and specialist software to remotely track, locate and communicate with any fixed or mobile asset from one central online platform. Therefore, DGC International can provide CENTCOM leadership with the most accurate, global tracking data in real time and to within two meters worldwide.  The available transportation management data points include:
  • Current asset position
  • Longitude/latitude
  • Last transmission date
  • Historical route maps
  • Asset speed
  • Security status
  • Client-specific data
  • Alert notifications

In Transit Asset Visibility

In support of CENTCOM’s warfighter logistics and sustainment requirements. DGC International provides 24/7 in-transit asset visibility into its trucking fleet. Our innovative monitoring solution uses cutting edge technologies, Iridium satellite & GPS/GPRS/GSM connectivity and specialist software to remotely track, locate and communicate with any fixed or mobile asset from one central online platform. Therefore, DGC International can provide CENTCOM leadership with the most accurate, global tracking data in real time and to within two meters worldwide.  The available transportation management data points include:

  • Current asset position
  • Longitude/latitude
  • Last transmission date
  • Historical route maps
  • Asset speed
  • Security status
  • Client-specific data
  • Alert notifications

Iraq and Syria Fuels

DGC International is currently supporting US Forces by procuring and delivering fuel to 8 critical Centers, Sectors, Landing Zones, and Camps in Syria and Iraq. Our 75-person team provides a variety of different services, including transportation, vehicle maintenance, and fuel supply operations.  DCG International uses its robust supply chain and custom agent networks to facilitate the movement of fuel each refinery to the specific point of delivery.

Iraq and Syria Fuels

DGC International is currently supporting US Forces by procuring and delivering fuel to 8 critical Centers, Sectors, Landing Zones, and Camps in Syria and Iraq. Our 75-person team provides a variety of different services, including transportation, vehicle maintenance, and fuel supply operations.  DCG International uses its robust supply chain and custom agent networks to facilitate the movement of fuel each refinery to the specific point of delivery.

Iraq Fuels

At 14 key sites around Iraq, DCG International supplies US Forces with high-quality fuel and associated logistics and operations services.  We have a strong fleet management system, which is supported by robust spare part storage, unscheduled and scheduled maintenance, and fuel testing. DGC International also uses a network of experienced staff members and customs agents to facilitate the movement of fuel from the refineries to each specific point of delivery around Iraq.  These include camps, cities, airbases, regions, sectors, warehouses, complexes, dams, and airports.  All activities are undertaken in strict compliance with applicable OSHA standards. This multi-year contract under the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy requires strong subcontractor and cost management oversight.  ISO 9001:15 is our overarching standard; our cost management system is updated daily to reflect accurate product pricing.

Iraq Fuels

At 14 key sites around Iraq, DCG International supplies US Forces with high-quality fuel and associated logistics and operations services.  We have a strong fleet management system, which is supported by robust spare part storage, unscheduled and scheduled maintenance, and fuel testing. DGC International also uses a network of experienced staff members and customs agents to facilitate the movement of fuel from the refineries to each specific point of delivery around Iraq.  These include camps, cities, airbases, regions, sectors, warehouses, complexes, dams, and airports.  All activities are undertaken in strict compliance with applicable OSHA standards. This multi-year contract under the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy requires strong subcontractor and cost management oversight.  ISO 9001:15 is our overarching standard; our cost management system is updated daily to reflect accurate product pricing.

Jordan Fuels

In support of Azraq Airbase and the US Army in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility, DGC International’s 15-person team provides fuel testing, QA/QC, maintenance, warehousing, and fuel supply operation services. Within a week of the original contract award, DGC International mobilized a logistics team to manage the program from the upstream supply market to remote US Army bases.   To deliver on time and on spec, we rely on our well-developed, locally based supply chain and a network of agents across Jordan to facilitate the movement of fuels from one destination to the other.

Jordan Fuels

In support of Azraq Airbase and the US Army in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility, DGC International’s 15-person team provides fuel testing, QA/QC, maintenance, warehousing, and fuel supply operation services. Within a week of the original contract award, DGC International mobilized a logistics team to manage the program from the upstream supply market to remote US Army bases.   To deliver on time and on spec, we rely on our well-developed, locally based supply chain and a network of agents across Jordan to facilitate the movement of fuels from one destination to the other.

