Afghanistan Advisory Services
In support of Mission Support operations, DGC International provided U.S. Forces in Afghanistan with Atmospheric Advisors. Atmospherics Advisors trained locals on the basics of passive data collection techniques, records retention, management of sources, and security procedures. The Advisors provided the capability to gather, analyze, and disseminate atmospheric information throughout the Afghanistan Combined/Joint Operations Area (CJOA), monitor, track and measure trends in local sentiment regarding US FOR-A programs and policies; provide professional advice with regard to cultural, social, religious, political, economic, security and tribal matters and communication strategies; integrate information into pre-and post-operational U.S. strategic, operational and tactical decision-making; support the research and data collection needed to generate District Narrative Assessments (DNAs); and advise in the developing and management of relationships with influential local leaders.
Atmospherics saved many civilians and soldiers' lives. Several military leaders from NATO and US forces noted the benefits of the program, noting atmospherics provided immense oversight for the battle space, which aided in mission planning, providing overall perceptions of the country, in depth analysis of specific areas of operations, resulting in maximized mission success.
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. Our A-lab adheres to quality specifications and regulatory standards (including ASTM, ISO, and IP). DGC International professionals test samples, manage fuel stocks including JA1, JP8, Diesel and Gasoline and generate detailed fuel analysis reports for the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy (DLA Energy).
As part of this expansion effort, DGC International also added more transport routes and additional staff. Prior to 2013, fuel earmarked for Afghanistan was often tested in Dubai. With the expansion of the DGC International testing facility, that vital testing could now be done in Afghanistan itself – minimizing costs and potential delays and greatly enhancing customer service.
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. This team of professionals leverages our exceptional logistics supply chain and ensures that our network of customs agents across Central Asia properly facilitate the movement of bulk fuel from several refineries to Afghanistan. Our operational services include fleet management, bulk fuel storage, stock control management, spare parts warehousing, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and fuel testing.
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 a basketball and volleyball court; a walking/jogging track; two restrooms; a small turf field; a coffee shop, and an administrative office. 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. All sites were constructed simultaneously and required significant logistics and construction coordination. DGC International mobilized approximately 200 personnel for this contract. Upon completion of the program, the sites were dedicated by the United States Embassy and handed off in a ceremony to the Kabul Municipality. This project was funded by the Department of State, US Embassy Public Affairs Section – Afghanistan.
Airport Entry and Exit Services
As part of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA)/Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Afghanistan and the United States, DGC International was awarded a contract to provide Aerial Port of Debarkation/Embarkation (APOD)(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 to assist with the facilitation for the efficient entry and exit of NATO Resolute Support, US forces, and Department of State, and contractor personnel performing on NATO or US awarded contracts in Afghanistan. DGCI served as a facilitator and liaison between the aforementioned personnel and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) officials concerning entry/exit procedures and documents such as passports, visas, US/NATO contractor certificates.
APOD Advisors assisted both the military and the contractor community with difficulties related to visa processing, border entry and exit, and provided training for 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 BSA/SOFA entry/exit requirements are enforced. Training materials were developed for entry/exit requirements as well as signage that was placed throughout the airports to educate incoming visitors. Due to DGCI’s efforts, over 3000 travelers were processed with over 150 resolutions for incoming personnel.
Central Supply Depot Services
DGC International 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. To date, DGC International has provided more than 2000 hours of training – including warehouse management, the foundations of stock control, and use of the Core IMS database – to hundreds Afghan National Army soldiers. We have inventoried more than 3600+ shipping containers, counted more than 89+ million individual items, and inventoried more than 22,000+ Line Items.
Forward Deployed Fuel Farms
As part of our support to Operation Inherent Resolve, DGC International established forward deployed fuel storage assets across Iraq. These 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 several 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.
DGC International supported the Joint Task Force Bravo and the 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 supported the Soto Cano base, and provided fuel supplies and logistics support for US military operations in remote areas of the country. DGC International staff activities included fleet management, spare parts warehousing, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and fuel testing.
DGC International mobilized material handling equipment – including cranes, loaders, and container stackers – to support key warfighter retrograde logistics operations in Kabul and Kandahar, with movements to the Karachi and Jebel Ali Ports. DGC International also provided transportation assets including flatbed trucks and lowboys for overland shipping. Mobilization for the program was completed in less than 8 days. This mobilization effort involved more than 35 pieces of heavy equipment and more than 45 personnel who managed the retrograde and customs requirements through the Af-Pak region.