Language Services

DGC International offered translation, interpretation, and transcription services to support U.S. Army missions across the globe. Our role on this C5ISR contract was to ensure that U.S. Army personnel were capable of quickly communicating with allies, ensuring security, quick reaction capability, and maintaining the highest state of readiness. DGC International offered a proven quick reaction capability to meet rapid turnaround requirements.

Language Services

DGC International offered translation, interpretation, and transcription services to support U.S. Army missions across the globe. Our role on this C5ISR contract was to ensure that U.S. Army personnel were capable of quickly communicating with allies, ensuring security, quick reaction capability, and maintaining the highest state of readiness. DGC International offered a proven quick reaction capability to meet rapid turnaround requirements.

Linguistic Support

Under this five year contract, DGC International provided foreign language services and an innovative management services solution to the U.S. Army and other U.S. government agencies whose personnel need to operate in environments that are often hostile. DGC International provided linguists for a number of critical languages including Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Farsi and Arabic with the goal of helping military personnel expand their capacity to communicate beyond the confines of the standard military phrasebook. While the focus of this contract was the preparation of the OCONUS warfighter, the services were rendered within CONUS (i.e., as part of pre-deployment operations.)

Linguistic Support

Under this five year contract, DGC International provided foreign language services and an innovative management services solution to the U.S. Army and other U.S. government agencies whose personnel need to operate in environments that are often hostile. DGC International provided linguists for a number of critical languages including Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Farsi and Arabic with the goal of helping military personnel expand their capacity to communicate beyond the confines of the standard military phrasebook. While the focus of this contract was the preparation of the OCONUS warfighter, the services were rendered within CONUS (i.e., as part of pre-deployment operations.)

Mission-Critical Transportation

On this multi-year contract, known as National Afghanistan Trucking 2, DGC International provided mission-critical transportation and asset management support for bulk fuels, dry cargo, and heavy cargo assets across Afghanistan. DGC International provided all management, personnel, supervision, supplies, equipment, and organic transportation required to make FOB deliveries.  From our central point of operation, DGC International directed the consolidation and flow of equipment, cost effectively configured all computer systems, prepared equipment for the harsh operating environment, installed air filters to prevent dust contamination, trained support personnel, and shipped equipment. The transportation assets used included flatbed trucks, reefer trucks, lowboys, cranes, container stackers, and forklifts. To manage subcontractors, DGC International used AES-256 encrypted cloud computing architecture that worked on a point-to-point system and met the requirements of NIST Special Publication 800-146 Cloud Computing Synopsis and SANS Top 20 Critical Controls. Furthermore, we developed a highly effective system to ensure end-to-end mobilization and deployment tracking as personnel were transferred throughout the Afghanistan AOR.

Mission-Critical Transportation

On this multi-year contract, known as National Afghanistan Trucking 2, DGC International provided mission-critical transportation and asset management support for bulk fuels, dry cargo, and heavy cargo assets across Afghanistan. DGC International provided all management, personnel, supervision, supplies, equipment, and organic transportation required to make FOB deliveries.  From our central point of operation, DGC International directed the consolidation and flow of equipment, cost effectively configured all computer systems, prepared equipment for the harsh operating environment, installed air filters to prevent dust contamination, trained support personnel, and shipped equipment. The transportation assets used included flatbed trucks, reefer trucks, lowboys, cranes, container stackers, and forklifts. To manage subcontractors, DGC International used AES-256 encrypted cloud computing architecture that worked on a point-to-point system and met the requirements of NIST Special Publication 800-146 Cloud Computing Synopsis and SANS Top 20 Critical Controls. Furthermore, we developed a highly effective system to ensure end-to-end mobilization and deployment tracking as personnel were transferred throughout the Afghanistan AOR.

Mobile Training Units

In 2009, DGC International responded to a request by the Afghan Ministry of Education for innovative training solutions to a seemingly intractable problem.  Outside of the training infrastructure provide in Kabul and other major Afghan cities, little training infrastructure existed.  Many smaller towns and villages could not support training initiatives, and the cost of building schools would have been prohibitive. Our team suggested a novel solution:  Take mobile training units (MTUs) to government personnel rather than asking trainees to travel to major cities in Afghanistan.  Mobile training units would be easier to set up, and require far less planning and logistics than building brick and mortar facilities.  After their initial use, the MTUs (also referred to as connexes) could be converted into housing, office, or other uses.  Finally, the MTU solution would make it far easier for students to attend class; in many Afghan provinces, roads are difficult to access and other means of transportation are unavailable or very costly. The Ministry of Education approved this plan, and for the next year DGC International used this low-cost, rapid deployment plan to train, text and field more than 190 people.  These individuals were then able to execute basic maintenance on warehouse facilities and equipment.  They were also trained on security and SKU equipment.

Mobile Training Units

In 2009, DGC International responded to a request by the Afghan Ministry of Education for innovative training solutions to a seemingly intractable problem.  Outside of the training infrastructure provide in Kabul and other major Afghan cities, little training infrastructure existed.  Many smaller towns and villages could not support training initiatives, and the cost of building schools would have been prohibitive. Our team suggested a novel solution:  Take mobile training units (MTUs) to government personnel rather than asking trainees to travel to major cities in Afghanistan.  Mobile training units would be easier to set up, and require far less planning and logistics than building brick and mortar facilities.  After their initial use, the MTUs (also referred to as connexes) could be converted into housing, office, or other uses.  Finally, the MTU solution would make it far easier for students to attend class; in many Afghan provinces, roads are difficult to access and other means of transportation are unavailable or very costly. The Ministry of Education approved this plan, and for the next year DGC International used this low-cost, rapid deployment plan to train, text and field more than 190 people.  These individuals were then able to execute basic maintenance on warehouse facilities and equipment.  They were also trained on security and SKU equipment.

Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft

Non-standard rotary wing aircraft play a major role in military operations around the world.  However, how to obtain Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services for these aircraft (including the Mi series) has been a perplexing problem for US Government agencies, and Foreign Military sales clients. Fortunately, DGC International and its consortium partners have an exceptional capacity in this regard.  Specifically, we are able to offer:
  • PMI Certified program and project managers.
  • World-class Mi-series MRO capabilities.
  • Supply-chain logistics management capability throughout the Middle East and other OCONUS locations.
  • Demonstrated capability to provide business operations and life support in remote, austere and dangerous environments.
  • Rotary-wing and fixed wing flight operations, mission planning, and aircrew training.
  • Organic airlift capability to meet surge requirements and deliver personnel, material and cargo as required to Afghanistan and other OCONUS locations as required.
  • Certified and licensed Mi-series maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities.
  • Supply chain management of Mi-series rotary-wing aircraft in Afghanistan and OCONUS locations.
  • Experience conducting MRO operations in Afghanistan for Mi-series aircraft.
  • Understanding of:
    • US Government policies to include as they relate to US Government sanctions of Russian governmental entities, companies and individuals.
    • Afghanistan culture and operational conditions.
    • Operating within Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), US Department of the Treasury and US Department of State, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARS) rules and regulations while dealing with Russian companies and organization.
  • Boots on the ground in Afghanistan.

Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft

Non-standard rotary wing aircraft play a major role in military operations around the world.  However, how to obtain Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services for these aircraft (including the Mi series) has been a perplexing problem for US Government agencies, and Foreign Military sales clients. Fortunately, DGC International and its consortium partners have an exceptional capacity in this regard.  Specifically, we are able to offer:

  • PMI Certified program and project managers.
  • World-class Mi-series MRO capabilities.
  • Supply-chain logistics management capability throughout the Middle East and other OCONUS locations.
  • Demonstrated capability to provide business operations and life support in remote, austere and dangerous environments.
  • Rotary-wing and fixed wing flight operations, mission planning, and aircrew training.
  • Organic airlift capability to meet surge requirements and deliver personnel, material and cargo as required to Afghanistan and other OCONUS locations as required.
  • Certified and licensed Mi-series maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities.
  • Supply chain management of Mi-series rotary-wing aircraft in Afghanistan and OCONUS locations.
  • Experience conducting MRO operations in Afghanistan for Mi-series aircraft.
  • Understanding of:
    • US Government policies to include as they relate to US Government sanctions of Russian governmental entities, companies and individuals.
    • Afghanistan culture and operational conditions.
    • Operating within Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), US Department of the Treasury and US Department of State, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARS) rules and regulations while dealing with Russian companies and organization.
  • Boots on the ground in Afghanistan.