Iraq and Syria Fuels
DGC International proudly support warfighters in Northern Iraq under a multi-year contract with DLA Energy. Our highly experienced personnel provide a variety of services, including maintenance, spare parts warehousing, fuel testing, fleet management, and quality assurance/quality control activities. Most critically, DGC International draws heavily on our well-developed supply chains and network of customs agents across Iraq to facilitate the movement of fuel from the refineries to locations throughout the Iraq and Syria Area of Operation. DGC International has a long history of operating in Iraq and is one of the few fuel providers that is able to deliver, on time, on spec, with a 99% on time, on spec delivery rating for over 12,000 deliveries. DGC International has delivered over 50 million gallons of fuel in the past year.
DGC International is currently supporting US Forces by procuring and delivering fuel to critical locations throughout Syria and Iraq. Our 300-person team provides a variety of different services, including storage, testing, transportation, vehicle maintenance, and fuel supply operations
In support of Azraq Airbase and the US Army in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility, DGC International’s 15-person team provides supply chain management, fuel testing, 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.
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 Malay, Vietnamese, Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Farsi and Arabic.
DGC International provided mission-critical transportation and asset management support for bulk fuels, dry cargo, and heavy cargo assets across Afghanistan on the multi-year contract National Afghanistan Trucking 2. DGC International provided all management, personnel, supervision, supplies, equipment, and organic transportation required to make FOB deliveries.
Mobile Training Units
In 2009, DGC International responded to a request by the Afghan Ministry of Education for innovative training solutions. To address the obstacle of training infrastructure in Kabul and other major Afghan cities where little training infrastructure exists, DGC International proposed taking mobile training units (MTUs) to government personnel rather than asking trainees to travel to major cities in Afghanistan. Mobile training units are easier to set up, and require far less planning and logistics than building brick and mortar facilities. The MTU solution made 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. These individuals were then able to execute basic maintenance for generators, construction equipment and HVACs.
Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft
DGC International is 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.
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, DGC International provided supply chain management, transportation, vehicle maintenance, and fuel supply operations.
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. We expanded our supply chain base as necessary to meet the unique needs of equipment used in Afghanistan. To ensure accountability for critical products and equipment, DGC International installed a Mobility Inventory, Control Accountability System (MICAS).
Risk Mitigation Strategies
When the NATO led Resolute Support mission sought risk mitigation strategies from industry, DGC 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
DGC International regularly performs stringent readiness and safety audits of our overseas facilities. DGCI management ensures that local staff members receive daily safety briefings, and regular training on each standard operating procedure. 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.
Shahbaz Pakistan Security Upgrades
DGC International began work on a major security construction contract in Jacobabad, Pakistan. This 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.
Special Operations Curriculum
DGC International’s SOF instructors have served as special operators – with the training and experience needed to win the mission. Requirements may vary, based on the role that the operators play on our training team (Lead, Deputy Lead, Basic Operator, etc.)
Superior Supply Chain Management
Our optimized global supply chain offers clients many significant benefits, including:
In support of flight operations, we:
- 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.
- Verify the certification of OEM parts.
- Account for, track, and deliver parts.
- Ensure that parts are installed at an OEM authorized repair facility.
Non-Tactical Vehicle Procurement
In 2012-2013, DGC International procured and transported over two hundred plus Toyota non-tactical vehicles from locations throughout Afghanistan and the UAE. Under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force, DGC International provided these non-tactical vehicles, which were inspected and approved for delivery to various clients throughout Afghanistan.
Transportation Assets in Iraq
To support CENTCOM’s mission to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), DGC International has implemented a robust system to ensure the reliability and quality of fuel-related products and services provided to the warfighter. 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. Over 300 assets in theater ensure that we can quickly meet contingency operation requirements during surge periods, and our robust maintenance management platform ensures our fleet is available even during peak periods.
Kabul Fuel Depot Safety Training
At DGC International’s Kabul Fuel Depot, all staff receives safety awareness training each month. These training sessions are one hour long, and cover the following vital topics:
In addition, the staff receive:
- 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
The strong safety record of this facility is due in large part to the quality, frequency, and regularity of this training.
- Monthly fire drill training
- Quarterly fire extinguisher training
- Annual respiratory protection training
- Annual confined space entry training
Worldwide Safety and Training Capabilities
DGC International 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.