Peru Fuels

In support of the US Embassy and the DOD’s Naval Medical Research Unit in Lima, Peru, DGC International procured, stored, and delivered fuel under a Defense Logistics Agency – Energy contract. From 2013 to 2015, DCG International provided transportation, vehicle maintenance, and fuel supply operations – using our strong supply chain and network of customs agents across Peru to facilitate the movement of fuel from the refinery to the Naval Station. Throughout this effort, DGC International focused intently on end user satisfaction and strove to continuously improve services.

Peru Fuels

In support of the US Embassy and the DOD’s Naval Medical Research Unit in Lima, Peru, DGC International procured, stored, and delivered fuel under a Defense Logistics Agency – Energy contract. From 2013 to 2015, DCG International provided transportation, vehicle maintenance, and fuel supply operations – using our strong supply chain and network of customs agents across Peru to facilitate the movement of fuel from the refinery to the Naval Station. Throughout this effort, DGC International focused intently on end user satisfaction and strove to continuously improve services.

Petroleum Oil Lubricant Purchases

In support of the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, DGC International procured and distributed the fuels, oils, and lubricants needed to maintain warfighting equipment. Our services included procurement; shipping products to Dubai warehousing; re-organization and re-packaging; air freight, customs clearance; and intra-FOB transport in Afghanistan. Because it was necessary to procure these products from many different countries, DGC International drew heavily on its well-developed global supply chain networks and robust vendor management experience.  While most of our products were sourced from US and UK corporations (including Shell and Exxon Mobil), we expanded our supply chain base as necessary to meet the unique needs of equipment used in Afghanistan (some of which is Russian-made.) To ensure accountability for critical products and equipment, DGC International installed the Mobility Inventory, Control Accountability System (MICAS) off-the-shelf software.  We also used daily briefings and SITREP reports to ensure that goods were delivered on time.

Petroleum Oil Lubricant Purchases

In support of the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, DGC International procured and distributed the fuels, oils, and lubricants needed to maintain warfighting equipment. Our services included procurement; shipping products to Dubai warehousing; re-organization and re-packaging; air freight, customs clearance; and intra-FOB transport in Afghanistan. Because it was necessary to procure these products from many different countries, DGC International drew heavily on its well-developed global supply chain networks and robust vendor management experience.  While most of our products were sourced from US and UK corporations (including Shell and Exxon Mobil), we expanded our supply chain base as necessary to meet the unique needs of equipment used in Afghanistan (some of which is Russian-made.) To ensure accountability for critical products and equipment, DGC International installed the Mobility Inventory, Control Accountability System (MICAS) off-the-shelf software.  We also used daily briefings and SITREP reports to ensure that goods were delivered on time.

Risk Mitigation Strategies

When the NATO led Resolute Support mission sought risk mitigation strategies from industry, DGCI International responded with an approach to reduce risk to the warfighter supply chain in Afghanistan.  Specifically, we proposed the creation of a state of the art, bulk fuel storage and supply facility just minutes from downtown Kabul. Our approach was securely grounded in data; the deployed DCG International management team obtained warfighter projected fuel usage reports and used them to explore the most efficient and effective logistics mechanisms. The proposal also acknowledged the reality of unforeseen demands; we suggested maintaining fuel stocks of at least 60% above projected requirements.  This would ensure that the client’s missions could be fulfilled without delay, even in emergency situations.

Risk Mitigation Strategies

When the NATO led Resolute Support mission sought risk mitigation strategies from industry, DGCI International responded with an approach to reduce risk to the warfighter supply chain in Afghanistan.  Specifically, we proposed the creation of a state of the art, bulk fuel storage and supply facility just minutes from downtown Kabul. Our approach was securely grounded in data; the deployed DCG International management team obtained warfighter projected fuel usage reports and used them to explore the most efficient and effective logistics mechanisms. The proposal also acknowledged the reality of unforeseen demands; we suggested maintaining fuel stocks of at least 60% above projected requirements.  This would ensure that the client’s missions could be fulfilled without delay, even in emergency situations.

Safety and Training

Forces operating against insurgent factions in Afghanistan rely on a steady, uninterrupted flow of fuel from DGC International facilities.  Because accidents and delays at our facilities could lead to loss of life or reduced operational tempos among coalition forces, it is imperative that we maintain the strictest safety standards. DGC International regularly performs stringent readiness and safety audits of our overseas facilities.  A vital part of that effort involves continuous training of local staff.  DGCI management ensures that local staff members receive daily safety briefings, and regular training on each standard operating procedure.  Additionally, employees receive monthly refresher training to correct deficiencies, and ensure that standards are maintained. The long-term goal of DGC International is to prepare local staff members to manage operations to the standards required by the Department of Defense or State Department without the assistance of outside parties.  Such a capacity would uplift and support the local population by providing a secure financial base and lay a foundation for life-long learning for the workers and their families.

Safety and Training

Forces operating against insurgent factions in Afghanistan rely on a steady, uninterrupted flow of fuel from DGC International facilities.  Because accidents and delays at our facilities could lead to loss of life or reduced operational tempos among coalition forces, it is imperative that we maintain the strictest safety standards. DGC International regularly performs stringent readiness and safety audits of our overseas facilities.  A vital part of that effort involves continuous training of local staff.  DGCI management ensures that local staff members receive daily safety briefings, and regular training on each standard operating procedure.  Additionally, employees receive monthly refresher training to correct deficiencies, and ensure that standards are maintained. The long-term goal of DGC International is to prepare local staff members to manage operations to the standards required by the Department of Defense or State Department without the assistance of outside parties.  Such a capacity would uplift and support the local population by providing a secure financial base and lay a foundation for life-long learning for the workers and their families.

Shahbaz Pakistan Security Upgrades

DGC International recently began work on a major security construction contract in Jacobabad, Pakistan.  This one year contract, administered by the United States Army Corps of Engineers – Middle East District, will include the construction of new concrete perimeter walls, new perimeter lighting, the surfacing of existing dirt patrol roads, and the construction of new patrol roads. Additionally, DGC International will provide all necessary temporary fencing that meets strenuous height, thickness, spacing, and embedding standards.  Finally, DGC International will contract a new 12-foot wide asphalt-surfaced roadway to service the north base. DGC International oversees this 35-person effort through the use of a construction management team; the team consists of a Project Manager, Site Safety and Health Officer, Site Superintendent, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Officer. In addition to our standard robust cost management system, DGC International uses the USACE Risk Management System/Quality Control System and Primavera to monitor contract progress.

Shahbaz Pakistan Security Upgrades

DGC International recently began work on a major security construction contract in Jacobabad, Pakistan.  This one year contract, administered by the United States Army Corps of Engineers – Middle East District, will include the construction of new concrete perimeter walls, new perimeter lighting, the surfacing of existing dirt patrol roads, and the construction of new patrol roads. Additionally, DGC International will provide all necessary temporary fencing that meets strenuous height, thickness, spacing, and embedding standards.  Finally, DGC International will contract a new 12-foot wide asphalt-surfaced roadway to service the north base. DGC International oversees this 35-person effort through the use of a construction management team; the team consists of a Project Manager, Site Safety and Health Officer, Site Superintendent, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Officer. In addition to our standard robust cost management system, DGC International uses the USACE Risk Management System/Quality Control System and Primavera to monitor contract progress.

Special Operations Curriculum

Book knowledge is important – and often separates the warrior who can thrive in all environments from the warrior who’s unable to apply what he knows to new threats and ambiguous actors. But NOTHING substitutes for the experience of haboobs, bullets grazing your leg, or scrounging a meal off the land. That’s why DGC International SOF instructors have served as special operators – with the training and experience needed to win the day. Requirements may vary, based on the role that the operators play on our training team (Lead, Deputy Lead, Basic Operator, etc.)  But every position has a demanding checklist of qualifications and capabilities associated with it. If you’d like to know more about our instructors’ qualifications – or think you might be interested in applying to be one – please contact us.

Special Operations Curriculum

Book knowledge is important – and often separates the warrior who can thrive in all environments from the warrior who’s unable to apply what he knows to new threats and ambiguous actors. But NOTHING substitutes for the experience of haboobs, bullets grazing your leg, or scrounging a meal off the land. That’s why DGC International SOF instructors have served as special operators – with the training and experience needed to win the day. Requirements may vary, based on the role that the operators play on our training team (Lead, Deputy Lead, Basic Operator, etc.)  But every position has a demanding checklist of qualifications and capabilities associated with it. If you’d like to know more about our instructors’ qualifications – or think you might be interested in applying to be one – please contact us.

Superior Supply Chain Management

The smooth, timely, and reliable movement of parts, components, and supplies from point of origin to the end user requires a number of activities and disciplines – including sourcing and acquisition; packaging; transportation; tracking; continuous visibility of assets; inventory control; distribution; and final delivery. Our optimized global supply chain offers clients many significant benefits, including:
  • A much lower risk of an interruption in parts flow.
  • On demand, real time SCM status visibility.
  • The ability to “shape” stock levels to site-specific demands/ requirements.
  • The ability to obtain and transport OEM certified parts whenever and wherever they are needed.
  • Significantly reduced response times for order placement, tracking and arrival.
  • Continuous visibility and accountability of all orders and parts movement.
  • Embedded ISO-driven cost, quality, schedule, and performance metrics.
In support of flight operations, we:
  • Verify the certification of OEM parts.
  • Account for, track, and deliver parts.
  • Ensure that parts are installed at an OEM authorized repair facility.

Superior Supply Chain Management

The smooth, timely, and reliable movement of parts, components, and supplies from point of origin to the end user requires a number of activities and disciplines – including sourcing and acquisition; packaging; transportation; tracking; continuous visibility of assets; inventory control; distribution; and final delivery. Our optimized global supply chain offers clients many significant benefits, including:

  • A much lower risk of an interruption in parts flow.
  • On demand, real time SCM status visibility.
  • The ability to “shape” stock levels to site-specific demands/ requirements.
  • The ability to obtain and transport OEM certified parts whenever and wherever they are needed.
  • Significantly reduced response times for order placement, tracking and arrival.
  • Continuous visibility and accountability of all orders and parts movement.
  • Embedded ISO-driven cost, quality, schedule, and performance metrics.
In support of flight operations, we:
  • Verify the certification of OEM parts.
  • Account for, track, and deliver parts.
  • Ensure that parts are installed at an OEM authorized repair facility.

Support to Peshmerga

In late 2015, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept across Northern Iraq – and local Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were the last line of defense for millions of Iraqi citizens. Working with our counterparts and coalition partners, DGC International helped develop a supply chain system to support the Kurdish Peshmerga.  Central to this chain was a reliable energy plan that ensured fighting units had the high-quality fuels needed for use in military grade equipment. Our transport plans, asset allocations, and delivery methods were heavily impacted by the humanitarian crisis and influx of refugees from Mosul.  Despite the adverse and highly unstable environment, DGC International ensured that even small outposts and humanitarian camps received the energy support they needed.

Support to Peshmerga

In late 2015, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept across Northern Iraq – and local Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were the last line of defense for millions of Iraqi citizens. Working with our counterparts and coalition partners, DGC International helped develop a supply chain system to support the Kurdish Peshmerga.  Central to this chain was a reliable energy plan that ensured fighting units had the high-quality fuels needed for use in military grade equipment. Our transport plans, asset allocations, and delivery methods were heavily impacted by the humanitarian crisis and influx of refugees from Mosul.  Despite the adverse and highly unstable environment, DGC International ensured that even small outposts and humanitarian camps received the energy support they needed.

Toyota Non-Tactical Vehicles

Great supply chains aren’t just for fuel deliveries!  In 2012-2013, DGC International procured and transported two hundred and eight (208) Toyota Corolla sedans from locations throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, and UAE. Under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force, DGC International provided these used non-tactical vehicles (which were all model year 2008 or newer) in support of the Phoenix Regional Contracting Center – Kabul.  Our operations teams purchased and provided containerized transportation around the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. The DGC International staff was responsible for receiving and visually inspecting the materials; redistributing assets; re-warehousing materials (optimizing storage space); performing care of stock in storage (COSIS) tasks; controlling physical inventory; selecting and packing stock; performing consolidation and shipping functions; making local deliveries; and performing packaging and retrograde tasks. Due to their care and diligence, no vehicles were rejected for defects or delivery issues. The Kabul Vehicle Services team operated from a state of the art facility equipped with the most advanced maintenance equipment.  It was staffed by more than 50 experienced engineers, mechanics, technicians, and administrative staff from Afghanistan, United States and the countries of Southeast Asia. Within one month of contract award, DGC International mobilized procurement and logistics teams in Kabul, Kandahar, Islamabad, Karachi, and Dubai.  DGC International used the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning Management System to track Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment.  DGC International required subcontractors to furnish digitized paperwork whenever possible; this gave our program managers greater visibility into all client deliveries.

Toyota Non-Tactical Vehicles

Great supply chains aren’t just for fuel deliveries!  In 2012-2013, DGC International procured and transported two hundred and eight (208) Toyota Corolla sedans from locations throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, and UAE. Under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force, DGC International provided these used non-tactical vehicles (which were all model year 2008 or newer) in support of the Phoenix Regional Contracting Center – Kabul.  Our operations teams purchased and provided containerized transportation around the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. The DGC International staff was responsible for receiving and visually inspecting the materials; redistributing assets; re-warehousing materials (optimizing storage space); performing care of stock in storage (COSIS) tasks; controlling physical inventory; selecting and packing stock; performing consolidation and shipping functions; making local deliveries; and performing packaging and retrograde tasks. Due to their care and diligence, no vehicles were rejected for defects or delivery issues. The Kabul Vehicle Services team operated from a state of the art facility equipped with the most advanced maintenance equipment.  It was staffed by more than 50 experienced engineers, mechanics, technicians, and administrative staff from Afghanistan, United States and the countries of Southeast Asia. Within one month of contract award, DGC International mobilized procurement and logistics teams in Kabul, Kandahar, Islamabad, Karachi, and Dubai.  DGC International used the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning Management System to track Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment.  DGC International required subcontractors to furnish digitized paperwork whenever possible; this gave our program managers greater visibility into all client deliveries.

Transportation and Material Handling

DGC International mobilized material handling equipment – including cranes, loaders, and container stackers – to support key warfighter logistics operations in Kabul, Kandahar, Karachi Port, and Jebal-Ali Port. DGC International also provided transportation assets (including flatbed trucks and lowboys) for overland shipping. Mobilization for the program occurred in two Forward Operating Bases, and was fully completed in less than 8 days. This mobilization effort involved more than 35 pieces of heavy equipment and more than 45 personnel who were well-versed in the requirements of OCONUS mobilizations.  To manage this challenging, multi-site mobilization, DGC International relied heavily on its ISO 9001 quality management procedures and a highly effective deployment tracker that ensured accurate end-to-end deliveries.

Transportation and Material Handling

DGC International mobilized material handling equipment – including cranes, loaders, and container stackers – to support key warfighter logistics operations in Kabul, Kandahar, Karachi Port, and Jebal-Ali Port. DGC International also provided transportation assets (including flatbed trucks and lowboys) for overland shipping. Mobilization for the program occurred in two Forward Operating Bases, and was fully completed in less than 8 days. This mobilization effort involved more than 35 pieces of heavy equipment and more than 45 personnel who were well-versed in the requirements of OCONUS mobilizations.  To manage this challenging, multi-site mobilization, DGC International relied heavily on its ISO 9001 quality management procedures and a highly effective deployment tracker that ensured accurate end-to-end deliveries.

Transportation Assets in Iraq

To support CENTCOM’s mission to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), DGC International has implemented robust system to ensure the reliability and quality of fuel-related products and services provided to the warfighter. After negotiating the purchase of trucking assets with a local vendor, DGCI’s Deputy Project Manager (Logistics) – a transport specialist – and his staff personally inspected each of the more than 200 trucking assets for roadworthiness, mechanical reliability and fuel QA/QC compliance. At that time, all fuel transportation tanks were painted inside with a white epoxy based paint that is certified for use in fuel transport tankers. This action ensures that dust or other contaminants can easily be identified inside the tank during pre-loading inspections. Before loading, every truck receives another comprehensive inspection.  Special attention is paid to the transportation tank itself; this inspection is verified by a third party company.  These inspections help to prevent fuel product contamination, and help ensure that the product delivered to the end user is of the highest quality. DGC International’s careful attention to truck inspection and maintenance also minimizes in transit delays and facilitates faster in-gating procedures at Forward Operating Bases.  These efficiencies help ensure that our deliveries are on-time and on-spec. In addition to fuel tankers, DGC International has developed a dedicated fleet consisting of 20 foot and 40 foot flatbed trailers, low-boy trailers, refrigerated trucks, potable water tankers, waste-water tankers, and non-tactical vehicles.  These assets ensure that we can quickly meet contingency operation requirements as they emerge.

Transportation Assets in Iraq

To support CENTCOM’s mission to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), DGC International has implemented robust system to ensure the reliability and quality of fuel-related products and services provided to the warfighter. After negotiating the purchase of trucking assets with a local vendor, DGCI’s Deputy Project Manager (Logistics) – a transport specialist – and his staff personally inspected each of the more than 200 trucking assets for roadworthiness, mechanical reliability and fuel QA/QC compliance. At that time, all fuel transportation tanks were painted inside with a white epoxy based paint that is certified for use in fuel transport tankers. This action ensures that dust or other contaminants can easily be identified inside the tank during pre-loading inspections. Before loading, every truck receives another comprehensive inspection.  Special attention is paid to the transportation tank itself; this inspection is verified by a third party company.  These inspections help to prevent fuel product contamination, and help ensure that the product delivered to the end user is of the highest quality. DGC International’s careful attention to truck inspection and maintenance also minimizes in transit delays and facilitates faster in-gating procedures at Forward Operating Bases.  These efficiencies help ensure that our deliveries are on-time and on-spec. In addition to fuel tankers, DGC International has developed a dedicated fleet consisting of 20 foot and 40 foot flatbed trailers, low-boy trailers, refrigerated trucks, potable water tankers, waste-water tankers, and non-tactical vehicles.  These assets ensure that we can quickly meet contingency operation requirements as they emerge.

Kabul Fuel Depot Safety Training

At DGC International’s Kabul Fuel Depot, all staff receives safety awareness training each month.  These training sessions are 1 hour long, and cover the following vital topics:
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Hand protection
  • Body Protection
  • Heat related injuries (heat stroke)
  • Near miss incidents
  • Lifting and handling of loads
  • Severe weather
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Cold weather injuries and safety gear
  • Workplace violence
  • Fire safety
  • Hand tool / Pneumatic tool hazards
  • First Aid
In addition, the staff receive:
  • Monthly fire drill training
  • Quarterly fire extinguisher training
  • Annual respiratory protection training
  • Annual confined space entry training
The strong safety record of this facility is due in large part to the quality, frequency, and regularity of this training.

Kabul Fuel Depot Safety Training

At DGC International’s Kabul Fuel Depot, all staff receives safety awareness training each month.  These training sessions are 1 hour long, and cover the following vital topics:

  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Hand protection
  • Body Protection
  • Heat related injuries (heat stroke)
  • Near miss incidents
  • Lifting and handling of loads
  • Severe weather
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Cold weather injuries and safety gear
  • Workplace violence
  • Fire safety
  • Hand tool / Pneumatic tool hazards
  • First Aid
In addition, the staff receive:
  • Monthly fire drill training
  • Quarterly fire extinguisher training
  • Annual respiratory protection training
  • Annual confined space entry training
The strong safety record of this facility is due in large part to the quality, frequency, and regularity of this training.

Worldwide Safety and Training Capabilities

Because unsafe operating environments have a negative impact on both our employees and the coalition forces that we service, it is imperative that we maintain the strictest safety standards. DGC International regularly performs stringent readiness and safety audits of our overseas facilities.  A vital part of that effort involves continuous training of local staff.  DGCI management ensures that local staff members receive daily safety briefings, and regular training on each standard operating procedure.  Additionally, employees receive monthly refresher training to correct deficiencies, and ensure that standards are maintained. The long-term goal of DGC International is to prepare local staff members to manage operations to the standards required by the Department of Defense or State Department without the assistance of outside parties.  Such a capacity would uplift and support the local population by providing a secure financial base and lay a foundation for life-long learning for the workers and their families.

Worldwide Safety and Training Capabilities

Because unsafe operating environments have a negative impact on both our employees and the coalition forces that we service, it is imperative that we maintain the strictest safety standards. DGC International regularly performs stringent readiness and safety audits of our overseas facilities.  A vital part of that effort involves continuous training of local staff.  DGCI management ensures that local staff members receive daily safety briefings, and regular training on each standard operating procedure.  Additionally, employees receive monthly refresher training to correct deficiencies, and ensure that standards are maintained. The long-term goal of DGC International is to prepare local staff members to manage operations to the standards required by the Department of Defense or State Department without the assistance of outside parties.  Such a capacity would uplift and support the local population by providing a secure financial base and lay a foundation for life-long learning for the workers and their families.